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1. Team Art Bell. The undisputed leader among club teams, Lamb Chop should overtake them next year.
2. Team Ars Technica Lamb Chop has the best average time per unit of any team in the Top 25. They are gaining on Team Art Bell by about 1,300 units per day and should overtake them sometime mid-2001.
3. Team MacAddict is the top Mac team, but they are not crunching enough units to climb in the standings.
4. Team Slashdot is a distant fourth and destined to be overtaken by The Planetary Society and The Knights Who Say Ni! very soon. Dave projects Slashdot at #6 in late May.
5. The Planetary Society should overtake Team Slashdot midweek and move to #4, then get dropped back to #5 when The Knights Who Say Ni! move up to #4 in early May.
6. The Knights Who Say Ni! are moving up in the standings - they were #9 in late March and #8 earlier this week. They could become #4 by the end of April.
7. SETI.Germany was recently bumped back to #7 by The Knights. Their hold on #7 looks pretty firm.
8. O'Grady's Go2Mac.com Team is the second highest Mac team and not expected to rise in the standings.
9. I'm originally from Canada, so it's nice to see this team of Canucks among the Top 10. They should eventually pass O'Grady's team.
10. Rounding out the Top 10 is Linux. They lost a lot of work units and several years this week. They do not appear to have any chance of moving up in the club team rankings, although their average is understated due to losing a member with a lot of units this past week.
11. OS/2 Warp isn't dead, as this team demonstrates. They are averaging 20 hours per unit, the second slowest among the Top 15 club teams. They may overtake Linux in May.
12. SETI Switzerland has moved up from #14 in the past week and will probably pass OS/2 Warp in the coming months, although they will themselves be overtaken by the Dutch team. Their high number of additional work units this week came with a new member, so their average is overstated.
13. Team User Friendly is composed of fans of the comic strip. With their average of 502 units per day, it does not appear they will rise in the standings.
14. Team NIPPON was bumped to #13 by SETI Switzerland this week. They could pass Team User Friendly any day.
15. SETI@Home Poland and FreeBSD have been going back and forth over #15 and #16.
16. FreeBSD is in a battle with SETI@Home Poland for #15. This will soon become a battle for #16 when the SETI@Netherlands team passes both.
17. The real climbers over the past few weeks have been SETI@Netherlands, which moves from 19 to 17 this week. They should soon pass both SETI@Home Poland and FreeBSD soon to reach 14th place during the next few days.
18. Team Lockergnome has the slowest average time in the Top 20 and moves down one step this week. Team Mac Observer should overtake them any day.
19. The third Mac team Team Mac Observer (which Low End Mac supports) moved up from #20 this week and could overtake Team BeOS today or tomorrow and should reach #18 within a few days. If membership keeps growing and work units accumulate at this pace, Dave predicts we'll reach #15 in May.
20. Team BeOS was at #18 for a while, but moved down when SETI@Netherlands and Team Mac Observer passed them this week. They may pass Team Lockergnome in coming months.
Just below the Top 20 we have:
21. Yahoo SETI Club Team does not appear to be a threat to any team in the Top 20.
22. The Amateur Radio Operators team should eventually (in several months) pass the Yahoo SETI Club.
23. Quebec should pass the Amateur Radio Operators soon. This week, they passed the Maximum PC Team.
24. Team Yellow Dwarf moved ahead of the Maximum PC Team this week.
25. The Maximum PC Team moved back one step when Team Yellow Dwarf passed them.
And below the Top 25, the following teams look interesting:
26. Team AnandTech has moved up from #31 over recent weeks and passed FurSETI (now #27) on Thursday. They should overtake the Maximum PC Team and enter the Top 25 soon.
28. Matrox Users could get past FurSETI (now #27) in the coming week or so.
30. Coming out of nowhere, Scarfy looks interesting. Since late March, they've moved up from #52 (and 36 last week). This is a team to watch. Dave projects Scarfy at #20 within the month.
37. Look at Team EDGE has moved up from #39. Dave predicts they will reach #32 within a month.
Well, that's how the competition looks this week on the SETI@home team page. Come back next Friday for an update. (And if you'd like to join a team, I'd like to see you join Team Mac Observer.)
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