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 Damon3262.47 usopen.201206 (703.63) usopen.201407 (671.13) wfdf.201307 (638.26) wfdf.201107 (636.66) virginia.201204 (612.79)
2Cody Kirkland3124.18 usopen.201206 (703.63) arizona.201010 (655.14) virginia.201304 (619.17) wcddc.201111 (574.44) eastcoast.201109 (571.80)
3Dave Hesselberth3073.09 wfdf.201307 (683.28) usopen.201407 (671.13) usopen.201206 (591.53) usopen.201007 (566.78) virginia.201404 (560.37)
4Rick LeBeau3057.1 wfdf.201107 (636.66) usopen.201407 (620.97) virginia.201104 (606.41) arizona.201010 (601.53) usopen.201206 (591.53)
5Harvey Brandt2955.11 wfdf.201307 (683.28) arizona.201010 (601.53) eastcoast.201109 (571.80) usopen.201007 (566.78) virginia.201104 (531.72)
6Sam Kaye2572.59 virginia.201504 (573.98) virginia.201404 (560.37) virginia.201304 (550.62) usopen.201407 (475.91) usopen.201206 (411.71)
7Chris Horn2498.04 virginia.201304 (619.17) virginia.201504 (519.92) usopen.201407 (475.91) virginia.201404 (471.33) usopen.201206 (411.71)
8John Kirkland2431.45 arizona.201010 (655.14) wcddc.201111 (574.44) wfdf.201307 (403.45) wfdf.201107 (403.38) arizona.201210 (395.04)
9Dieter Johansson2368.21 eastcoast.201109 (506.18) virginia.201204 (486.44) swedisc.201208 (478.76) sweden.201407 (448.42) sweden.201007 (448.41)
10Stefan Karlsson2321.99 wfdf.201307 (613.97) sweden.201307 (484.52) swelufs.201309 (412.08) sweuppsala.201306 (407.67) swelufs.201109 (403.75)
10Thomas Palmer2321.99 wfdf.201307 (613.97) sweden.201307 (484.52) swelufs.201309 (412.08) sweuppsala.201306 (407.67) swelufs.201109 (403.75)
12Jack Cooksey2279.17 virginia.201104 (606.41) virginia.201304 (499.74) usopen.201206 (411.71) arizona.201010 (390.30) wfdf.201307 (371.01)
13Scott Zimmerman2262.08 usopen.201407 (620.97) virginia.201104 (436.27) eastcoast.201209 (413.72) virginia.201304 (411.75) virginia.201404 (379.37)
14Niclas Bergehamn2254.86 swedisc.201208 (478.76) sweden.201407 (448.42) sweden.201007 (448.41) arizona.201010 (446.20) wfdf.201307 (433.07)
15Mark Horn2227.63 virginia.201304 (530.95) eastcoast.201008 (477.66) virginia.201104 (436.27) wfdf.201107 (403.38) virginia.201404 (379.37)
16Johan Eriksson2208.26 wfdf.201307 (566.03) sweden.201307 (448.45) swehost.201209 (411.88) swedisc.201208 (408.36) sweuppsala.201306 (373.54)
16Thomas Lindell2208.26 wfdf.201307 (566.03) sweden.201307 (448.45) swehost.201209 (411.88) swedisc.201208 (408.36) sweuppsala.201306 (373.54)
18Drew Preiss2200.83 virginia.201304 (499.74) virginia.201204 (486.44) usopen.201407 (475.91) virginia.201504 (406.06) virginia.201404 (332.68)
19Jim Elsner2192.53 virginia.201304 (530.95) eastcoast.201109 (428.30) usopen.201407 (417.58) virginia.201204 (409.64) virginia.201504 (406.06)
20Carlton Howard2158.62 virginia.201204 (486.44) usopen.201007 (462.52) virginia.201104 (436.27) arizona.201010 (431.09) eastcoast.201109 (342.30)
21Anders Johnsson2096.78 wfdf.201307 (518.21) swesommar.201506 (407.31) swesommar.201308 (394.85) sweden.201007 (392.07) sweden.201407 (384.34)
22Stefan Palm2035.83 wfdf.201307 (600.20) swedisc.201208 (451.25) sweden.201007 (350.15) sweden.201407 (328.78) sweuppsala.201306 (305.45)
22Johan Josjo2035.83 wfdf.201307 (600.20) swedisc.201208 (451.25) sweden.201007 (350.15) sweden.201407 (328.78) sweuppsala.201306 (305.45)
