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 Damon3338.12 usopen.201206 (714.37) usopen.201407 (673.26) wfdf.201307 (663.21) wfdf.201107 (661.51) virginia.201204 (625.77)
2Cody Kirkland3208.73 usopen.201206 (714.37) arizona.201010 (671.22) virginia.201304 (634.30) wcddc.201111 (606.42) eastcoast.201109 (582.42)
3Dave Hesselberth3135.97 wfdf.201307 (706.06) usopen.201407 (673.26) usopen.201007 (593.21) usopen.201206 (589.36) virginia.201404 (574.08)
4Rick LeBeau3072.53 wfdf.201107 (661.51) arizona.201010 (611.97) virginia.201104 (610.25) usopen.201407 (599.44) usopen.201206 (589.36)
5Harvey Brandt3035.13 wfdf.201307 (706.06) arizona.201010 (611.97) usopen.201007 (593.21) eastcoast.201109 (582.42) wfdf.201107 (541.47)
6John Kirkland2497.8 arizona.201010 (671.22) wcddc.201111 (606.42) arizona.201210 (419.04) wfdf.201107 (407.96) wfdf.201307 (393.16)
7Stefan Karlsson2380.81 wfdf.201307 (631.82) sweden.201307 (499.16) swelufs.201309 (424.86) swelufs.201109 (412.84) sweuppsala.201306 (412.13)
7Thomas Palmer2380.81 wfdf.201307 (631.82) sweden.201307 (499.16) swelufs.201309 (424.86) swelufs.201109 (412.84) sweuppsala.201306 (412.13)
9Dieter Johansson2371.54 eastcoast.201109 (505.86) swedisc.201208 (491.66) virginia.201204 (478.97) sweden.201007 (453.17) sweden.201407 (441.88)
10Sam Kaye2354.4 virginia.201404 (574.08) virginia.201304 (569.99) usopen.201407 (449.12) usopen.201206 (418.89) eastcoast.201109 (342.32)
11Chris Horn2339.96 virginia.201304 (634.30) virginia.201404 (487.81) usopen.201407 (449.12) usopen.201206 (418.89) virginia.201204 (349.84)
12Jack Cooksey2262.75 virginia.201104 (610.25) virginia.201304 (520.93) usopen.201206 (418.89) arizona.201010 (358.19) usopen.201407 (354.49)
13Johan Eriksson2245.33 wfdf.201307 (563.27) sweden.201307 (461.42) swehost.201209 (434.04) swedisc.201208 (410.53) swehost.201109 (376.07)
13Thomas Lindell2245.33 wfdf.201307 (563.27) sweden.201307 (461.42) swehost.201209 (434.04) swedisc.201208 (410.53) swehost.201109 (376.07)
15Niclas Bergehamn2241.46 swedisc.201208 (491.66) sweden.201007 (453.17) sweden.201407 (441.88) arizona.201010 (428.64) wfdf.201307 (426.11)
16Mark Horn2237.08 virginia.201304 (553.62) eastcoast.201008 (486.01) wfdf.201107 (407.96) virginia.201104 (404.33) virginia.201404 (385.16)
17Drew Preiss2230.63 virginia.201304 (520.93) virginia.201204 (478.97) usopen.201407 (449.12) virginia.201004 (444.09) virginia.201404 (337.52)
18Scott Zimmerman2223.74 usopen.201407 (599.44) virginia.201304 (421.99) eastcoast.201209 (412.82) virginia.201104 (404.33) virginia.201404 (385.16)
19Carlton Howard2216.24 usopen.201007 (484.47) virginia.201204 (478.97) virginia.201004 (444.09) arizona.201010 (404.38) virginia.201104 (404.33)
20Jim Elsner2188.58 virginia.201304 (553.62) eastcoast.201109 (416.31) virginia.201204 (409.78) usopen.201407 (404.82) virginia.201004 (404.05)
21Stefan Palm2111.22 wfdf.201307 (606.50) swedisc.201208 (458.98) swecom.201005 (364.78) sweden.201007 (354.41) sweden.201407 (326.55)
21Johan Josjo2111.22 wfdf.201307 (606.50) swedisc.201208 (458.98) swecom.201005 (364.78) sweden.201007 (354.41) sweden.201407 (326.55)
