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Questions about ranking -- the means of classification in a scale of achievement or status.

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Rating system for many-to-many competitions

I have some abstract sport, where for each player his/her rating (some number) is known. Then players participate in competition, and the scoreboard is made, placing each player at some place. I need ...
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Why are Wawrinka and Murray allowed to play in Queen's without wildcard?

This week the London Queen's Club tourney is taking place, the round of 32 started on Monday June 18th 2018. Stan Wawrinka is currently ranked ATP #261, and Andy Murry is ranked ATP# 156 According ...
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Where do fractional points in UCI ranking come from?

If you look at various UCI rankings, you often see riders that have non-integers as their rankings. For example, if you look at the current UCI World Ranking and this year's UCI World Tour rankings, ...
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ATP rankings - is this true?

If Federer wins Indian Wells and makes Miami SF at least, and Nadal does not play Miami, would I be correct in thinking that he cannot lose the #1 ranking (EDIT: to Rafael Nadal) till Halle at least? ...
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Why are 7 non-compulsory tournaments included in Marin Cilic's ATP ranking?

I understand that only 18 tournaments (19 if qualified for ATP Finals) are considered for ATP rankings of which 4 grand slams and 8 masters (excluding Monte Carlo) are compulsory. If a player fulfills ...
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In snowboard/ski cross, how are jerseys determined in the rounds?

The first one is depending on the qualification times. That I know, but for the rounds after does it still depends on the qualifing time or is it determined by the position in the last round?
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Why do these highly ranked senior players never enter a national medal tally?

This official list of senior badminton players in India ranks, under Women's Singles, Saina Nehwal as rank 20 and PV Sindhu as 30. As such, there are already 20 players above Saina Nehwal. However, ...
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How are the votes on curling shots determined?

During curling matches it is easy to check the percentage for each shot of for each player, but how are those values determined? Each shots can be classified with the following values: 0% - 25% - 50% ...
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What is the meaning of “Points” in ICC rankings?

Today I check the ranking of test cricket. What is the meaning of points, as Sri lanka have third highest point however they are 6th ranked team?
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How does one become ranked by ITTF?

I was playing table tennis and met someone who was ranked 250 worldwide by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to ask him how he went about doing ...
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How does Rediff calculate MVPI (Most valuable player index) for IPL?

I have come across a lot of Rediff articles, where they give MVPI rankings. Before a series, after a series, IPL etc. How do they calculate this? What is the formula? What are parameters of the ...
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Are there additional conditions for qualifying to WTA Finals other than race rankings?

The Wikipedia article on 2017 WTA Finals1 has some brief explanation of how qualification for this tournament works. Based on the description given there it seems that simply the top players in the ...
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Andy Murray's ranking at the beginning of 2018

According to Andy Murray's Facebook page: Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in ...
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How is the “best loser” determined in football?

We have played a 7-team competition, all seven teams met, we eliminated the team with the lowest points. After that the remaining six teams played knock out games and the three winning teams will go ...
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Rank teams in different divisions when there is little inter-division play? [closed]

How would one rank teams in different divisions when there is little inter-division play? Basic ELO wouldn't work because if the lowest team in the top division beats the highest team in the lowest ...
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In Tennis rankings what does 10+45 mean in terms of getting ranking points?

I have been figuring out the ranking system in tennis recently. I took a look at the page for the 2017 Men's singles for the US Open. It has the current ranking points for each player, how many ...
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Tour de France general classification is identical across stages, but results are not. Why?

The general classification after Stage 5 in the Tour de France 2017 was Christopher Froome (GBR) Team Sky 18:38:59 Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky +0:00:12 Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana Pro Team +0:...
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Why Federer was seed #3 at Wimbledon 2017?

Official seeding for Wimbledon 2017 shows Roger Federer at #3 while ATP ranking before the tournaments shows him at #5. Considering that all 4 players ahead of Federer participated in the tournament, ...
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How are tennis mixed doubles seeds determined?

This is the Mixed-double draw of Wimbledon 2017. How are the seeds determined in Mixed Double tournaments considering that there is no general rankings?
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How many times a tennis player became world number one ranking without ever winning a grand slam?

Tennis world number ones are usually grand slam champions, Roger Federer, Serina Williams, and Andy Murray are a few examples. But it's possible for a player to become the top seed by collecting ...
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Who is the fifth Big Five in European football leagues?

It's common to refer to the five biggest European football leagues as the Big Five. The four first leagues are: La Liga (Spain) The Seria A (Italy) The Premier League (England) The Bundesliga (...
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At what point does a player earn his prize money and points for getting to a certain stage in a tournament?

If a player pulls out of a match (eg. due to injury), do they still get the prize money and points for it? So say, player A has qualified for the australian open which has a prize money of 50k and ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

I have a game where there are 12 teams. One round is where 3-4 teams play at the same time and only one team wins. I'm looking for how to put a schedule for all the rounds needed to determine the ...
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Badminton Ranking System for Friendly games?

We have a group of 15-16 Badminton players who play double every weekend. The players are individual and choose the partner player randomly while playing. We are thinking to build a ranking system to ...
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How skillful are major polls at predicting the winner of sports, particularly college football?