24Dave Taylor1994.67 virginia.201204 (486.44) virginia.201104 (422.51) usopen.201407 (394.34) virginia.201504 (356.90) virginia.201304 (334.48)
25Tomas Burvall1891.81 wfdf.201307 (638.26) swehost.201309 (337.60) swesommar.201008 (325.05) swedisc.201208 (306.83) swelufs.201309 (284.07)
26Mathias Franzen1876.25
27Randy Aiu1832.24
28Randy Lahm1806.53
29Jon Freedman1755.43
30Fredrik Celinder1659.44
31Hank Bass1629.23
32John Elsner1616.54
33Jeff Woessner1573.72
34Mike Prost1548.05
35Sten Hermodsson1546.14
36Bill Wright1474.41
37Tim Mackey1440.26
38Jonathan Brandtberg1376.2
39Richard Paschal1374.6
40Stefan Andersson1258.59
41Nathan Joswiak1217.93
42Stewart Hubbs1169.61
43Blair Paulsen1162.5
44Mike Beckmann1117.02
45Peter Andrews1084.12
46Jim Herrick1070.88
47Ron Vingerelli989.1
48Thomas Jonasson971.27
49Sebastian Brandtberg965.24
50Gus Webb953.16
51Mikael Zewgren946.07
52Jonas Bengtsson877.8
53Arthur Coddington837.3
54Tony Pellicane800.69
55Peter Henriksson791.09
56Thomas Cole771.87
57Chuck Richard766.71
58Cade Loving743.55
59Kirk Young738.91
60Curtis Progl728.5
61Ray Trevino719.46
62Eric Olsen704.11
63Dan Roddick690.83
64Jason Koonts657.53
65Mitchell Minford622.26
66Aksel Finborud613.97
66Sune Wentzel613.97
68Eric Wootten606.13
69Paul Brenner590.95
69Jon Cohn590.95
71Scott Schmucker570.52
72Jake Gauthier556.79
73Tom McMullen531.08
74Jeff O'Brien507.25
75Juliana Korver505.81
76Cotter Michaels458
77Fredrik Gustavsson455.12
78Jeff Shelton429.71
79Jasun Burdick384.65
80Jim Gaarder370.73
81John Greensage363.86
82Hunter Wootten338.55
83Ryan Olsen307.35
84Jonas Karlsson297.28
85Stephanie Chan280.93
86Lori Daniels280.26
87Rick Williams275.62
88Paul Thompson270.61
89Greg Korth252.72
90Ashton Lewis242.26
91Jens Velasquez236.32
92Beth Verish236.15
93Robert McLeod223.35
94Mattias Hultqvist213.44
95Spencer Herrick208.66
96Chris Voigt187.39
97Andy Lemann171.82
98Gerry Geare156.72
99Toddy Brodeur156.15
100Johan Olsson146.57
101Martin Sillen143.4
101Conny Lindell143.4
103Tomas Olsson135.26
104Per Jonsson134.58
105Jack Stanton131.44
106Par Persson129.68
107Pete Fust123.22
108Rico Schneider122.68
109Doug Korns119.9
110Raimo Kallio110.63
111David Myers109.2
112Nils von Segebaden103.69
113Scott Stagg103.6
114Jeff Korns103.3
115Jay Pontier102.57
116Sten Sturefeldt100.04
117Glen Whitlock96.5
118Tobias Cole89.03
119Brad Allison87.28
120Kirk Yoo86.44
121Regina Olnils84.92
121Stina Burvall84.92
123Leo Rohr84.35
123Glen Todd84.35
125David Wiggins82.48
126Tobias Danielsson75.76
127Daniel Carlquist72.25
127Johan Rabell72.25
129Doug Kantor71.03
130Martin Nygren68.37
131Chris Sieben67.42
132Trey Hamlet63.69
133Tony Tomasino59.35
134Ivan Radulovic58.31
135Graham Katz57.75
136Brad Wendt57.04
137Donnie Wallace56.53
138Michael Conger50.65
139Kurt Lampkin46.9
139Dave Sammy Neilson46.9
141Johan Stensmar46.82
142John Titcomb46.34
143Daniel O'Neill45.37
143James Wiseman45.37
145Greg Marter43.73
146Charles Robshaw39.47
147Tom Coffin38.87
148Jason Snapp38.85
149Fred Salaz38.22
149Jim Palmeri38.22
151Rick Sader36.59
152Jonathan35.79
152Dan Lustiger35.79
154Dave Kuettner34.51
155Diana Elsner34.4
156Dan Bogan30.35
157Dave Bolyard28.7
158Bob Cooksey28.06
159Phillipp Ludwig27.43
159Markus Hein27.43
161Eric Prather25.83
162Bethany Sanchez24.54
163Ryan Peterson22.6
164Gregg Hosfeld21.79
165Naved Hasnain21.42
166Robert Leonard20.55
167Kevin Tiernan20.46
168Josh Boyd20.17
169Chris MacLeod19.68
170Tobi Burzan18.7
170Jan Schreck18.7
