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 Damon3599.63 wfdf.201507 (784.18) usopen.201206 (745.47) usopen.201407 (715.03) wfdf.201307 (692.60) wfdf.201107 (662.35)
2Dave Hesselberth3528.7 wfdf.201507 (784.18) wfdf.201307 (755.40) usopen.201407 (715.03) usopen.201607 (641.24) usopen.201206 (632.85)
3Rick LeBeau3235.07 wfdf.201507 (723.06) wfdf.201107 (662.35) usopen.201407 (650.54) usopen.201206 (632.85) virginia.201204 (566.27)
4Harvey Brandt3219.29 wfdf.201307 (755.40) wfdf.201507 (723.06) eastcoast.201109 (639.01) virginia.201504 (556.21) wfdf.201107 (545.61)
5Cody Kirkland3216.68 usopen.201206 (745.47) virginia.201304 (684.89) eastcoast.201109 (639.01) wcddc.201111 (599.45) eastcoast.201209 (547.86)
6Sam Kaye2855.39 virginia.201504 (604.93) virginia.201304 (602.47) virginia.201404 (591.06) usopen.201607 (541.92) virginia.201604 (515.01)
7Chris Horn2725.17 virginia.201304 (684.89) virginia.201504 (556.21) usopen.201407 (509.19) virginia.201404 (505.01) usopen.201206 (469.87)
8Dieter Johansson2695.44 wfdf.201507 (623.22) eastcoast.201109 (558.61) swedisc.201208 (522.44) virginia.201204 (519.65) wfdf.201307 (471.52)
9Stefan Karlsson2670.9 wfdf.201507 (623.22) wfdf.201307 (617.09) sweden.201607 (486.16) sweden.201307 (485.37) sweden.201507 (459.06)
9Thomas Palmer2670.9 wfdf.201507 (623.22) wfdf.201307 (617.09) sweden.201607 (486.16) sweden.201307 (485.37) sweden.201507 (459.06)
11Scott Zimmerman2644.66 usopen.201407 (650.54) wfdf.201507 (563.46) tallahassee.201603 (526.30) virginia.201304 (464.03) eastcoast.201209 (440.33)
12Jim Elsner2597.72 virginia.201604 (598.88) virginia.201304 (579.40) wfdf.201507 (522.64) virginia.201504 (449.57) usopen.201407 (447.23)
13Johan Eriksson2530.92 wfdf.201307 (583.65) wfdf.201507 (522.64) swedisc.201208 (484.15) sweden.201307 (473.32) swehost.201209 (467.16)
14Niclas Bergehamn2486.04 wfdf.201507 (623.22) swedisc.201208 (522.44) wfdf.201307 (471.52) sweden.201407 (453.63) sweden.201307 (415.23)
15Thomas Lindell2442.95 wfdf.201307 (583.65) swedisc.201208 (484.15) sweden.201307 (473.32) swehost.201209 (467.16) swehost.201109 (434.67)
16Anders Johnsson2419.17 wfdf.201507 (592.96) wfdf.201307 (547.55) swesommar.201506 (439.68) swesommar.201308 (437.22) sweden.201407 (401.76)
17Drew Preiss2388.17 virginia.201304 (562.85) virginia.201204 (519.65) usopen.201407 (509.19) virginia.201504 (449.57) virginia.201404 (346.91)
18Jack Cooksey2369.14 virginia.201304 (562.85) usopen.201206 (469.87) usopen.201607 (467.36) wfdf.201507 (439.46) wfdf.201307 (429.60)
19Mark Horn2325.93 virginia.201304 (579.40) usopen.201607 (467.36) wfdf.201107 (456.90) wfdf.201507 (439.46) virginia.201404 (382.81)
20Randy Aiu2312.22 virginia.201204 (653.40) wfdf.201107 (456.90) tallahassee.201603 (433.35) arizona.201310 (412.00) virginia.201604 (356.57)
21Dave Taylor2296.64 wfdf.201507 (563.46) virginia.201204 (519.65) usopen.201407 (427.91) virginia.201504 (400.21) virginia.201604 (385.41)
22Stefan Palm2278.07 wfdf.201307 (594.72) swedisc.201208 (499.97) wfdf.201507 (485.54) sweden.201407 (350.42) sweden.201507 (347.42)
22Johan Josjo2278.07 wfdf.201307 (594.72) swedisc.201208 (499.97) wfdf.201507 (485.54) sweden.201407 (350.42) sweden.201507 (347.42)
