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 Damon3244.32 usopen.201206 (694.24) usopen.201407 (654.64) wfdf.201307 (644.09) wfdf.201107 (643.41) virginia.201204 (607.94)
2Cody Kirkland3118.32 usopen.201206 (694.24) arizona.201010 (651.84) virginia.201304 (616.20) wcddc.201111 (589.88) eastcoast.201109 (566.16)
3Dave Hesselberth3050.27 wfdf.201307 (685.61) usopen.201407 (654.64) usopen.201007 (578.20) usopen.201206 (573.65) virginia.201404 (558.17)
4Rick LeBeau2988.11 wfdf.201107 (643.41) arizona.201010 (594.90) virginia.201104 (593.13) usopen.201407 (583.02) usopen.201206 (573.65)
5Harvey Brandt2952.24 wfdf.201307 (685.61) arizona.201010 (594.90) usopen.201007 (578.20) eastcoast.201109 (566.16) wfdf.201107 (527.37)
6John Kirkland2428.43 arizona.201010 (651.84) wcddc.201111 (589.88) arizona.201210 (407.44) wfdf.201107 (397.22) wfdf.201307 (382.05)
7Stefan Karlsson2312.47 wfdf.201307 (614.26) sweden.201307 (484.55) swelufs.201309 (412.07) swelufs.201109 (401.11) sweuppsala.201306 (400.48)
7Thomas Palmer2312.47 wfdf.201307 (614.26) sweden.201307 (484.55) swelufs.201309 (412.07) swelufs.201109 (401.11) sweuppsala.201306 (400.48)
9Dieter Johansson2303.4 eastcoast.201109 (492.19) swedisc.201208 (476.80) virginia.201204 (465.78) sweden.201007 (440.06) sweden.201407 (428.57)
10Sam Kaye2292.5 virginia.201404 (558.17) virginia.201304 (554.34) usopen.201407 (437.20) usopen.201206 (408.62) eastcoast.201109 (334.17)
11Chris Horn2277.55 virginia.201304 (616.20) virginia.201404 (475.21) usopen.201407 (437.20) usopen.201206 (408.62) virginia.201204 (340.32)
12Jack Cooksey2202.73 virginia.201104 (593.13) virginia.201304 (506.77) usopen.201206 (408.62) arizona.201010 (348.63) usopen.201407 (345.58)
13Johan Eriksson2179.51 wfdf.201307 (547.34) sweden.201307 (447.85) swehost.201209 (421.21) swedisc.201208 (397.99) swehost.201109 (365.12)
13Thomas Lindell2179.51 wfdf.201307 (547.34) sweden.201307 (447.85) swehost.201209 (421.21) swedisc.201208 (397.99) swehost.201109 (365.12)
15Mark Horn2178.02 virginia.201304 (538.32) eastcoast.201008 (473.93) wfdf.201107 (397.22) virginia.201104 (393.40) virginia.201404 (375.15)
16Niclas Bergehamn2177.64 swedisc.201208 (476.80) sweden.201007 (440.06) sweden.201407 (428.57) arizona.201010 (417.69) wfdf.201307 (414.52)
17Drew Preiss2170.68 virginia.201304 (506.77) virginia.201204 (465.78) usopen.201407 (437.20) virginia.201004 (432.08) virginia.201404 (328.85)
18Scott Zimmerman2164.51 usopen.201407 (583.02) virginia.201304 (410.94) eastcoast.201209 (402.00) virginia.201104 (393.40) virginia.201404 (375.15)
19Carlton Howard2157.23 usopen.201007 (472.41) virginia.201204 (465.78) virginia.201004 (432.08) arizona.201010 (393.56) virginia.201104 (393.40)
