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Which is the fifth in the Big Five of European football leagues?

French Ligue 1 is de-facto considered to be in top 5 for several reasons: It is more competitive (stats as of 2017/18 season): French Ligue 1 during Professional Era: 19 teams have won it, 9 winning ...
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Has any cyclist won all of the individual, points and climbing jerseys in the same Tour de France?

Yes, Eddy Merckx managed this feat in 1969. Quoting from Wikipedia: The 1969 race is unique in that it is the only time that a single cyclist has won not only the general classification, but the ...
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Climber rankings at Tour de France - must the winner finish the tour?

Quote from 2016 Tour de France rules (emphasis mine): ARTICLE 24|RANKINGS ... c) General best climber ranking The general best climber ranking is established by adding together the points ...
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Has any cyclist won all of the individual, points and climbing jerseys in the same Tour de France?

From Wikipedia: In 1969, Eddy Merckx won the general classification, the points classification and the mountains classification, a unique performance in the Tour de France. On four occasions, the ...
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Tour de France general classification is identical across stages, but results are not. Why?

nor was the difference between them the same They did in fact finish with the same time in this stage. If you take a look at the full classification for stage 6, you will see that this was a sprint ...
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Why are Wawrinka and Murray allowed to play in Queen's without wildcard?

To enter a tournament at the ATP level the ranking 6 weeks before the Monday of the week of the tournament is relevant. Therefore, for Queen's the ranking of 07.05.2018 is relevant. At that time ...
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What's the purpose of Division Standings in NBA?

Prior to 2016, a team's rankings within their division had an influence on how they are seeded. In 2005, when the third division for each conference were first introduced, division winners were ...
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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?

This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", ...
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Formula 1: the lowest-ranked driver to win the Drivers' Championship in the final race?

It has never happened that a driver who was 4th or further before the last race has won the Formula 1 Driver's Championship. Below, you can find a list of situations in which the winner had a reduced ...
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Is this the oldest top ten in history?

According to the blog Where is the next generation in men’s tennis? (Wayback Machine) written by John Burn-Murdoch (FT Data) in November 2015: The average age of the ATP top 10 is 29.7 — the ...
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Why Federer was seed #3 at Wimbledon 2017?

Unlike the other Grand Slams, Wimblendon's seeds have more elements into consideration together with the ranking. This is explained in Wimbledon's Seeds page: Gentlemen's Seeding Formula The ...
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What does T mean in ATP rankings

If you check the ranking, you can see that this is always shown next to several players - so it means that the players are tied for the same position. For example, here is one screenshot from ATP ...
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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?

It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs. It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small ...
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Is it possible for an NFL team to go 20-0?

Until the 2020 season it was impossible for an NFL team to go 20-0. But as of 2020 it is possible! This is because starting with the 2020-21 season the playoffs have been exapnded by 2 teams to 14 ...
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Why do these highly ranked senior players never enter a national medal tally?

For a national ranking to be meaningful, it is desirable to include as many tournaments as possible, so that a form peak - or injury - at the yearly national championship tournament has only limited ...
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Do players get points for matches in Davis Cup and Fed Cup in ATP/WTA rankings

As of 2016, no. The Davis Cup used to for world group matches, but not any more. From the ATP world tour website → Rankings FAQ: What are the rankings rules for players who compete in Davis Cup? ...
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Badminton Ranking System for Friendly games?

Providing that teams are not fixed, Elo (and Glicko too) does not fit your needs, because it's designed for 1-on-1 matches only. You need something that manages both team performance and players' ...
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In Tennis rankings what does 10+45 mean in terms of getting ranking points?

If you look at Diego Schwartzman's 2016 playing activity, he was knocked out in the first round of the US Open. Since the US Open is a 2 week long event, rather than not play any matches for the next ...
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How skillful are major polls at predicting the winner of sports, particularly college football?

In college basketball since 2011, ranked teams are a combined 3933-868 (81.9%) against unranked teams. However, if we break it down month-by-month, we get this: Note the drop-off from December to ...
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Did Novak Djokovic just enter the Vienna Open (Erste Bank Open) to pass the time?

Novak reached the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open, meaning he will receive 90 points, giving him 11,830 for the year - Nadal's 9850 in second place being 1,980 points behind. Reaching the ...
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Which is the fifth in the Big Five of European football leagues?

The answer is Ligue 1. As you point out, this isn't necessarily justified on the basis of results in European competitions. There are a couple of other factors which weigh into this discussion though: ...
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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?

Your question contained several questions so I'll break them down and answer them one at a time. Now if he pulls out before the match, I assume he doesn't get the money and the guy replacing him ...
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How many times a tennis player became world number one ranking without ever winning a grand slam?

ATP: Ivan Lendl was the only player in the list who has won singles grand slams prior to Wozniacki winning her only slam in 2018. He's known as one of the greatest players ever, holding the world #1 ...
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How do rankings in competitive table tennis work?

USA ranking is managed by USATT using some simplified Elo rating system. Rating system transforms performances into a score, where higher value means better player. Most famous is aformentioned Elo (...
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Why does not Vuelta have young rider jersey?

It has not been considered yet, as the general director of La Vuelta says, since there is the combination ranking which makes it add up to four classifications overall. Wikipedia in Spanish states: ...
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Climber rankings at Tour de France - must the winner finish the tour?

When rules didn't specify that the rider had to finish the Tour, the Climber Jersey was awarded to Félicien Vervaecke (1937) even when he didn't finish the tour. After the last mountain in the ...
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How is the "best loser" determined in football?

It would have been better if there was predetermined criteria to select best loser. As there is no indication of that criteria, selecting best loser can be done in following ways: Taking FKL Cup - ...
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How does one become ranked by ITTF?

Players get ranked based on their performance in tournaments. Per the ITTF ranking page, the ranking system as of 2017 (full details here) incorporates: Wins and losses against ranked players ...
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What is the meaning of "Points" in ICC rankings?

The points are the raw accumulation of marks from the ranking system. Since teams only win points, not lose them, teams which have played more matches will tend to have more points, even if they've ...
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