Rankings Methodology

The “According to Computers” rankings are based on algorithms that use game results data of the past 3 seasons. The first decision that any statistician must make is how to initiate a ratings formula. I decided to use the previous season’s Win-Loss record truncated to 12 games. For each game a team plays, they are wagering their opponents Wins against their opponents losses.

The points are added up and then weighted linearly in reverse chronological order for the last 12 games.

Afterwards the teams are ranked in order of decreasing ratings. Finally a H2H sorting is made with each adjacent team pair.



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