20Jim Elsner2130.54 virginia.201304 (538.32) eastcoast.201109 (405.86) virginia.201204 (398.51) usopen.201407 (394.36) virginia.201004 (393.49)
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 Taylor1942.09 virginia.201204 (465.78) virginia.201004 (393.49) virginia.201104 (378.87) usopen.201407 (374.86) virginia.201304 (329.09)
25Tomas Burvall1866.82 wfdf.201307 (644.09) swesommar.201008 (334.42) swehost.201309 (317.03) swelufs.201309 (289.30) swedisc.201208 (281.98)
26Randy Lahm1790.06
27Randy Aiu1779.16
28Sten Hermodsson1777.57
29Jon Freedman1719.43
30Mathias Franzen1692.08
31Stefan Andersson1688.57
32Fredrik Celinder1625.88
33John Elsner1612.47
34Hank Bass1576.59
35Richard Paschal1441.62
36Tim Mackey1424.12
37Jeff Woessner1420.27
38Mike Prost1401.37
39Bill Wright1380.37
40Stewart Hubbs1239.8
41Mike Beckmann1078.88
42Thomas Jonasson1070.72
43Blair Paulsen1064.18
44Mikael Zewgren1040.57
45Jim Herrick1020.24
46Ron Vingerelli997.75
47Nathan Joswiak990.92
48Jonathan Brandtberg962.69
49Jon Cohn958.88
50Ray Trevino936.89
51Peter Andrews932.43
52Gus Webb878.77
53Jonas Bengtsson846.07
54Sebastian Brandtberg797.64
55Tony Pellicane786.35
56Peter Henriksson779.77
57Chuck Richard749.99
58Arthur Coddington735.53
59Thomas Cole707.27
60Curtis Progl701.33
61Dan Roddick695.5
62Kirk Young678.13
63Eric Olsen656.99
64Jeff O'Brien624.49
65Aksel Finborud614.26
65Sune Wentzel614.26
67Fredrik Gustavsson604.5
68Mitchell Minford603.43
69Paul Brenner578.25
70Eric Wootten558.52
71Jake Gauthier555
72Scott Schmucker552.31
73Jason Koonts521.3
74Tom McMullen452.15
75Cotter Michaels447.47
76Jeff Shelton402.47
77Cade Loving397.51
78Al Bonopane380.63
79Jim Gaarder353.47
80John Greensage352.3
81Hunter Wootten323.74
82Jonas Karlsson300.53
83Ryan Olsen278.13
84Lori Daniels259.93
85Rick Williams253.97
86Paul Thompson250.2
87Greg Korth247.67
88Jens Velasquez225.33
89Robert McLeod213.74
90Ashton Lewis212.12
91Mattias Hultqvist210.52
92Spencer Herrick193.29
93Juliana Korver192.79
94Chris Voigt186.37
95Mary-Grace Sorrentino177.08
96Stephanie Chan157.28
97Toddy Brodeur157.12
98Gerry Geare156.09
99Leo Rohr152.61
99Glen Todd152.61
101Drew Magee140.63
102Martin Sillen140.19
102Conny Lindell140.19
104Tomas Olsson134.66
105Per Jonsson134.09
106Beth Verish133.16
107Jack Stanton131.65
108Johan Olsson127.34
109Par Persson124.28
110Doug Korns113.08
111Rick Sader109.97
112David Myers107.85
113Pete Fust107.58
114Raimo Kallio106.51
115Jay Pontier103.79
116Jeff Korns101.85
117Sten Sturefeldt99.26
118Gregg Hosfeld95.64
119Andy Lemann94.73
120Regina Olnils91.8
120Stina Burvall91.8
122Brad Allison90.11
123Scott Stagg87.78
124Kirk Yoo87.49
125Glen Whitlock85.01
126David Wiggins83.33
127Tobias Danielsson73.01
128Daniel Carlquist70.94
128Johan Rabell70.94
130Doug Kantor69.88
131Martin Nygren68.97
132Trey Hamlet62.75
133Chris Sieben62.52
