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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: Cam Homes on Thursday, April 08 2010 @ 09:21 pm ACST

G'day twoleftfeet.
Good to see/hear a new voice!
I don't think you'll get much argument on SA showing big improvement and even GB at IC11 and but success in International Footy does really depend on $$$ (see comment from Vildmand on Denmark's funding efforts to attend IC's, in theLong list of possibles - - - discussion). Certainly the apparent growth in SA and GB tends to suggest a greater talent pool from which to pick your "national side" so here's hoping.
I'm looking forward to both the up-coming Euro and Pacific Champs to see a few more nations entering the "International Arena" and add further games( too few games seems to be problem) to our Ranking System to see how it unfolds.
Cam

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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Thursday, April 08 2010 @ 09:36 pm ACST

The one thing that's sticking out at me in the rankings is that NZ and PNG are a long way ahead of the pack in points. I reckon this is pretty accurate.

You've then got a big group sitting in the middle on very similar scores, including GB and SA. Any team who can string a few wins together they could go right up to third spot pretty quick.

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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: Cam Homes on Tuesday, April 20 2010 @ 03:44 pm ACST

Aaron , if you look a little more closely at the next bunch as you call them(especially those with more than 40 ranking points) you will see that they have all had wins and losses against others in that bunch (and a few wins over the lower than 40 teams).
The teams below 40 don't seem to have had very many wins against those in the higher bunch.
Which seems to suggest that the ranking, despite a couple of apparent anomalies, in the main, ranks teams where Brett(especially):) and most of us reckon they ought to be, and as you suggest any team that can string a few wins together (especially against teams with similar ranking) could quickly skip ahead of the bunch and close the gap to PNG a NZ.
Gives me confidence that the system is sound and with a few more games overall and by some of the teams we'll see those anomalies disappear.
The best test is seeing the higher ranked team win more often than not in each match.
Bring on more games I say :)
Cam

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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, April 20 2010 @ 07:30 pm ACST

See also discussion in this poll: http://www.worldfootynews.com/polls/i...4180353694

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