Introducing Power Rankings

Last week, in the Squiggle models group chat – of course there’s a group chat – Rory had a good idea:

Rory’s idea

It turned out that everybody had data on hand for this, because if you have a model, you also have a rating system. So I began collecting this, and now there’s a page to view it.

There’s also a widget here on the site, to the right of this post, or else above it.

On the main page, you can see how ratings change over time, and compare ratings from different models.

Power Rankings measure team strength at a point in time. They ignore the fixture, home ground advantage, and all the other factors that go into predicting the outcome of a match or a season. Instead, they’re a simple answer to Rory’s question: Which teams are actually good?