24Tomas Burvall2277.45 wfdf.201307 (692.60) sweden.201607 (459.97) wfdf.201507 (399.38) swehost.201309 (371.68) swedisc.201208 (353.82)
25John Kirkland2274.98 wcddc.201111 (599.45) wfdf.201107 (456.90) wfdf.201307 (456.63) arizona.201210 (438.55) usopen.201206 (323.45)
26Mathias Franzen2271.66
27Fredrik Celinder2102.9
28Hank Bass2040.06
29Mike Prost2013.71
30John Elsner1861.09
31Jonathan Brandtberg1758.42
32Randy Lahm1714.62
33Sten Hermodsson1646.66
34Richard Paschal1606.05
35Thomas Cole1557.81
36Arthur Coddington1551.35
37Jon Freedman1538.58
38Stefan Andersson1516.11
39Mike Beckmann1480.74
40Ron Vingerelli1460.91
41Carlton Howard1440.08
42Peter Andrews1377.56
43Nathan Joswiak1371.25
44Thomas Jonasson1295.54
45Mikael Zewgren1256.77
46Cade Loving1242.77
47Gus Webb1144.51
48Sebastian Brandtberg1140.88
49Jason Koonts1103.73
50Tim Mackey1070.95
51Jeff Woessner1070.03
52Blair Paulsen1069.89
53Stewart Hubbs1035.74
54Jonas Bengtsson1018.96
55Peter Henriksson995.93
56Bill Wright985.76
57Chuck Richard912.91
58Jeff Shelton839.54
59Jasun Burdick814.92
60Fredrik Gustavsson798.14
61Jonas Karlsson746.01
62Jon Cohn711.12
63Paul Brenner673.8
64Mitchell Minford671.24
65Juliana Korver666.35
66Robert McLeod656.13
67Jake Gauthier624.12
68Aksel Finborud617.09
68Sune Wentzel617.09
70Beth Verish603.76
71Jeff O'Brien598.71
72Dan Roddick574.48
73Scott Schmucker570.34
74Fredrik Bodell566.84
75Tom McMullen542.34
76Eric Olsen536.69
77Mattias Hultqvist523.56
78Ray Trevino513.13
79Jim Herrick511.74
80Jim Gaarder434.94
81Eric Wootten434.17
82Hunter Wootten424.13
83Cotter Michaels403.43
84Kirk Young396.34
85Greg Korth386.42
86Ryan Olsen381.29
87Rick Williams378
88Tony Pellicane359.68
89Scott Stokely356.5
90Jens Velasquez340.5
91Stephanie Chan335.74
92Anton Kappling299.49
93Lori Daniels294.1
94Nils von Segebaden264.97
95Spencer Herrick258.58
96Curtis Progl258.47
97Ashton Lewis250.06
98Joakim Arveskar244.5
99Doug Korns236.71
100Jordan Huston226.92
101Chris Voigt220.56
102Paul Thompson208.89
103Toddy Brodeur202.37
104Andy Lemann187.29
105Thomas Olsson178.57
106Gerry Geare174.22
107Ivan Radulovic170.26
108Tobias Cole166.06
109Martin Sillen164.77
109Conny Lindell164.77
111Per Jonsson158.96
112Jack Stanton149.53
113Dave Bolyard145.49
114Charles Robshaw142.84
115Doug Kantor141.87
116David Myers128.83
117Glen Whitlock119.38
118Jeff Korns117.08
119Scott Stagg96.6
120Mikael Hansson90.87
121Leo Rohr84.78
122Glen Todd84.68
123Rico Schneider83.68
124Donnie Wallace79.81
125Sten Sturefelt77.71
126Trey Hamlet75.54
127Johan Stensmar75.37
128Martin Nygren69.95
129John Schiller69.42
130Daniel Carlquist68.46
130Johan Rabell68.46
132Michael Conger67.92
133Kirk Yoo67.41
134David Wiggins63.88
135Evan Walbridge62.12
136Par Persson61.33
137Jay Pontier59.89
138Tobias Danielsson56.59
139Graham Katz56.11
140Kurt Lampkin54.34
141Dean Porter53.3
142Dave Sammy Neilson51.65
143Daniel O'Neill51.19
143James Wiseman51.19
145Eric Prather43.93
146Bethany Sanchez43.19
147Jim Palmeri42.85
148Fredrik Hermodsson42.72
149Oscar Grundstrom42.54
149Mats Grundstrom42.54
151Diana Elsner42.13
152Henrik Wahlman41.78
153Chris Sieben39.98
154Brad Allison39.32
155Fred Salaz37.6
156Greg Marter37.42
157Tony Tomasino36.34
158Bob Cooksey35.75
159John Titcomb31.24
160Jonathan30.63
160Dan Lustiger30.63
162Ze Luis29.78
163Kevin Tiernan29.65
164Raimo Kallio25.03