172Rob McLeod18.04
173Steve Dodge17.45
174Dan Lambeth Jr17.34
175Mikael Svensson17.07
175Thomas Svensson17.07
177Shahid Islam17.01
178Michael Toomes16.97
179Andy White16.3
180Jared Todd15.82
180Tyler Todd15.82
182Jan Bass15.07
183Oscar Grundstrom14.28
183Mats Grundstrom14.28
185Deano Porter13.91
186Mikael Hansson13.21
186Fredrik Bodell13.21
188Lyle Jensen12.17
189Mike Norris11.85
190Roger Cansler11.42
190James Proctor11.42
192Bethany Sanchez-Porter11.08
193Carl Richmond11.05
194Steve Dugan10.97
194Tom Kennedy10.97
196Patrick O’Connor9.73
197Mike Kolesar9.44
198Robert Buzasy8.9
199Todd Walton8.55
199Pat Todd8.55
201David Kieke7.99
202Richard Koechlein7.93
203Alan Koechlein7.81
204John Laughlin7.74
204Josh Walton7.74
206Evan Walbridge6.86
207Terry Gallops6.78
208Curran McCrory6.75
209Bianca Strunz6.73
209Kolja Hanemann6.73
209Freddy Finner6.73
212Dave Michels6.68
213Anthony Newberry6.65
214Gus Otto6.48
214Brian Gustafson6.48
216Drew Magee6.42
217Craig Osgood6.09
218Leonard Muise5.53
219Jaden Schneider5.42
220Joe Harper5.01
221Jake Schultz4.68
221Mike Lofton4.68
223Maurice Cinquini4.47
224Torsten Baus4.21
225Chris Ballard4.13
226Niloofar Mossavarrahmani4.07
227Ze Luis3.75
228Jeff Palmeri3.72
228Kevin Palmeri3.72
230Anneli Andre3.68
231Sean Ballard3.39
232Ryan Hornickel3.28
233Tom Voight3.04
234Chris Yeoman2.77
235Kevin Parkhurst2.13
235Noah Parker2.13
237Karen Wendt1.49
238Naved Hosnain1.36
239Seth Smith0.75
240Dave Steger0.62
240Davis Johnson0.62
242Gohar Mossavarrahmani0.29
243Kalon Self0.18
244Robert Cooksey0.12
244Jonathan Kloke0.12
244Eduardo Suero0.12
244Mark Susi0.12
248Phil Cappa0.1
248Daniel Svensson0.1
248Susie Horn0.1
248Henrik Ryden0.1
248Dale Crawford0.1
248Wayne Biever0.1
254Wendy Chang0.09
254Stefan Sorne0.09
254Thomas Noetzel0.09
254Libby O'Neill0.09
254Dean Porter0.09
254Mikael Lund0.09
254Shaggy Larsson0.09
254Wendy Chan0.09
254Christoffer Haydt0.09
254Rick Rysso0.09
254Mike Norris0.09
254Ron Henson0.09
254Raoul Judel0.09
254Henrik Hagman0.09
254Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
254David Ewald0.09
254Adam Perry0.09
271Andy Gabbard0.08
271Bill Dooley0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1016.07 usopen.201407 (309.61) usopen.201206 (273.91) wfdf.201107 (265.42) wfdf.201307 (122.37) arizona.201010 (44.76)
2Lori Daniels824.34 wfdf.201107 (265.42) virginia.201304 (148.03) usopen.201007 (139.92) arizona.201010 (137.22) usopen.201206 (133.75)
3Stephanie Chan733.35 usopen.201206 (273.91) usopen.201407 (216.09) arizona.201010 (137.22) arizona.201210 (106.01) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
4Bethany Sanchez670.92 wfdf.201107 (185.75) usopen.201007 (139.92) usopen.201206 (133.75) virginia.201204 (119.02) virginia.201304 (92.48)
5Stina Burvall582.01 usopen.201407 (431.19) wfdf.201107 (122.49) wfdf.201307 (28.33)
6Regina Olnils459.52 usopen.201407 (431.19) wfdf.201307 (28.33)
7Tita Ugalde432.1 usopen.201407 (309.61) wfdf.201307 (122.37) usopen.201206 (0.12)
8Amanda Carreiro321.99 virginia.201304 (148.03) virginia.201104 (93.88) usopen.201407 (80.08)
9Diana Elsner260.85 usopen.201407 (216.09) arizona.201010 (44.76)
10Kaili Young185.75 wfdf.201107 (185.75)
11Juliana Korver128.36 usopen.201407 (128.36)
12Ari Kloke122.49 wfdf.201107 (122.49)
13Julien Carreiro80.08 usopen.201407 (80.08)
14Susie Horn29.85 usopen.201407 (16.48) virginia.201204 (13.01) usopen.201206 (0.12) wfdf.201107 (0.12) usopen.201007 (0.12)
