States' Average Woodie rankings

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:13 PM
For winter fun, I calculated each states’ average woody rankings, using Mitch Hawker’s coaster poll numbers. Here are the states with the highest woody ranking averages, regardless of the total number of coasters in each state:

AVG Rank Best States

22 New Mexico

28 Maine

30 Lousiana

43 Indiana

49 Maryland

49 Tennessee

51 Missouri

57 Florida

57 Connecticut

61 New Hampshire

Here are states with lowest woody ranking averages:

AVG Rank Worst States

155 West Virginia

133 Ontario

125 Minnesota

122 North Carolina

116 Utah

114 Ohio

112 Pennsylvania

107 Oklahoma

107 Virginia

106 Iowa

The more coasters a state has, the more likely their average has been brought down by their "clunker" coasters. Also, coaster newbies who ride very few coasters, and only in their own states, are likely to have a skewed view of woodies in general. Newbie riders in New Mexico, for example, even though they only have one coaster, are likely to be writing letters to Governor Bill Richardson, begging for more woodies. Newbie riders in West Virginia are likely burning down the trees in their back yards for fear of another “Dipper”, and in Utah, every kid and his mother(s) are riding steel coasters instead. *** Edited 1/27/2005 1:15:51 AM UTC by Bill*** *** Edited 1/27/2005 1:16:26 AM UTC by Bill*** *** Edited 1/27/2005 1:17:20 AM UTC by Bill***

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:36 PM
And the Predator, which finished in the bottom 5.

I would have thought to see Idaho and Michigan higher.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 10:42 PM
Why does it not suprise me that, even with only 2 coasters, WV still sucks when it comes to coasters?;)

Are Camden's 2 coasters that bad?

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 10:44 PM
I knew it. PA does not have any good wood.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 11:03 PM
Yeah it does... just too much bad wood bringing 'em down.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:44 AM
Where does NJ Rank? We've got 2 Woodies and they both suck!
Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:51 AM
Jersey has three.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 1:58 AM
I'd say Indiana and Pennsylvania are the two best woodie states. I'm sure Idaho would be right up there, but with my fear of potato's, I'm afraid I never will know. ;)
Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:39 AM
Jersey has one *excellent* woodie and one really solid beachside woodie. The one at GAdv brings down the average a LOT, but with the addition at Clementon, Jersey is representin' yo! ;)

I don't think that *average* is really a good indicator, more indicative IMO would be to say..."how many non-PoS woodies", LOL.

Also, if Ontario counts (despite the obvious geographic situation), then shouldn't British Columbia? That woodie in Vancouver was *lights out*...:)

Like Kris said, PA, IN, ID are SOLID....but I can see TN and MD getting high rankings too, and based solely on reports, NM has it going on in quality even if the quantity is low...

Wonder how far Ohio dropped when LeSourdsville closed again...:(

edited for Swoosh: Yes, MO does deserve a high ranking too, good wood in various locations. WoF does need to do better maintenance though, LOL... *** Edited 1/27/2005 8:41:40 AM UTC by rollergator***

Thursday, January 27, 2005 7:38 AM

RavenTTD said:
I knew it. PA does not have any good wood.

This post made my day.

Thursday, January 27, 2005 9:42 AM
Ahh I forgot about Tsnuami.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 1:43 PM

RamblinWreck said:I would have thought to see Idaho and Michigan higher.

Idaho only has two woodies ranking 4 and 21 for an average of 12.5. It should be at the top of the list.

Michigan ranks low because of Zach's Zooomer and Wolverine Wildcat

Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:12 PM
I guess I missed something... I didn't know we had annexed Ontario.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:15 PM
Idaho only has two woodies ranking 4 and 21 for an average of 12.5. It should be at the top of the list.

All the more reason to attend Coaster Alley Convergence [details coming soon!].

Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:24 PM
Wow, are we bored... Look guys!! There's a dog show on ESPN 4! Dear Snow, please go away, to keep threads like this to a minimum.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:30 PM
Speak for yourself, Woody. I thought it was interesting and obviously a few others did, too.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:33 PM

UBRhino said:
Florida is in the "high" zone? Gwazi?

Not Gwazi. DBH! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:49 PM
The only wooden coaster I'll be skipping when I'm in the Billiam state later this year...:(
Thursday, January 27, 2005 4:19 PM
Well, Clint, that's cause you weren't quick enough on the draw to get here when we had that OTHER great woodie....any news at ALL on Starliner? Anyone?

gator, *hopes* to ride DBH this weekend..:)

P.S. Maybe Idaho didn't make the list because we traded the Canadians for the "Ontario annex"...;) Under any circumstances, it just doesn't get ANY better than the Silverwoodies...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 4:37 PM
This is an interesting 'stat' if you will. But average is no way to do it, some states have 30 woodies while some only have 1, the best way to probably do this would be to take the average rank then divide *again* by the number of woodies, this could possibly be a better indicator.

Just an idea though.. ;) *** Edited 1/27/2005 9:38:06 PM UTC by JamminJ***


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