DDC rankings: Top 25

Rankings are listed in each division for which I have results. Only tournaments from the last five seasons count. Next to each player's rating score is a list of their scoring tournaments, in descending order of how many points they got for it. If you're a statsmonger and want to check out who/how many/where/when, you can look at the master list of points.

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How these rankings were figured

Full rankings

OPEN

1Conrad Damon3280.3 usopen.201206 (703.62) usopen.201407 (664.03) wfdf.201107 (652.80) wfdf.201307 (644.09) virginia.201204 (615.76)
2Cody Kirkland3151.53 usopen.201206 (703.62) arizona.201010 (659.66) virginia.201304 (624.02) wcddc.201111 (589.88) eastcoast.201109 (574.35)
3Dave Hesselberth3069.05 wfdf.201307 (685.61) usopen.201407 (664.03) usopen.201206 (583.04) usopen.201007 (578.20) virginia.201404 (558.17)
4Rick LeBeau3035.27 wfdf.201107 (652.80) arizona.201010 (602.72) virginia.201104 (600.95) usopen.201407 (595.76) usopen.201206 (583.04)
5Harvey Brandt2977.63 wfdf.201307 (685.61) arizona.201010 (602.72) usopen.201007 (578.20) eastcoast.201109 (574.35) wfdf.201107 (536.75)
6John Kirkland2447.42 arizona.201010 (659.66) wcddc.201111 (589.88) arizona.201210 (409.23) wfdf.201107 (406.60) wfdf.201307 (382.05)
7Sam Kaye2346.84 virginia.201304 (562.53) virginia.201404 (558.17) usopen.201407 (456.96) usopen.201206 (418.01) eastcoast.201109 (351.17)
8Dieter Johansson2334.26 eastcoast.201109 (505.74) virginia.201204 (479.22) swedisc.201208 (476.80) sweden.201007 (440.06) arizona.201010 (432.44)
9Chris Horn2321.54 virginia.201304 (624.02) virginia.201404 (475.84) usopen.201407 (456.96) usopen.201206 (418.01) virginia.201004 (346.71)
10Stefan Karlsson2312.47 wfdf.201307 (614.26) sweden.201307 (484.55) swelufs.201309 (412.07) swelufs.201109 (401.11) sweuppsala.201306 (400.48)
10Thomas Palmer2312.47 wfdf.201307 (614.26) sweden.201307 (484.55) swelufs.201309 (412.07) swelufs.201109 (401.11) sweuppsala.201306 (400.48)
12Jack Cooksey2258.81 virginia.201104 (600.95) virginia.201304 (512.89) usopen.201206 (418.01) arizona.201010 (370.35) usopen.201407 (356.61)
13Drew Preiss2227.01 virginia.201304 (512.89) virginia.201204 (479.22) usopen.201407 (456.96) virginia.201004 (446.10) virginia.201404 (331.84)
14Carlton Howard2225.56 virginia.201204 (479.22) usopen.201007 (472.41) virginia.201004 (446.10) arizona.201010 (415.28) virginia.201104 (412.55)
15Scott Zimmerman2222.23 usopen.201407 (595.76) virginia.201304 (420.04) eastcoast.201209 (415.74) virginia.201104 (412.55) virginia.201404 (378.14)
16Mark Horn2218.68 virginia.201304 (541.25) eastcoast.201008 (480.14) virginia.201104 (412.55) wfdf.201107 (406.60) virginia.201404 (378.14)
17Niclas Bergehamn2192.39 swedisc.201208 (476.80) sweden.201007 (440.06) arizona.201010 (432.44) sweden.201407 (428.57) wfdf.201307 (414.52)