165Dan Bogan24.85
166Shahid Islam23.98
167Phillipp Ludwig23.47
167Markus Hein23.47
169Rui Pires22.68
170Evan Walridge21.98
171Steve Dugan20.62
171Tom Kennedy20.62
173Mattias Sandqvist20.12
174Steve Dodge18.74
174Tom Coffin18.74
176Ryan Peterson18.55
177Jeff Freeman18.17
178Josh Boyd17.94
179Brad Wendt17.72
180Kurt Karlsson17.52
181Tobi Burzan16
181Jan Schreck16
183Mikael Svensson15.22
183Thomas Svensson15.22
185Jon Kilroy14.34
186Jason Snapp13.67
187Andy White13.38
188Curran McCrory13.08
189Jan Bass12.89
190Robert Leonard12.59
191Albin Lindblad12.46
191Fabian Lindblad12.46
193Chris MacLeod11.8
194Roger Cansler9.5
194James Proctor9.5
196Carl Richmond9.07
197Dan Lambeth Jr8.9
198Dave Steger7.94
199Robert Buzasy7.38
200Jeff Palmeri7.11
200Kevin Palmeri7.11
202Don Cain7.07
203Tyler Todd7.01
204Jared Todd6.91
205Ian Phillips6.58
206Patrick O’Connor6.57
207David Kieke6.56
208Todd Walton6.54
208Pat Todd6.54
210John Laughlin6.44
210Josh Walton6.44
212Mike Kolesar6.19
213Mike Norris6.07
214Drew Magee5.81
215Bianca Strunz5.76
215Kolja Hanemann5.76
215Freddy Finner5.76
218Anthony Newberry5.58
219Randy Lahm Jr5.51
220Dave Michels5.48
221Craig Osgood5.43
222Ethan Lahm5.39
223Chris Edwards5.25
224Joakim Kilby5.15
224Frida Hogberg5.15
226John Collins4.99
226Sam Poole4.99
228Anton Lindh4.95
229Leonard Muise4.76
230Joe Essman4.66
230Charlie Burke4.66
232Jaden Schneider4.45
233Takuemi Iwama4.13
233Yuta Saito4.13
235Jake Schultz3.89
235Mike Lofton3.89
237Maurice Cinquini3.84
238Geech Sorenson3.72
239Jan Sorensen3.61
239Petri Isola3.61
241Torsten Baus3.6
242Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.33
243Par Assargard3.18
243Michael Hu3.18
245Anneli Andre3.05
246Marc Petsotnik2.82
246Makki Hein2.82
248Ryan Hornickel2.69
249Steve Rieck2.54
249Dave Zouzounis2.54
251Tom Voight2.49
252Joe Harper2.33
253Naved Hosnain2.32
254Kevin Parkhurst1.77
254Noah Parker1.77
256Greg Maxwell1.69
257Chris Ballard1.58
258Terry Gallops1.55
259Davis Johnson1.36
260Karen Wendt1.22
261Sean Ballard0.95
262Seth Smith0.67
263Chris Yeoman0.43
264Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
265Carrie Miller0.18
266Etham Lahm0.12
266Jonathan Kloke0.12
266Eduardo Suero0.12
266Mark Susi0.12
270Phil Cappa0.1
270Daniel Svensson0.1
270Alan Koechlein0.1
270Paul Hobson0.1
270Craig Gangloff0.1
270Susie Horn0.1
270Henrik Ryden0.1
270Dale Crawford0.1
270Johans Stensmar0.1
270Richard Koechlein0.1
270Wayne Biever0.1
281Wendy Chang0.09
281Stefan Sorne0.09
281Thomas Noetzel0.09
281Kalon Self0.09
281Libby O'Neill0.09
281Mikael Lund0.09
281Shaggy Larsson0.09
281Wendy Chan0.09
281Christoffer Haydt0.09
281Rick Rysso0.09
281Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
281Raoul Judel0.09
281Henrik Hagman0.09
281Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
281Johan Olsson0.09
281David Ewald0.09
281Simon Hasselgren0.09
281Adam Perry0.09
299Andy Gabbard0.08
299Bill Dooley0.08
299Chris Pressley0.08
299Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1511.57 usopen.201407 (438.38) usopen.201206 (304.74) wfdf.201507 (269.58) wfdf.201107 (253.09) virginia.201604 (245.78)
2Lori Daniels988.02 usopen.201607 (276.38) wfdf.201107 (253.09) virginia.201304 (159.59) usopen.201407 (151.39) usopen.201206 (147.57)
