As we're getting close to the premiere of TAR 18:UB, with no real further spoiler information on team placement than we had when filming was finished. So this is what I'm planning to do.
The primary ranking thread will be used to track each team's placement average, and the trends each week, and if it make sense at the time, to try to project the likely final three basis on the objective range of potential outcomes (as I did for TAR 16). This thread will be used to compare each team's average placement in TAR:UB with their average placement in their original season. As I mentioned above, I want to see how much of a difference teams actually average this time around compared to the first time for each team.
(I even have the source information handy so I could even do a comparison to the same week of their original season, but there could be a problem if a team lasts longer this time than they did in their original season.
Think about it, it'll come to you soon enough.)
Since we already know about the TBC in the first leg, that leg will be treated for the purposes of ranking as two legs, with the TBC point as the point to rank the teams after leg 1A. No different than the rankings do with the other TBC legs. (I still like calling them uberlegs, since I was the one who came up with that one during TAR 6.)