Crankshaw Sports Stats

1972 African Cup of Nations Final Ratings

Ratings based on 1972 African Cup of Nations Finals (host Cameroon)

1972 Champions: Congo-Brazzaville

Field Strength = 97.52

Cameroon 5105101.0097.3798.37
Congo 597100.4097.4797.87
Morocco 333100.0097.3797.37
Zaire 591099.8097.5797.37
Mali 5101199.8097.5797.37
Kenya 33499.6797.5897.24
Togo 34699.3397.6696.99
Sudan 34699.3397.5496.87

Methodology for predictor ratings developed in SAS. Methodology is as follows:

               i. Calculate an intial rating: (GF-GA)/MP +100 for every team
               ii. Calculate the mean intial ratings for all opponents as intial
                   strength of schedule.
               iii. Adjust initial rating of every team by initial strength of schedule.
               iv. Iterate through steps ii. and iii. until convergence or ten 
                   iterations (which ever comes first) to calculate final strength of schedule (variable OPP above).
               v. Adjust initial rating by final strength of schedule (using formula: Rating = Initial Rating + [Final Strength of Schedule - 100])

A Rating system for International and Club Football Teams