Crankshaw Sports Stats


2005 Confederations Cup Ratings

Ratings based on 2005 Confederations Cup (Germany host)

2005 Confederations Cup Champions: Brazil

Field Strength = 100.07

CountryConfederationMPGFGAINITOPPRATING
Brazil CONMEBOL5126101.20100.22101.42
Mexico CONCACAF575100.40100.35100.75
Japan AFC344100.00100.58100.58
Germany UEFA51411100.6099.74100.34
Argentina CONMEBOL51010100.0099.8499.84
Greece UEFA30498.67100.9199.58
Tunisia CAF33599.3399.3998.72
Australia OFC351098.3399.6497.97


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