23Anders Johnsson2094.67 wfdf.201307 (520.35) swesommar.201308 (417.86) sweden.201007 (399.50) sweden.201407 (388.23) swelufs.201309 (368.73)
24Dave Taylor1994.98 virginia.201204 (478.97) virginia.201004 (404.05) virginia.201104 (389.39) usopen.201407 (384.79) virginia.201304 (337.78)
25Tomas Burvall1922.61 wfdf.201307 (663.21) swesommar.201008 (344.24) swehost.201309 (326.57) swelufs.201309 (298.15) swedisc.201208 (290.44)
26Randy Lahm1839.41
27Randy Aiu1829.8
28Sten Hermodsson1829.7
29Jon Freedman1766.1
30Mathias Franzen1742.36
31Stefan Andersson1738.22
32Fredrik Celinder1673.81
33John Elsner1653.21
34Hank Bass1619.33
35Richard Paschal1480.76
36Tim Mackey1462.49
37Jeff Woessner1457.8
38Mike Prost1438.26
39Bill Wright1418.48
40Stewart Hubbs1273.43
41Mike Beckmann1109.95
42Thomas Jonasson1101.69
43Blair Paulsen1091.36
44Mikael Zewgren1069.97
45Jim Herrick1047.26
46Ron Vingerelli1025.31
47Nathan Joswiak1017.24
48Jonathan Brandtberg990.02
49Jon Cohn984.46
50Ray Trevino962.57
51Peter Andrews956.86
52Gus Webb901.71
53Jonas Bengtsson868.85
54Sebastian Brandtberg820.61
55Tony Pellicane807.09
56Peter Henriksson801.13
57Chuck Richard769.84
58Arthur Coddington755.6
59Thomas Cole725.59
60Curtis Progl719.86
61Dan Roddick713.05
62Kirk Young696.88
63Eric Olsen673.57
64Jeff O'Brien641.89
65Aksel Finborud631.82
65Sune Wentzel631.82
67Fredrik Gustavsson621.22
68Mitchell Minford618.59
69Paul Brenner593.28
70Eric Wootten572.99
71Jake Gauthier569.82
72Scott Schmucker567.04
73Jason Koonts534.72
74Tom McMullen464.49
75Cotter Michaels459.78
76Jeff Shelton412.6
77Cade Loving408.17
78Al Bonopane391.18
79Jim Gaarder362.38
80John Greensage360.77
81Hunter Wootten332
82Jonas Karlsson309.16
83Ryan Olsen285.22
84Lori Daniels266.43
85Rick Williams259.61
86Paul Thompson255.95
87Greg Korth254.31
88Jens Velasquez231.26
89Robert McLeod218.85
90Ashton Lewis217.77
91Mattias Hultqvist216.25
92Spencer Herrick198.02
93Juliana Korver197.6
94Chris Voigt190.48
95Mary-Grace Sorrentino181.52
96Toddy Brodeur161.59
97Stephanie Chan160.95
98Gerry Geare159.77
99Leo Rohr156.9
99Glen Todd156.9
101Drew Magee144.2
102Martin Sillen143.87
102Conny Lindell143.87
104Tomas Olsson138.39
105Per Jonsson137.71
106Beth Verish137.02
107Jack Stanton134.87
108Johan Olsson130.74
109Par Persson127.19
110Doug Korns115.58
111Rick Sader112.87
112David Myers110.29
113Pete Fust110.06
114Raimo Kallio109.05
115Jay Pontier106.12
116Jeff Korns104.23
117Sten Sturefeldt102.07
118Gregg Hosfeld98.22
119Andy Lemann97.13
120Regina Olnils94.02
120Stina Burvall94.02
122Brad Allison91.79
123Scott Stagg90.12
124Kirk Yoo89.69
125Glen Whitlock87.15
126David Wiggins85.41
127Tobias Danielsson75.1
128Daniel Carlquist72.7
128Johan Rabell72.7
130Doug Kantor71.42
131Martin Nygren71.1
132Trey Hamlet64.1
133Chris Sieben63.73
134Tony Tomasino62.79
135Donnie Wallace60.52
136Graham Katz57.53
137Jasun Burdick56
138Nils von Segebaden50.03
139Tobias Cole49.33
140Johan Stensmar49.26
141Greg Marter47.86
142Daniel O'Neill46.9
142James Wiseman46.9
144Michael Conger45.5
145Kurt Lampkin43.42
146Fran Flores43.07
147Dave Sammy Neilson42.46
148John Titcomb41.88
149Tom Coffin41.37
150Jason Snapp40.93
151Rico Schneider39.3
151Brad Wendt39.3
153Jonathan39.18
