USA Rank

Where do these ratings come from?

Our ratings are completely objective. They are based solely on team results in league and tournament play. We currently have over 350,000 games in our database and recalculate the rankings every morning, since new games are added every day and old games drop off.

We "seed" the rankings with the State, Regional and National tournament results and then run through all of the games at least a dozen times to establish the base for each team. Team A can beat B, B can beat C, and then C can beat A to make a simple calculation impossible. We don't use simple tournament outcome which can have so many variables depending on which teams participate and we don't use "experts" which can be biased and not give the proper credit to teams in smaller clubs.

You are assigned a rating based on the rating of your opponents and the results of the games.  Your ranking may change at any time, even if we don't add new results for you, since your competitors rating may change based on new results for them or their competition.  So just beating a team once won't necessarily put you ahead of them since all of your results and theirs go into the national placement.  Only games against ranked teams which are the same age/gender that occurred within the past year are included in the calculaion.  Recent results are weighed higher than older results.

Of course, the more results we have for your team, the more realistic is your rating. If you have results from the past year that don't show up on your page, just click "Add A Game" on your home page.

If you are a team coach or manager you can add your latest results and make sure your team gets placed where it belongs!  Simply click on Log In at the top of this screen to add your team and/or get your access codes!

How can sincVIP members help?
We are raising the bar on our youth rankings. Nobody knows Youth the sport and the teams better than our sincVIP's. We've already figured out how to create an unbiased ranking system based on actual results.

For soccer, USYS and USClub National Championships cement our rankings from U14 to U19. (Just because Team A beats Team B, C and D, it doesn't mean they could compete with Team G). We use other regional and national events for seeding in other sports.

Our sincVIP's are helping us with seeding information. For U13 and younger, the information provided by our sincVIP's tells us where teams should be grouped without setting how teams should be ranked. (sincVIP's, click the blue 'S' on any younger team to seed them).
  • Seedings are overridden by actual results.
  • Seedings never lower a team's ranking.
  • Seedings aren't necessary for all teams.
  • Teams that play a seeded teams will be ranked appropriately.
  • Seedings do not guarantee rankings. Our methods keep the seedings from biasing rankings.
What if people lie about their results?

We have been impressed with the accuracy of the data entered by teams and the honesty of those entering the data.  (Stop being so cynical!)  Certainly the system is self-policing since data entered is available to all members to see and immediately appears on the opponent's page. 

We have a policy that if a team enters results they must enter the results of ALL of their games at that event.  If they don't we will either complete or delete partial results.  And, of course, we can revoke any team's ability to enter their own data if they don't follow the rules!

A bit more about the ranking calculation...

We "seed" the rankings with the State, Regional and National tournament results and then run through all of the games a dozen times to establish the base for each team. Team A can beat B, B can beat C, and then C can beat A to make a simple calculation impossible.

We don't use simple tournament outcome which can have so many variables depending on which teams participate (and are skewed by the number of touraments entered) and we don't use  "experts" which can be biased and don't always give credit to teams in smaller clubs.

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