134Tony Tomasino61.53
135Donnie Wallace58.88
136Graham Katz56.41
137Jasun Burdick54.83
138Nils von Segebaden48.51
139Tobias Cole48.26
140Johan Stensmar47.87
141Greg Marter46.41
142Daniel O'Neill45.79
142James Wiseman45.79
144Michael Conger44.51
145Kurt Lampkin42.48
146Fran Flores42.14
147Dave Sammy Neilson41.55
148John Titcomb40.98
149Tom Coffin40.45
150Jason Snapp40.16
151Rico Schneider38.58
151Brad Wendt38.58
153Jonathan37.99
153Dan Lustiger37.99
155Dave Kuettner35.61
156Fred Salaz32.37
156Jim Palmeri32.37
158Phillipp Ludwig29.11
158Markus Hein29.11
160Eric Prather26.3
161Diana Elsner26
162Josh Boyd24.64
163Bethany Sanchez23.91
164Naved Hasnain22.76
165Robert Leonard21.27
166Chris MacLeod20.49
167Tobi Burzan19.85
167Jan Schreck19.85
169Mikael Svensson18.01
169Thomas Svensson18.01
171Dan Lambeth Jr17.81
172Steve Dodge17.69
173Michael Toomes17.33
174Jan Bass15.99
175Jared Todd15.12
175Tyler Todd15.12
177Dave Bolyard13.55
177Deano Porter13.55
179Oscar Grundstrom13.35
179Mats Grundstrom13.35
181Lyle Jensen12.41
182Mike Norris12.26
183Mikael Hansson12.22
183Fredrik Bodell12.22
185Roger Cansler12.18
185James Proctor12.18
187Craig Osgood11.1
188Patrick O’Connor10.15
189Steve Dugan10.02
189Tom Kennedy10.02
191Evan McMullen10
192Kevin Tiernan9.75
192Mike Kolesar9.75
194Charles Robshaw9.5
194Robert Buzasy9.5
196Todd Walton8.53
196Pat Todd8.53
198John Laughlin8.26
198Josh Walton8.26
200Richard Koechlein7.28
201Alan Koechlein7.16
202Bianca Strunz7.15
202Kolja Hanemann7.15
202Freddy Finner7.15
205Terry Gallops6.93
206Gus Otto6.66
206Brian Gustafson6.66
208Curran McCrory6.58
209Evan Walbridge6.17
210Leonard Muise5.73
211Joe Harper5.2
211Shahid Islam5.2
213Jake Schultz4.99
213Mike Lofton4.99
215Maurice Cinquini4.6
216Torsten Baus4.47
217Niloofar Mossavarrahmani4.32
218Chris Ballard4.26
219Anneli Andre3.93
220Sean Ballard3.48
221Ze Luis2.96
222Jeff Palmeri2.92
222Kevin Palmeri2.92
224Chris Yeoman2.83
225Kevin Parkhurst2.27
225Noah Parker2.27
227Chris Byrnes1.68
228Naved Hosnain1.45
229Toddy Filbert0.93
229Corey Nill0.93
231Seth Smith0.79
232Dave Steger0.66
232Davis Johnson0.66
234Gohar Mossavarrahmani0.29
235Phil Cappa0.2
235Dan Bogan0.2
235Dale Crawford0.2
238Kalon Self0.18
238Ivan Radulovic0.18
240Robert Cooksey0.12
240Jonathan Kloke0.12
240Eduardo Suero0.12
240Mark Susi0.12
244Daniel Svensson0.1
244Susie Horn0.1
244Henrik Ryden0.1
244Wayne Biever0.1
248Wendy Chang0.09
248Stefan Sorne0.09
248Thomas Noetzel0.09
248Ian Elsner0.09
248Libby O'Neill0.09
248Dean Porter0.09
248Niklas Hoglund0.09
248Christoffer Haydt0.09
248Mike Norris0.09
248Ron Henson0.09
248Raoul Judel0.09
248Henrik Hagman0.09
248Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
248David Ewald0.09
262Andy Gabbard0.08
262Bill 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.