18Johan Eriksson2179.51 wfdf.201307 (547.34) sweden.201307 (447.85) swehost.201209 (421.21) swedisc.201208 (397.99) swehost.201109 (365.12)
18Thomas Lindell2179.51 wfdf.201307 (547.34) sweden.201307 (447.85) swehost.201209 (421.21) swedisc.201208 (397.99) swehost.201109 (365.12)
20Jim Elsner2170.13 virginia.201304 (541.25) eastcoast.201109 (416.55) usopen.201407 (405.39) virginia.201204 (404.69) virginia.201004 (402.25)
21Stefan Palm2050.78 wfdf.201307 (589.51) swedisc.201208 (444.94) swecom.201005 (354.47) sweden.201007 (344.99) sweden.201407 (316.87)
21Johan Josjo2050.78 wfdf.201307 (589.51) swedisc.201208 (444.94) swecom.201005 (354.47) sweden.201007 (344.99) sweden.201407 (316.87)
23Anders Johnsson2034.81 wfdf.201307 (506.05) swesommar.201308 (405.62) sweden.201007 (388.65) sweden.201407 (376.74) swelufs.201309 (357.75)
24Dave Taylor2003 virginia.201204 (479.22) virginia.201004 (402.25) virginia.201104 (400.37) usopen.201407 (385.90) virginia.201304 (335.26)
25Tomas Burvall1866.82 wfdf.201307 (644.09) swesommar.201008 (334.42) swehost.201309 (317.03) swelufs.201309 (289.30) swedisc.201208 (281.98)
26Randy Lahm1848.21
27Randy Aiu1828.31
28Jon Freedman1787.42
29Sten Hermodsson1777.57
30Mathias Franzen1692.08
31Stefan Andersson1688.57
32John Elsner1632.67
33Fredrik Celinder1625.88
34Hank Bass1612.19
35Mike Prost1539.66
36Richard Paschal1495.72
37Jeff Woessner1491.16
38Tim Mackey1474.99
39Bill Wright1433.09
40Stewart Hubbs1318.2
41Blair Paulsen1111.27
42Mike Beckmann1078.88
43Thomas Jonasson1070.72
44Jim Herrick1045.06
45Mikael Zewgren1040.57
46Nathan Joswiak1027.95
47Ron Vingerelli1003.76
48Ray Trevino1001.27
49Jon Cohn982.68
50Jonathan Brandtberg966.52
51Peter Andrews959.89
52Gus Webb908.58
53Jonas Bengtsson846.07
54Tony Pellicane799.94
55Sebastian Brandtberg797.64
56Peter Henriksson779.77
57Chuck Richard753.82
58Arthur Coddington744.49
59Cade Loving730.8
60Thomas Cole721.29
61Curtis Progl712.9
62Kirk Young709.24
63Eric Olsen697.79
64Dan Roddick695.5
65Jeff O'Brien653.76
66Scott Schmucker629.91
67Mitchell Minford619.43
68Aksel Finborud614.26
68Sune Wentzel614.26
70Fredrik Gustavsson604.5
71Eric Wootten595.49
72Paul Brenner591.25
73Tom McMullen573.97
74Jake Gauthier564.06
75Jason Koonts528.11
76Cotter Michaels456.66
77Jeff Shelton405.46
78Al Bonopane391.43
79Jasun Burdick384.53
80John Greensage358.51
81Jim Gaarder357.3
82Hunter Wootten327.56
83Jonas Karlsson300.53
84Ryan Olsen281.95
85Lori Daniels262.92
86Rick Williams257.79
87Greg Korth256.86
88Paul Thompson254.02
89Stephanie Chan232.39
90Ashton Lewis231.69
91Jens Velasquez229.16
92Robert McLeod217.57
93Mattias Hultqvist210.52
94Juliana Korver198.87
95Spencer Herrick193.29
96Chris Voigt190.2
97Mary-Grace Sorrentino183.31
98Toddy Brodeur160.11
99Gerry Geare159.18
