Questions tagged [ranking]

Questions about ranking -- the means of classification in a scale of achievement or status. Questions using this tag should also be tagged with the specific sport(s) in question.

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How will lawn tennis ranking be affected by losing earlier than previous year?

Suppose a player has reached a higher stage in a tournament but failed to reach the same stage in the next year. Can you explain how the ranking will be affected for each stage worse they are placed ...
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How lawn tennis ranking is affected?

Can somebody explain in detail how a player's rank is affected when they lose against lower or upper-rank players in the different ATP tournaments? Is there a set metric for it?
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What is the fairest point system for league table for a group friends playing a 1v1 game amongst each other every once in a while?

For context, me and my colleagues want to set up a point system for a 1v1 table tennis league table in our office which would get updated every time people play each other. We want to award points for ...
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In Cricket T20 World Cup 2021, why are Bangladesh & SriLanka Demoted to Group A/B with Afghanistan Promoted to Group 2?

In general, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka are more-or-less stable/well-known/competent teams, but it seems like they have to qualify from Group A/B to move to higher rounds. By itself, that is fine; but ...
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Determining a fair overall winner in a fencing competition

For a (friendly) fencing competition I'm trying to setup some (new) rules. Since this is an internal competition between members of the club there is no requirement to be present at all the match days....
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Since the NFL changed to the 6 team playoff format, what is the best and worst record for each rank 1-6?

What is the best and worst record in each position?
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How was the 1954 FIFA World Cup quarter-final draw determined?

At the 1954 FIFA World Cup, the top two teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals. Strangely enough, all four group winners ended up in the same bracket, and the runner-up teams faced each ...
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Did Novak Djokovic just enter the Vienna Open (Erste Bank Open) to pass the time?

After the quarterfinal match in the 2020 Vienna Open between World No.1 Novak Djokovic and unseeded Lorenzo Sonego, Instagram and Twitter have been flooded with the comments like, "Novak let ...
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Non-USA superstars in the NBA seem to be much taller on average than superstars from the USA: What exactly is the reason?

LeBron James suggested that he would like to participate in a USA vs non-USA all-star match, during the 2020 all-star draft. While forming hypothetical teams for such a match I quickly started finding ...
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What does T mean in ATP rankings

On the atptour site, next to the player's ATP rank there is the letter T. What does it mean? https://www.atptour.com/en/players/rogerio-dutra-silva/sc73/rankings-history
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In a ranking system, what value is conventional for scores/set/points quotient when the divisor is 0?

For instance, in volleyball they use set quotient or points quotient as tie-breakers. They are simply the result of sets/points won divided by sets/points lost. But what if sets/points lost is 0? What ...
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League Positions in Gaelic Football

In the Allianz Gaelic Football League tables from Ireland, when two teams are level on match points and also on points difference, how are they separated for the league tables? I presumed that a team ...
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Why wouldn't the #1 ranked boxer be able to fight and claim a relinquished champion title?

In the show Hajime no Ippo the person ranked #1 in Japan challenges the Japanese champion for the belt but loses. Immediately afterwards, the champion relinquishes his title to pursue the world ...
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What's the purpose of Division Standings in NBA?

As far as I know, the NBA Divisions are subparts from the Western and Eastern conferences. I understand the impact of climbing the conference rankings as the top 8 teams in each conference receive a ...
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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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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 collecting points ...
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Which is the fifth in the Big Five of 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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