And how does this skill vary during the season? For decades we've heard the presentation that polls are biased, especially in preseason, and lazily voted on. Does empirical data generally bear this ...
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Formula 1: the lowest-ranked driver to win the Drivers' Championship in the final race?

At the start of the 2007 season final at Brazil, Kimi Raikkonen was third in the Drivers' Championship table behind Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. He went on to win the Championship by one point....
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History of Tennessee vs Alabama in American football series

Has the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama ever played American football against each other while being ranked #1 and #2 in the nation?
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How do rankings in competitive table tennis work?

I've often heard of 2000 rank or 1250 rank in competitive table tennis. What does this mean? How far do ranks go? How do you attain a rank? I live in the USA so the governing body is the USATT.
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Why does not Vuelta have young rider jersey?

While both Tour de France and Giro d'Italia have young rider classification, Vuelta a España does not have a competition for young riders. Is it known for what reasons decision not to have young ...
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Has any cyclist won all of the individual, points and climbing jerseys in the same Tour de France?

Has it ever happened that a cyclist has won all three of the main jerseys (yellow, green and polka dot) in the same Tour de France?
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Climber or Points rankings leader not finishing Tour de France

Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?...
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Climber rankings at Tour de France - must the winner finish the tour?

What if a few (2/3) stages to the end of the Tour de France a cyclist retires when he had a number of points that would make it mathematically unreachable by other cyclists in the climber ranking? ...
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Is this the oldest top ten in history?

So we're all surprised that we haven't had a young teenager shake the game for a while now but only one person under 25 in the top ten! The combined age of the top ten is 289 with an average of 29! ...
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How does the rankings works in boxing?

How does the rankings works in the boxing associations (WBA, WBO, WBC ... )? How can a boxer improve his rankings?
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How does the World Ranking work?

Why are athletes ranked the way they are in the BWF world ranking? For instance, Marc Zwiebler, listed as World #10 as of May 2016, has not won any tournament this year, and has never won a top-level ...
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How are tennis tournament draws determined?

The draw in the 2016 Australian Open (mens) (womens) does not seem to follow the top-seed vs. bottom-seed format common in tournaments such as the NCAA College basketball tournament. For instance, ...
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Division Tie Breaker - Common Games

I understand the common games tie breaker between division teams but what if Team A has played Team C twice (one loss, one win) and Team B has played Team C only once and won? Would Team A's pct = ....
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Why is the Belgium football team standing No. 1?

I'm surprised that Belgium football team is standing No.1 in FIFA World Ranking. They have never won the World Cup. What made them standing ahead of Germany and other more well known teams?
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Does first or second place matter in Euro 2016 Qualification?

When qualifying for the Euro 2016 competition, the first 2 placed teams of a qualification group automatically qualify. Does the place in the group have any impact to the tournament draw or seeding? ...
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Ranking from which week are used to decide who qualifies for ATP/WTA finals?

I know that race rankings, i.e. points only from this calendar year, are used to decide players at year end ATP/WTA championships. My question is whether the rankings just one week before the finals ...
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When was the last time a single country had three players in Top 10 of WTA rankings?

If Karolína Plíšková wins her today's match against Angelique Kerber, she will move into the 10th spot in the next edition of WTA singles rankings. (Sources: wtatennis, tennisworldusa, idnes, ...) If ...
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How long does a player stay in the ICC rankings for once no longer appearing for the national side?

Batsmen and bowlers have an individual rating between 0-1000 based on performances, and naturally their ratings drop for each game missed. Is their a specific time period after which their rating ...
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Which edition of rankings is used for which purpose on Grand Slam tournaments?

Rankings are used for several purposes: Players in entry list for main draw and for qualification are ordered based on ranking. In entry list a cut-off is made to decide which players go directly ...
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Ranking points for a player who received bye

There are many tournaments where seeded players (or at least some of them) receive a bye into the second round. This means that the first match this player plays is in the second round - against a ...
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How are points in the ATP/WTA ranking computed in case tournament final is delayed (and finished during the following week)?

It happens quite often that a tennis tournament is not finished on Sunday. Due to weather or other reason. A few examples (I wanted to include various leves - Grand Slam, ATP Tour, ATP Challenger Tour;...
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Is it possible for an NFL team to go 20-0?

Is it possible for three NFL teams in different divisions in the same conference to all go 16-0 during the regular season? I'm not sure if this is possible with all the scheduling rules that they ...
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Can a team in the NFL make the playoffs with only three wins?

It's impossible for all the teams in a division to have losing records in their divisional games--every time someone loses a game, someone else in the division wins it. But the home team could win ...
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Will the ATP Year End No. 1 be awarded after the ATP World Tour Finals or the Davis Cup finals?

Currently, in the ATP rankings, Roger Federer is, effectively, just 490 points behind Novak Djokovic with two tournaments, namely ATP Masters 1000 Paris & the ATP World Tour Finals. Federer, ...
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In NASCAR, how important is pole position?

In NASCAR racing, pole position is determined by speed trials held before the actual race. Is pole positioning necessarily the ideal place in a race that lasts for hours and has numerous pit stops? ...
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How can a top seed in a tennis tournament be a qualifier?

I have noticed in this tournament (it is ITF Futures level) that the player, who is No. 1 seed in the main draw, also played qualification. (It shows that he was given wild card for qualifying.) How ...