100Beth Verish154.88
101Leo Rohr152.61
101Glen Todd152.61
103Drew Magee144.22
104Martin Sillen140.19
104Conny Lindell140.19
106Jack Stanton135.48
107Tomas Olsson134.66
108Per Jonsson134.09
109Johan Olsson127.34
110Par Persson124.28
111Doug Korns116.91
112Scott Stagg111.31
113Rick Sader109.97
114David Myers107.85
115Pete Fust107.58
116Raimo Kallio106.51
117Jay Pontier106.47
118Jeff Korns105.68
119Sten Sturefeldt99.26
120Gregg Hosfeld95.64
121Andy Lemann94.73
122Regina Olnils91.8
122Stina Burvall91.8
124Kirk Yoo90.18
125Brad Allison90.11
126David Wiggins86.01
127Glen Whitlock85.01
128Doug Kantor73.7
129Tobias Danielsson73.01
130Daniel Carlquist70.94
130Johan Rabell70.94
132Martin Nygren68.97
133Trey Hamlet66.58
134Chris Sieben62.52
135Tony Tomasino61.53
136Graham Katz60.23
137Donnie Wallace58.88
138Tobias Cole52.09
139Nils von Segebaden48.51
140Johan Stensmar47.87
141Greg Marter46.41
142Daniel O'Neill45.79
142James Wiseman45.79
144Fran Flores45.74
145Michael Conger44.51
146Charles Robshaw44.17
147Kurt Lampkin42.48
148Dave Sammy Neilson41.55
149John Titcomb40.98
150Tom Coffin40.45
151Jason Snapp40.16
152Rico Schneider38.58
152Brad Wendt38.58
154Jonathan37.99
154Dan Lustiger37.99
156Dave Kuettner35.61
157Fred Salaz32.37
157Jim Palmeri32.37
159Phillipp Ludwig29.11
159Markus Hein29.11
161Diana Elsner26.73
162Eric Prather26.3
163Josh Boyd25.9
164Bethany Sanchez23.91
165Naved Hasnain22.76
166Robert Leonard21.27
167Chris MacLeod20.49
168Tobi Burzan19.85
168Jan Schreck19.85
170Mikael Svensson18.01
170Thomas Svensson18.01
172Dan Lambeth Jr17.81
173Steve Dodge17.69
174Michael Toomes17.33
175Jan Bass15.99
176Jared Todd15.12
176Tyler Todd15.12
178Dave Bolyard13.55
178Deano Porter13.55
180Oscar Grundstrom13.35
180Mats Grundstrom13.35
182Lyle Jensen12.41
183Mike Norris12.26
184Mikael Hansson12.22
184Fredrik Bodell12.22
186Roger Cansler12.18
186James Proctor12.18
188Craig Osgood11.1
189Evan McMullen10.87
190Patrick O’Connor10.15
191Steve Dugan10.02
191Tom Kennedy10.02
193Kevin Tiernan9.75
193Mike Kolesar9.75
195Robert Buzasy9.5
196Anthony Newberry9.34
197Todd Walton8.53
197Pat Todd8.53
199John Laughlin8.26
199Josh Walton8.26
201Richard Koechlein7.28
202Alan Koechlein7.16
203Bianca Strunz7.15
203Kolja Hanemann7.15
203Freddy Finner7.15
206Terry Gallops6.93
207Gus Otto6.66
207Brian Gustafson6.66
209Curran McCrory6.58
210Evan Walbridge6.17
211Leonard Muise5.73
212Joe Harper5.2
212Shahid Islam5.2
214Jake Schultz4.99
214Mike Lofton4.99
216Maurice Cinquini4.6
217Torsten Baus4.47
218Niloofar Mossavarrahmani4.32
219Chris Ballard4.26
220Anneli Andre3.93
221Sean Ballard3.48
222Ze Luis2.96
223Jeff Palmeri2.92
223Kevin Palmeri2.92
225Chris Yeoman2.83
226Kevin Parkhurst2.27
226Noah Parker2.27
228Chris Byrnes1.68
229Naved Hosnain1.45
230Toddy Filbert0.93
230Corey Nill0.93
232Seth Smith0.79
233Dave Steger0.66
