Crankshaw Sports Stats


1997 Confederations Cup Ratings

Ratings based on 1997 Confederations Cup (Saudi Arabia host)

1997 Confederations Cup Champions: Brazil

Field Strength = 99.38

CountryConfederationMPGFGAINITOPPRATING
Brazil CONMEBOL5142102.4099.29101.69
Mexico CONCACAF386100.6799.64100.31
Czech Republic UEFA5107100.6099.1099.70
Uruguay CONMEBOL585100.6098.7599.35
Australia OFC53899.00100.2199.21
Saudi Arabia AFC31897.67100.3998.06
South Africa CAF35799.3398.7198.05
UAE AFC32898.0099.0597.05


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