15Louie Cohn16.48 usopen.201407 (16.48)
16Maggie Johns14.36 virginia.201304 (14.36)
17Terry Frank9.14 virginia.201104 (9.04) virginia.201204 (0.10)
18Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
19Lisa Berman0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
19Niloofar Mossavarrahmani0.12 wfdf.201307 (0.12)
19Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
19Gohar Mossavarrahmani0.12 wfdf.201307 (0.12)
19Mindy Ahler0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
24Birgit Lenger0.1 virginia.201104 (0.10)
24Tami Hamler0.1 virginia.201104 (0.10)

MASTER

1Conrad Damon105.06 wfdf.201107 (105.06)
1Rick LeBeau105.06 wfdf.201107 (105.06)
3Harvey Brandt90.56 wfdf.201107 (90.56)
3Dave Hesselberth90.56 wfdf.201107 (90.56)
5Mark Horn78.47 wfdf.201107 (78.47)
5Randy Aiu78.47 wfdf.201107 (78.47)
7Jack Cooksey68.39 wfdf.201107 (68.39)
7Jon Freedman68.39 wfdf.201107 (68.39)
9Jeff O'Brien60 wfdf.201107 (60.00)
9Kirk Young60 wfdf.201107 (60.00)
11John Elsner52.5 wfdf.201107 (52.50)
11Jim Elsner52.5 wfdf.201107 (52.50)
13Tomas Burvall46.25 wfdf.201107 (46.25)
13Dan Roddick46.25 wfdf.201107 (46.25)
15Jonas Bengtsson41.04 wfdf.201107 (41.04)
15Randy Lahm41.04 wfdf.201107 (41.04)
17Tim Mackey36.7 wfdf.201107 (36.70)
17Bill Wright36.7 wfdf.201107 (36.70)
19Thomas Cole30.58 wfdf.201107 (18.08) usopen.201007 (12.50)
20Chuck Richard26.28 usopen.201206 (26.28)
21Jeff Shelton18.08 wfdf.201107 (18.08)
22Rick Williams15.07 wfdf.201107 (15.07)
22Paul Thompson15.07 wfdf.201107 (15.07)
24Glen Whitlock12.56 wfdf.201107 (12.56)
24Kurt Lampkin12.56 wfdf.201107 (12.56)
26Jake Gauthier11.95
27Michael Conger9.06
27Dave Sammy Neilson9.06
29Jim Gaarder6.14
29Chris Sieben6.14
31Fred Salaz3.71
31Jim Palmeri3.71
33Doug Korns1.69
33John Titcomb1.69
35Steve Dugan0.12
35Rico Schneider0.12
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon416.76 wfdf.201107 (177.88) usopen.201206 (146.69) usopen.201007 (92.19)
2Dave Hesselberth369.08 usopen.201007 (142.32) wfdf.201107 (120.10) usopen.201206 (106.66)
3Harvey Brandt262.42 usopen.201007 (142.32) wfdf.201107 (120.10)
4John Elsner183.85 wfdf.201107 (70.05) usopen.201206 (58.02) usopen.201007 (55.78)
5Rick LeBeau177.88 wfdf.201107 (177.88)
6Jim Elsner128.07 wfdf.201107 (70.05) usopen.201206 (58.02)
7Mark Horn109.11 wfdf.201107 (109.11)
7Randy Aiu109.11 wfdf.201107 (109.11)
9Carlton Howard92.19 usopen.201007 (92.19)
10Scott Zimmerman84.44 usopen.201007 (84.44)
11Blair Paulsen77.92 usopen.201206 (43.70) usopen.201007 (34.22)
12Randy Lahm66.8 wfdf.201107 (58.37) usopen.201206 (8.43)
13Bill Wright66.02 wfdf.201107 (46.07) usopen.201206 (19.95)
14Jonas Bengtsson58.37 wfdf.201107 (58.37)
15Jack Cooksey48.54 usopen.201007 (48.54)
16Tim Mackey46.07 wfdf.201107 (46.07)
17Rick Williams39.82 wfdf.201107 (39.82)
17Paul Thompson39.82 wfdf.201107 (39.82)
19Jon Freedman36.79 usopen.201206 (36.79)
20Chris Sieben32.11 wfdf.201107 (17.71) usopen.201007 (14.40)
21Glen Whitlock31.12 wfdf.201107 (31.12)
21Kurt Lampkin31.12 wfdf.201107 (31.12)
23Tony Pellicane31.02 usopen.201206 (31.02)
24Jeff Shelton29.19 usopen.201007 (29.19)
25Brad Wendt25.01 usopen.201007 (25.01)
26Jim Gaarder23.16
27Dave Kuettner14.4
28Fred Salaz9.36
29Jim Palmeri9.24
30Brian Gustafson5.45
31Ron Vingerelli5.09
32Doug Korns4.2
32John Titcomb4.2
34Arthur Coddington2.32