233Davis Johnson0.66
235Gohar Mossavarrahmani0.29
236Phil Cappa0.2
236Dan Bogan0.2
236Dale Crawford0.2
239Kalon Self0.18
239Ivan Radulovic0.18
241Robert Cooksey0.12
241Jonathan Kloke0.12
241Eduardo Suero0.12
241Mark Susi0.12
245Daniel Svensson0.1
245Susie Horn0.1
245Henrik Ryden0.1
245Wayne Biever0.1
249Wendy Chang0.09
249Stefan Sorne0.09
249Thomas Noetzel0.09
249Ian Elsner0.09
249Libby O'Neill0.09
249Dean Porter0.09
249Niklas Hoglund0.09
249Wendy Chan0.09
249Christoffer Haydt0.09
249Mike Norris0.09
249Ron Henson0.09
249Raoul Judel0.09
249Henrik Hagman0.09
249Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
249David Ewald0.09
264Andy Gabbard0.08
264Bill Dooley0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1246.41 usopen.201407 (331.73) usopen.201206 (305.22) wfdf.201107 (284.52) virginia.201004 (180.03) wfdf.201307 (144.91)
2Lori Daniels888.32 wfdf.201107 (284.52) usopen.201206 (159.60) virginia.201304 (154.51) usopen.201007 (146.20) arizona.201010 (143.49)
3Stephanie Chan793.1 usopen.201206 (305.22) usopen.201407 (233.82) arizona.201010 (143.49) arizona.201210 (110.45) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
4Bethany Sanchez752.84 wfdf.201107 (202.06) usopen.201206 (159.60) usopen.201007 (146.20) virginia.201204 (130.85) virginia.201004 (114.13)
5Tita Ugalde656.79 usopen.201407 (331.73) virginia.201004 (180.03) wfdf.201307 (144.91) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Stina Burvall629.49 usopen.201407 (471.39) wfdf.201107 (127.92) wfdf.201307 (30.09) swecom.201005 (0.09)
7Regina Olnils501.57 usopen.201407 (471.39) wfdf.201307 (30.09) swecom.201005 (0.09)
8Amanda Carreiro350.43 virginia.201304 (154.51) virginia.201104 (104.84) usopen.201407 (91.08)
9Diana Elsner280.48 usopen.201407 (233.82) arizona.201010 (46.66)
10Kaili Young202.06 wfdf.201107 (202.06)
11Juliana Korver142.07 usopen.201407 (142.07)
12Ari Kloke127.92 wfdf.201107 (127.92)
13Mandy Carreiro114.13 virginia.201004 (114.13)
14Julien Carreiro91.08 usopen.201407 (91.08)
15Terry Frank39.3 virginia.201004 (29.94) virginia.201104 (9.26) virginia.201204 (0.10)
16Susie Horn38.35 virginia.201204 (20.40) usopen.201407 (17.59) usopen.201206 (0.12) wfdf.201107 (0.12) usopen.201007 (0.12)
17Louie Cohn17.69 usopen.201407 (17.59) virginia.201004 (0.10)
18Maggie Johns15.12 virginia.201304 (15.12)
19Erin Hart0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201004 (0.10)
19Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
21Lisa Berman0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
21Niloofar Mossavarrahmani0.12 wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Gohar Mossavarrahmani0.12 wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Mindy Ahler0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
25Birgit Lenger0.1 virginia.201104 (0.10)
25Tami Hamler0.1 virginia.201104 (0.10)

