Tag Archives: ELO

Predictions and Power Rankings – Round 4

  Round 3 was much more successful than Round 2. Of the the nine games that were played, there were 5 Wins, 1 Loss, and 3 Draw. Since a draw counts as half a win (because both teams get a point), the system ended with a success rate of 88% for predicting which team would get points out of a game. Here …

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Predictions and Power Rankings – Round 3

  Round 2 was interesting for my system due to all the draws, basically I got most games only half right. Of the the eight games that were played there were 2 Wins, 1 Loss, and 5 Draw. Since a draw counts as half a win (because both teams get a point), the system ended with a success rate of 88% for …

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Predictions and Power Rankings – Round 2

  Sorry that some of these posts are a little late this week. I thought I was going to be on the ball since I had a week off from work, but most of the past couple days have been lost to Diablo III and yard work. I completely forgot what day it was. But enough excuses. Round  1 is …

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11th Hour Transfer Tips – Round 1

   We’re a little over one day away from kickoff so it’s time to decide on your team. Normally I make this post a little closer to the transfer deadline, but first teams take a lot more thought that your trades. For those who might not be familiar with this series, my goals is to gather all of the helpful …

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Predictions and Power Rankings – Round 1

  Near the end of the 2013 MLS season, I came across some information about the ELO ranking system. Basically, there is a formula that is used to try to predict the winner of a match. Since soccer can end in a draw, I’m using a modified version of this formula that basically tries to predict the chance that a …

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KFC’s MLS Fantasy Player Roundup – Conference Finals Leg 2

  How does that saying go? A 7 days without soccer makes one week? Well, there were international friendlies and it was 2 weeks… So I guess that does not work. Regardless, it’s been too long but not long enough to forget about how important both of these game are going to be. For MLS Fantasy managers, you need to …

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KFC’s Predictions & Power Rankings – Conference Finals Leg 2

  Well that International break seemed to fly by didn’t it? But now it’s time to get back to what’s important, MLS Fantasy. This is the penultimate game of the season and I’m sure it’s one that will cause many managers a headache. Last week our ELO system was correct for the RSL game and the SKC game ended in …

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KFC’s Predictions & Power Rankings – Conference Finals Leg 1

  After almost 500 min of soccer, the second leg of the semi finals finally ended, and it was a great leg. Our ELO system predicted 3 of the 4 games correctly and I learned that I should listen to it more myself. The NY game was unexpected, but not too surprising with the defensive handicap they went into the …

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KFC’s Predictions & Power Rankings – Semi Finals Leg 1

  The Wildcard games were easy. Bother Houston and Seattle came away with wins and shutouts. I’m honestly surprised that Seattle did not give up a goal, but I know that all of you with 4 defenders were not. This week, there are two games that could go wither way. In both games the home team has a light edge …

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KFC’s Predictions & Power Rankings – Wildcard Playoff

  Here we are, the first round of the 2013 MLS Cup playoffs. If you missed the games from week 36, I definitely recommend watching some highlights, they were amazing. We successfully predicted 6 of the 10 games, and the 4 we missed were very evenly matched so they could have gone either way. I’ve also included the Power Rankings for …

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