153Dan Lustiger39.18
155Dave Kuettner36.3
156Fred Salaz32.98
156Jim Palmeri32.98
158Phillipp Ludwig30.02
158Markus Hein30.02
160Eric Prather27.06
161Diana Elsner26.72
162Josh Boyd25.18
163Bethany Sanchez24.62
164Naved Hasnain23.24
165Robert Leonard21.69
166Chris MacLeod20.96
167Tobi Burzan20.47
167Jan Schreck20.47
169Mikael Svensson18.53
169Thomas Svensson18.53
171Steve Dodge18.13
172Dan Lambeth Jr18.1
173Michael Toomes17.56
174Jan Bass16.49
175Jared Todd15.54
175Tyler Todd15.54
177Dave Bolyard13.88
177Deano Porter13.88
179Oscar Grundstrom13.67
179Mats Grundstrom13.67
181Roger Cansler12.59
181James Proctor12.59
183Lyle Jensen12.57
184Mikael Hansson12.5
184Mike Norris12.5
184Fredrik Bodell12.5
187Craig Osgood11.27
188Patrick O’Connor10.39
189Steve Dugan10.32
189Tom Kennedy10.32
191Evan McMullen10.18
192Kevin Tiernan10.03
193Mike Kolesar9.93
194Robert Buzasy9.82
195Charles Robshaw9.77
196Todd Walton8.75
196Pat Todd8.75
198John Laughlin8.54
198Josh Walton8.54
200Richard Koechlein7.49
201Bianca Strunz7.37
201Kolja Hanemann7.37
201Alan Koechlein7.37
201Freddy Finner7.37
205Terry Gallops7.03
206Curran McCrory6.78
207Gus Otto6.77
207Brian Gustafson6.77
209Evan Walbridge6.36
210Leonard Muise5.84
211Shahid Islam5.33
212Joe Harper5.31
213Jake Schultz5.16
213Mike Lofton5.16
215Maurice Cinquini4.68
216Torsten Baus4.61
217Niloofar Mossavarrahmani4.45
218Chris Ballard4.34
219Anneli Andre4.06
220Sean Ballard3.54
221Ze Luis3.04
222Jeff Palmeri3
222Kevin Palmeri3
224Chris Yeoman2.86
225Kevin Parkhurst2.35
225Noah Parker2.35
227Chris Byrnes1.69
228Naved Hosnain1.5
229Toddy Filbert0.93
229Corey Nill0.93
231Seth Smith0.81
232Dave Steger0.68
232Davis Johnson0.68
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 Verish1275.97 usopen.201407 (340.15) usopen.201206 (312.20) wfdf.201107 (291.09) virginia.201004 (183.52) wfdf.201307 (149.01)
2Lori Daniels909.43 wfdf.201107 (291.09) usopen.201206 (163.44) virginia.201304 (158.17) usopen.201007 (149.73) arizona.201010 (147.00)
3Stephanie Chan812.06 usopen.201206 (312.20) usopen.201407 (239.78) arizona.201010 (147.00) arizona.201210 (112.96) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
4Bethany Sanchez770.24 wfdf.201107 (206.99) usopen.201206 (163.44) usopen.201007 (149.73) virginia.201204 (133.65) virginia.201004 (116.43)
5Tita Ugalde672.8 usopen.201407 (340.15) virginia.201004 (183.52) wfdf.201307 (149.01) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Stina Burvall645.3 usopen.201407 (483.20) wfdf.201107 (130.97) wfdf.201307 (31.04) swecom.201005 (0.09)
7Regina Olnils514.33 usopen.201407 (483.20) wfdf.201307 (31.04) swecom.201005 (0.09)
8Amanda Carreiro358.62 virginia.201304 (158.17) virginia.201104 (107.12) usopen.201407 (93.33)
9Diana Elsner287.51 usopen.201407 (239.78) arizona.201010 (47.73)
10Kaili Young206.99 wfdf.201107 (206.99)
11Juliana Korver145.79 usopen.201407 (145.79)
12Ari Kloke130.97 wfdf.201107 (130.97)
13Mandy Carreiro116.43 virginia.201004 (116.43)
14Julien Carreiro93.33 usopen.201407 (93.33)
15Terry Frank40 virginia.201004 (30.51) virginia.201104 (9.39) virginia.201204 (0.10)
16Susie Horn39.22 virginia.201204 (20.68) usopen.201407 (18.18) usopen.201206 (0.12) wfdf.201107 (0.12) usopen.201007 (0.12)