MASTER

1Conrad Damon107.82 wfdf.201107 (107.82)
1Rick LeBeau107.82 wfdf.201107 (107.82)
3Harvey Brandt92.88 wfdf.201107 (92.88)
3Dave Hesselberth92.88 wfdf.201107 (92.88)
5Mark Horn80.43 wfdf.201107 (80.43)
5Randy Aiu80.43 wfdf.201107 (80.43)
7Jack Cooksey70.06 wfdf.201107 (70.06)
7Jon Freedman70.06 wfdf.201107 (70.06)
9Jeff O'Brien61.41 wfdf.201107 (61.41)
9Kirk Young61.41 wfdf.201107 (61.41)
11John Elsner53.69 wfdf.201107 (53.69)
11Jim Elsner53.69 wfdf.201107 (53.69)
13Tomas Burvall47.25 wfdf.201107 (47.25)
13Dan Roddick47.25 wfdf.201107 (47.25)
15Jonas Bengtsson41.89 wfdf.201107 (41.89)
15Randy Lahm41.89 wfdf.201107 (41.89)
17Tim Mackey37.42 wfdf.201107 (37.42)
17Bill Wright37.42 wfdf.201107 (37.42)
19Thomas Cole31.19 wfdf.201107 (18.63) usopen.201007 (12.56)
20Chuck Richard27.56 usopen.201206 (27.56)
21Jeff Shelton18.63 wfdf.201107 (18.63)
22Rick Williams15.52 wfdf.201107 (15.52)
22Paul Thompson15.52 wfdf.201107 (15.52)
24Glen Whitlock12.93 wfdf.201107 (12.93)
24Kurt Lampkin12.93 wfdf.201107 (12.93)
26Jake Gauthier12.53
27Michael Conger9.33
27Dave Sammy Neilson9.33
29Jim Gaarder6.33
29Chris Sieben6.33
31Fred Salaz3.82
31Jim Palmeri3.82
33Doug Korns1.74
33John Titcomb1.74
35Steve Dugan0.12
35Rico Schneider0.12
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon428.55 wfdf.201107 (182.96) usopen.201206 (151.65) usopen.201007 (93.94)
2Dave Hesselberth379.93 usopen.201007 (145.45) wfdf.201107 (123.89) usopen.201206 (110.59)
3Harvey Brandt269.34 usopen.201007 (145.45) wfdf.201107 (123.89)
4John Elsner189.05 wfdf.201107 (72.09) usopen.201206 (60.31) usopen.201007 (56.65)
5Rick LeBeau182.96 wfdf.201107 (182.96)
6Jim Elsner132.4 wfdf.201107 (72.09) usopen.201206 (60.31)
7Mark Horn112.5 wfdf.201107 (112.50)
7Randy Aiu112.5 wfdf.201107 (112.50)
9Carlton Howard93.94 usopen.201007 (93.94)
10Scott Zimmerman86.15 usopen.201007 (86.15)
11Blair Paulsen80.19 usopen.201206 (45.56) usopen.201007 (34.63)
12Randy Lahm68.83 wfdf.201107 (59.99) usopen.201206 (8.84)
13Bill Wright68.01 wfdf.201107 (47.23) usopen.201206 (20.78)
14Jonas Bengtsson59.99 wfdf.201107 (59.99)
15Jack Cooksey49.39 usopen.201007 (49.39)
16Tim Mackey47.23 wfdf.201107 (47.23)
17Rick Williams40.8 wfdf.201107 (40.80)
17Paul Thompson40.8 wfdf.201107 (40.80)
19Jon Freedman38.31 usopen.201206 (38.31)
20Chris Sieben32.82 wfdf.201107 (18.18) usopen.201007 (14.64)
21Tony Pellicane32.27 usopen.201206 (32.27)
22Glen Whitlock31.83 wfdf.201107 (31.83)
22Kurt Lampkin31.83 wfdf.201107 (31.83)
24Jeff Shelton29.59 usopen.201007 (29.59)
25Brad Wendt25.38 usopen.201007 (25.38)
26Jim Gaarder23.73
27Dave Kuettner14.64
28Fred Salaz9.63
29Jim Palmeri9.51
30Brian Gustafson5.55
31Ron Vingerelli5.34
32Doug Korns4.32
32John Titcomb4.32
34Arthur Coddington2.43
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Thomas Cole0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Mark Horn239.29 usopen.201007 (154.59) usopen.201206 (84.70)
2Jim Herrick184.17 usopen.201007 (120.37) usopen.201206 (63.80)
3Dan Roddick165.01 usopen.201007 (120.37) usopen.201206 (44.64)
4Paul Thompson164.77 usopen.201007 (83.49) wfdf.201107 (81.28)
5John Kirkland154.59 usopen.201007 (154.59)
6Rick Williams141.31 wfdf.201107 (81.28) usopen.201007 (55.83) usopen.201206 (4.20)
7Rick LeBeau126.07 usopen.201206 (126.07)
8Tim Mackey114.09 usopen.201007 (114.09)
9Harvey Brandt111.04 usopen.201206 (111.04)
10Pete Fust83.49 usopen.201007 (83.49)
11Glen Whitlock54.51 wfdf.201107 (54.51)
11Kurt Lampkin54.51 wfdf.201107 (54.51)
13Jeff Shelton37.39 usopen.201206 (37.39)
14Jim Palmeri36.96 wfdf.201107 (28.69) usopen.201007 (8.27)
15Fred Salaz28.69 wfdf.201107 (28.69)
16Doug Korns27.26 usopen.201007 (27.14) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
16John Titcomb27.26 usopen.201007 (27.14) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
18Lyle Jensen22.94 usopen.201007 (22.94)
19Jim Gaarder4.2 usopen.201206 (4.20)
20Gus Otto2.43 usopen.201007 (2.43)
20Brian Gustafson2.43 usopen.201007 (2.43)
22Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
22Richard Koechlein0.12 usopen.201007 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland15.03 usopen.201206 (15.03)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENMASTER

