Crankshaw Sports Stats


1980 European Championship Qualification Ratings

Ratings based on 1980 European Championship Qualification

Field Strength = 99.06

COUNTRYCONFEDERATIONMPGFGAINITOPPRATING
England UEFA8225102.1399.11101.23
Netherlands UEFA8206101.7599.08100.83
Czechoslovakia UEFA6174102.1798.36100.53
West Germany UEFA6171102.6797.68100.35
Poland UEFA8134101.1399.21100.33
East Germany UEFA81811100.8899.26100.13
Austria UEFA8147100.8899.1199.98
Belgium UEFA8125100.8899.1199.98
Greece UEFA6137101.0098.7699.76
Spain UEFA6135101.3398.3699.69
Yugoslavia UEFA6146101.3398.3699.69
France UEFA6137101.0098.6599.65
Ireland UEFA898100.1399.5199.63
Scotland UEFA81513100.2599.2399.48
Portugal UEFA8101199.8899.3099.18
Denmark UEFA8131799.5099.6399.13
Hungary UEFA699100.0099.0199.01
Northern Ireland UEFA881499.2599.6898.93
Soviet Union UEFA67899.8399.0598.88
Romania UEFA698100.1798.6598.82
Bulgaria UEFA861499.0099.7398.73
Wales UEFA6118100.5098.2398.73
Sweden UEFA691399.3399.0798.40
Finland UEFA6101599.1799.2298.38
Turkey UEFA655100.0098.3598.35
Switzerland UEFA871898.6399.7098.33
Norway UEFA852098.1399.6597.78
Iceland UEFA822197.6399.9097.53
Luxembourg UEFA621797.5099.5297.02
Cyprus UEFA621997.1799.4096.56
Malta UEFA622196.8399.1495.97


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