Crankshaw Sports Stats

1974 African Cup of Nations Qualification Ratings

Ratings based on 1974 African Cup of Nations Qualification

Field Strength = 94.79

Zaire 4123102.2594.7697.01
Zambia 4117101.0094.9395.93
Ivory Coast 485100.7595.1895.93
Central African Republic 254100.5095.4395.93
Uganda 6115101.0094.7695.76
Mauritius 462101.0094.4395.43
Mali 486100.5094.7695.26
Tanzania 453100.5094.5995.09
Madagascar 23499.5095.4394.93
Guinea 233100.0094.7694.76
Ethiopia 22499.0095.4394.43
Algeria 22399.5094.7694.26
Cameroon 22399.5094.7694.26
Senegal 233100.0093.9393.93
Nigeria 47999.5094.4393.93
Sudan 22399.5094.4393.93
Kenya 21399.0094.7693.76
Sierra Leone 23599.0094.7693.76
Ghana 43799.0094.4393.43
Somalia 22598.5094.7693.26
Lesotho 21598.0095.0993.09
Upper Volta 21996.0094.7690.76

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