17Louie Cohn18.28 usopen.201407 (18.18) virginia.201004 (0.10)
18Maggie Johns15.53 virginia.201304 (15.53)
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 Damon109.54 wfdf.201107 (109.54)
1Rick LeBeau109.54 wfdf.201107 (109.54)
3Harvey Brandt94.34 wfdf.201107 (94.34)
3Dave Hesselberth94.34 wfdf.201107 (94.34)
5Mark Horn81.67 wfdf.201107 (81.67)
5Randy Aiu81.67 wfdf.201107 (81.67)
7Jack Cooksey71.11 wfdf.201107 (71.11)
7Jon Freedman71.11 wfdf.201107 (71.11)
9Jeff O'Brien62.31 wfdf.201107 (62.31)
9Kirk Young62.31 wfdf.201107 (62.31)
11John Elsner54.45 wfdf.201107 (54.45)
11Jim Elsner54.45 wfdf.201107 (54.45)
13Tomas Burvall47.9 wfdf.201107 (47.90)
13Dan Roddick47.9 wfdf.201107 (47.90)
15Jonas Bengtsson42.44 wfdf.201107 (42.44)
15Randy Lahm42.44 wfdf.201107 (42.44)
17Tim Mackey37.89 wfdf.201107 (37.89)
17Bill Wright37.89 wfdf.201107 (37.89)
19Thomas Cole31.58 wfdf.201107 (18.95) usopen.201007 (12.63)
20Chuck Richard28.27 usopen.201206 (28.27)
21Jeff Shelton18.95 wfdf.201107 (18.95)
22Rick Williams15.79 wfdf.201107 (15.79)
22Paul Thompson15.79 wfdf.201107 (15.79)
24Glen Whitlock13.16 wfdf.201107 (13.16)
24Kurt Lampkin13.16 wfdf.201107 (13.16)
26Jake Gauthier12.85
27Michael Conger9.49
27Dave Sammy Neilson9.49
29Jim Gaarder6.44
29Chris Sieben6.44
31Fred Salaz3.89
31Jim Palmeri3.89
33Doug Korns1.77
33John Titcomb1.77
35Steve Dugan0.12
35Rico Schneider0.12
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon435.76 wfdf.201107 (186.06) usopen.201206 (154.59) usopen.201007 (95.11)
2Dave Hesselberth386.5 usopen.201007 (147.46) wfdf.201107 (126.16) usopen.201206 (112.88)
3Harvey Brandt273.62 usopen.201007 (147.46) wfdf.201107 (126.16)
4John Elsner192.23 wfdf.201107 (73.33) usopen.201206 (61.63) usopen.201007 (57.27)
5Rick LeBeau186.06 wfdf.201107 (186.06)
6Jim Elsner134.96 wfdf.201107 (73.33) usopen.201206 (61.63)
7Mark Horn114.54 wfdf.201107 (114.54)
7Randy Aiu114.54 wfdf.201107 (114.54)
9Carlton Howard95.11 usopen.201007 (95.11)
10Scott Zimmerman87.28 usopen.201007 (87.28)
11Blair Paulsen81.57 usopen.201206 (46.62) usopen.201007 (34.95)
12Randy Lahm70.06 wfdf.201107 (60.99) usopen.201206 (9.07)
13Bill Wright69.21 wfdf.201107 (47.96) usopen.201206 (21.25)
14Jonas Bengtsson60.99 wfdf.201107 (60.99)
15Jack Cooksey49.96 usopen.201007 (49.96)
16Tim Mackey47.96 wfdf.201107 (47.96)
17Rick Williams41.41 wfdf.201107 (41.41)
17Paul Thompson41.41 wfdf.201107 (41.41)
19Jon Freedman39.18 usopen.201206 (39.18)
20Chris Sieben33.27 wfdf.201107 (18.47) usopen.201007 (14.80)
21Tony Pellicane32.99 usopen.201206 (32.99)
22Glen Whitlock32.29 wfdf.201107 (32.29)
22Kurt Lampkin32.29 wfdf.201107 (32.29)
24Jeff Shelton29.88 usopen.201007 (29.88)
25Brad Wendt25.65 usopen.201007 (25.65)
26Jim Gaarder24.09
27Dave Kuettner14.8
28Fred Salaz9.8
29Jim Palmeri9.68
30Brian Gustafson5.62
31Ron Vingerelli5.48
32Doug Korns4.4
32John Titcomb4.4
34Arthur Coddington2.49
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Thomas Cole0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Mark Horn242.91 usopen.201007 (156.70) usopen.201206 (86.21)
2Jim Herrick186.88 usopen.201007 (121.90) usopen.201206 (64.98)
