BPI SPORTS RANKINGS EXPLANATION
There are 2 basic ranking formats for the major team sports, (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, etc) COLLEGE and PRO. Both sets of
The COLLEGE format is used strictly for college team sports. Each team is rated based upon the results they have accrued against their given schedule for that given season. The strength of schedule factor is analyzed on an individual game basis and has been created in such a way that it reacts like a human poll does.
The PRO format works much like the COLLEGE format with one exception. Strength of schedule will be based mainly on opponent win-loss records since professional leagues are more compact. This format can be used for both professional and college team sports, but by using this setup for college team sports, the rankings wouldn't be as accurate or precise as they could be.
There is a single ranking setup for the major individual sports (auto racing, golf, tennis, bowling, bbq, etc) that has different variations for each sport. Generally, the first place finisher earns a win bonus on top of their base point total for a given event. Each position thereafter carries equal weight. As an example, here's how the auto racing point format works...
1st place - 50
2nd place - 45
3rd place - 44
4th place - 43
5th place - 42
6th place - 41
7th place - 40
8th place - 39
9th place - 38
10th place - 37
...and so on.
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