1Lori Daniels49.09 wfdf.201107 (49.09)
1Beth Verish49.09 wfdf.201107 (49.09)
3Bethany Sanchez22.32 wfdf.201107 (22.32)
3Kaili Young22.32 wfdf.201107 (22.32)
5Ari Kloke0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
5Stina Burvall0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish62.88 usopen.201206 (62.76) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
2Lori Daniels31.78 usopen.201206 (31.66) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
3Tita Ugalde19.14 usopen.201206 (19.14)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez15.03 usopen.201206 (15.03)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Beth Verish276.52 wcddc.201111 (150.38) arizona.201010 (126.14)
2Conrad Damon241.18 wcddc.201111 (150.38) arizona.201210 (90.80)
3Susie Horn181.18 wcddc.201111 (104.05) arizona.201010 (77.03) arizona.201210 (0.10)
4Chris Horn153.16 wcddc.201111 (104.05) arizona.201210 (49.11)
5Lori Daniels132.92 arizona.201210 (90.80) arizona.201010 (33.19) wcddc.201111 (8.93)
6Ron Vingerelli126.14 arizona.201010 (126.14)
7Stephanie Chan104.64 wcddc.201111 (55.43) arizona.201210 (49.11) arizona.201010 (0.10)
8Harvey Brandt88.62 wcddc.201111 (88.62)
8Bethany Sanchez88.62 wcddc.201111 (88.62)
10Mark Horn86.06 arizona.201010 (77.03) wcddc.201111 (8.93) arizona.201210 (0.10)
11Rick Lebeau62.95 arizona.201010 (62.95)
11Diane Harris62.95 arizona.201010 (62.95)
13Jon Freedman55.53 wcddc.201111 (55.43) arizona.201010 (0.10)
14Tony Pellicane33.19 arizona.201010 (33.19)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Tita Ugalde0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Cody Kirkland41.06 usopen.201007 (41.06)
2Spencer Herrick28.5 usopen.201007 (28.50)
3Jeff Korns27.68 usopen.201206 (27.56) usopen.201007 (0.12)
4Albin Lindblad11.72 swehost.201209 (11.72)
4Emanuel Karlsson11.72 swehost.201209 (11.72)
6Curran McCrory0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Tobias Cole0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
8Fabian Lindblad0.09 swehost.201209 (0.09)
8Axel Elmersson0.09 swehost.201209 (0.09)

How these rankings were figured

These rankings are by division only. When you play in a tournament, you only earn points for the division you play in.

The ranking process has two steps, fixed and relative. In the fixed step, you get points based on your place, according to a formula. That number is multiplied by a number that depends on the level of the tournament (there are four levels). Those point totals are used to give everyone a preliminary rating.

Then I do it again, using a different formula to award points. This time you get points for who you beat, depending on their rating. So beating Harvey gets you a lot of points. The tournament level is figured in (in a much smaller way than in the first step). The idea behind relative ranking is that it takes care of a lot of the intangibles - for example, the level of a tournament will be dependent on the number and strength of the teams there. More and stronger teams will result in more points being awarded. That's also why the larger divisions have higher point totals.

Now you know. If you're really curious, check out the script library to see the code that generates the rankings.

There's also a page that allows you to tweak some of the parameters to see what happens to the rankings.