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Thomas Cole0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Mark Horn233.54 usopen.201007 (151.35) usopen.201206 (82.19)
2Jim Herrick179.9 usopen.201007 (118.08) usopen.201206 (61.82)
3Dan Roddick161.19 usopen.201007 (118.08) usopen.201206 (43.11)
4Paul Thompson161.02 usopen.201007 (81.76) wfdf.201107 (79.26)
5John Kirkland151.35 usopen.201007 (151.35)
6Rick Williams138.11 wfdf.201107 (79.26) usopen.201007 (54.85) usopen.201206 (4.00)
7Rick LeBeau122.23 usopen.201206 (122.23)
8Tim Mackey111.82 usopen.201007 (111.82)
9Harvey Brandt107.89 usopen.201206 (107.89)
10Pete Fust81.76 usopen.201007 (81.76)
11Glen Whitlock53.26 wfdf.201107 (53.26)
11Kurt Lampkin53.26 wfdf.201107 (53.26)
13Jim Palmeri36.34 wfdf.201107 (28.10) usopen.201007 (8.24)
14Jeff Shelton36.19 usopen.201206 (36.19)
15Fred Salaz28.1 wfdf.201107 (28.10)
16Doug Korns26.86 usopen.201007 (26.74) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
16John Titcomb26.86 usopen.201007 (26.74) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
18Lyle Jensen22.56 usopen.201007 (22.56)
19Jim Gaarder4 usopen.201206 (4.00)
20Gus Otto2.42 usopen.201007 (2.42)
20Brian Gustafson2.42 usopen.201007 (2.42)
22Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
22Richard Koechlein0.12 usopen.201007 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland14.34 usopen.201206 (14.34)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENMASTER

1Lori Daniels47.67 wfdf.201107 (47.67)
1Beth Verish47.67 wfdf.201107 (47.67)
3Bethany Sanchez21.67 wfdf.201107 (21.67)
3Kaili Young21.67 wfdf.201107 (21.67)
5Ari Kloke0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
5Stina Burvall0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish60.26 usopen.201206 (60.14) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
2Lori Daniels30.32 usopen.201206 (30.20) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
3Tita Ugalde18.25 usopen.201206 (18.25)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez14.34 usopen.201206 (14.34)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Beth Verish267.31 wcddc.201111 (145.01) arizona.201010 (122.30)
2Conrad Damon232.51 wcddc.201111 (145.01) arizona.201210 (87.50)
3Susie Horn175.33 wcddc.201111 (100.43) arizona.201010 (74.80) arizona.201210 (0.10)
4Chris Horn147.93 wcddc.201111 (100.43) arizona.201210 (47.50)
5Lori Daniels128.2 arizona.201210 (87.50) arizona.201010 (32.09) wcddc.201111 (8.61)
6Ron Vingerelli122.3 arizona.201010 (122.30)
7Stephanie Chan101.07 wcddc.201111 (53.47) arizona.201210 (47.50) arizona.201010 (0.10)
8Harvey Brandt85.56 wcddc.201111 (85.56)
8Bethany Sanchez85.56 wcddc.201111 (85.56)
10Mark Horn83.51 arizona.201010 (74.80) wcddc.201111 (8.61) arizona.201210 (0.10)
11Rick Lebeau60.88 arizona.201010 (60.88)
11Diane Harris60.88 arizona.201010 (60.88)
13Jon Freedman53.57 wcddc.201111 (53.47) arizona.201010 (0.10)
14Tony Pellicane32.09 arizona.201010 (32.09)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Tita Ugalde0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Cody Kirkland40.12 usopen.201007 (40.12)
2Spencer Herrick27.62 usopen.201007 (27.62)
3Jeff Korns26.4 usopen.201206 (26.28) usopen.201007 (0.12)
4Albin Lindblad11.14 swehost.201209 (11.14)
4Emanuel Karlsson11.14 swehost.201209 (11.14)
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.