So, the English Premier League began on the weekend, and it was good to see the mighty Foxes get off to a win.
So, I figured, given the season had just started, it’d be good to add a ranking system mainly used for other sports (chess, I’m looking at you).
The Elo Ratings system.
(Sorry about the cliffhanger that made you have to click a link, casual viewers.)
Basically, the Elo gives you a better reward for beating better teams, so, beating Chelsea is worth more than beating Bournemouth.
Using this amazingly indepth article, I set up an Excel calculation system for Elo ratings, and began to set upon ranking the Premier League teams.
It’ll all be pretty static for the first few weeks, but things will get interesting.
Nonetheless, here are the rankings after Week 1.
|West Ham United||2016|
|West Bromwich Albion||1984|
All of the winners are on 2016 points, all of the losers are on 1984, and the drawers sit at 2000.
Get back to you next week.