3Dan Roddick167.44 usopen.201007 (121.90) usopen.201206 (45.54)
4Paul Thompson167.17 usopen.201007 (84.62) wfdf.201107 (82.55)
5John Kirkland156.7 usopen.201007 (156.70)
6Rick Williams143.35 wfdf.201107 (82.55) usopen.201007 (56.50) usopen.201206 (4.30)
7Rick LeBeau128.37 usopen.201206 (128.37)
8Tim Mackey115.58 usopen.201007 (115.58)
9Harvey Brandt112.95 usopen.201206 (112.95)
10Pete Fust84.62 usopen.201007 (84.62)
11Glen Whitlock55.3 wfdf.201107 (55.30)
11Kurt Lampkin55.3 wfdf.201107 (55.30)
13Jeff Shelton38.1 usopen.201206 (38.10)
14Jim Palmeri37.39 wfdf.201107 (29.07) usopen.201007 (8.32)
15Fred Salaz29.07 wfdf.201107 (29.07)
16Doug Korns27.55 usopen.201007 (27.43) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
16John Titcomb27.55 usopen.201007 (27.43) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
18Lyle Jensen23.2 usopen.201007 (23.20)
19Jim Gaarder4.3 usopen.201206 (4.30)
20Gus Otto2.45 usopen.201007 (2.45)
20Brian Gustafson2.45 usopen.201007 (2.45)
22Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
22Richard Koechlein0.12 usopen.201007 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland15.42 usopen.201206 (15.42)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENMASTER

1Lori Daniels49.96 wfdf.201107 (49.96)
1Beth Verish49.96 wfdf.201107 (49.96)
3Bethany Sanchez22.71 wfdf.201107 (22.71)
3Kaili Young22.71 wfdf.201107 (22.71)
5Ari Kloke0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
5Stina Burvall0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish64.37 usopen.201206 (64.25) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
2Lori Daniels32.6 usopen.201206 (32.48) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
3Tita Ugalde19.63 usopen.201206 (19.63)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez15.42 usopen.201206 (15.42)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Beth Verish281.93 wcddc.201111 (153.50) arizona.201010 (128.43)
2Conrad Damon246.21 wcddc.201111 (153.50) arizona.201210 (92.71)
3Susie Horn184.65 wcddc.201111 (106.17) arizona.201010 (78.38) arizona.201210 (0.10)
4Chris Horn156.23 wcddc.201111 (106.17) arizona.201210 (50.06)
5Lori Daniels135.68 arizona.201210 (92.71) arizona.201010 (33.85) wcddc.201111 (9.12)
6Ron Vingerelli128.43 arizona.201010 (128.43)
7Stephanie Chan106.73 wcddc.201111 (56.57) arizona.201210 (50.06) arizona.201010 (0.10)
8Harvey Brandt90.41 wcddc.201111 (90.41)
8Bethany Sanchez90.41 wcddc.201111 (90.41)
10Mark Horn87.6 arizona.201010 (78.38) wcddc.201111 (9.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
11Rick Lebeau64.18 arizona.201010 (64.18)
11Diane Harris64.18 arizona.201010 (64.18)
13Jon Freedman56.67 wcddc.201111 (56.57) arizona.201010 (0.10)
14Tony Pellicane33.85 arizona.201010 (33.85)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Tita Ugalde0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Cody Kirkland41.65 usopen.201007 (41.65)
2Spencer Herrick29.02 usopen.201007 (29.02)
3Jeff Korns28.39 usopen.201206 (28.27) usopen.201007 (0.12)
4Albin Lindblad12.04 swehost.201209 (12.04)
4Emanuel Karlsson12.04 swehost.201209 (12.04)
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.