3Stina Burvall772.4 usopen.201407 (594.95) wfdf.201107 (121.96) wfdf.201307 (55.49)
4Stephanie Chan761.46 usopen.201407 (329.90) usopen.201206 (304.74) arizona.201210 (126.60) wfdf.201107 (0.12) virginia.201604 (0.10)
5Juliana Korver752.06 wfdf.201507 (269.58) virginia.201604 (245.78) usopen.201407 (151.39) usopen.201607 (85.31)
6Tita Ugalde684.73 usopen.201407 (438.38) wfdf.201307 (135.70) wfdf.201507 (110.53) usopen.201206 (0.12)
7Regina Olnils650.44 usopen.201407 (594.95) wfdf.201307 (55.49)
8Bethany Sanchez629.55 wfdf.201107 (177.69) usopen.201206 (147.57) virginia.201204 (132.52) virginia.201304 (107.17) virginia.201604 (64.60)
9Diana Elsner606.28 usopen.201407 (329.90) usopen.201607 (276.38)
10Amanda Carreiro455.51 virginia.201604 (195.58) virginia.201304 (159.59) usopen.201407 (100.34)
11Liz Herrick195.58 virginia.201604 (195.58)
12Kaili Young177.69 wfdf.201107 (177.69)
13Ari Kloke121.96 wfdf.201107 (121.96)
14Julien Carreiro100.34 usopen.201407 (100.34)
15Susie Horn40.78 usopen.201407 (34.50) virginia.201204 (5.92) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
16Louie Cohn34.5 usopen.201407 (34.50)
17Gohar Mossavar Rahmani23.85 wfdf.201507 (23.73) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani23.85 wfdf.201507 (23.73) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
19Frida Hogberg23.73 wfdf.201507 (23.73)
19Anneli Andre23.73 wfdf.201507 (23.73)
21Maggie Johns12.74 virginia.201304 (12.74)
22Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
23Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
24Lisa Berman0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
24Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
24Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
24Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
28Terry Frank0.1
28Carrie Miller0.1

MASTER

1Conrad Damon89.72 wfdf.201107 (89.72)
1Rick LeBeau89.72 wfdf.201107 (89.72)
3Harvey Brandt74.76 wfdf.201107 (74.76)
3Dave Hesselberth74.76 wfdf.201107 (74.76)
5Mark Horn62.3 wfdf.201107 (62.30)
5Randy Aiu62.3 wfdf.201107 (62.30)
7Jack Cooksey51.92 wfdf.201107 (51.92)
7Jon Freedman51.92 wfdf.201107 (51.92)
9Jeff O'Brien43.27 wfdf.201107 (43.27)
9Kirk Young43.27 wfdf.201107 (43.27)
11John Elsner36.06 wfdf.201107 (36.06)
11Jim Elsner36.06 wfdf.201107 (36.06)
13Tomas Burvall30.05 wfdf.201107 (30.05)
13Dan Roddick30.05 wfdf.201107 (30.05)
15Jonas Bengtsson25.04 wfdf.201107 (25.04)
15Randy Lahm25.04 wfdf.201107 (25.04)
17Chuck Richard23.69 usopen.201206 (23.69)
18Tim Mackey20.87 wfdf.201107 (20.87)
18Bill Wright20.87 wfdf.201107 (20.87)
20Thomas Cole17.39 wfdf.201107 (17.39)
20Jeff Shelton17.39 wfdf.201107 (17.39)
22Rick Williams14.49 wfdf.201107 (14.49)
22Paul Thompson14.49 wfdf.201107 (14.49)
24Glen Whitlock12.08 wfdf.201107 (12.08)
24Kurt Lampkin12.08 wfdf.201107 (12.08)
26Jake Gauthier10.77
27Michael Conger8.71
27Dave Sammy Neilson8.71
29Jim Gaarder5.91
29Chris Sieben5.91
31Fred Salaz3.57
31Jim Palmeri3.57
33Doug Korns1.62
33John Titcomb1.62
35Steve Dugan0.12
35Dean Porter0.12
35Dave Bolyard0.12

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon238.43 wfdf.201107 (130.31) usopen.201206 (108.12)
2Dave Hesselberth187.23 wfdf.201107 (102.44) usopen.201206 (84.79)
3Rick LeBeau130.31 wfdf.201107 (130.31)
4John Elsner107.54 wfdf.201107 (59.85) usopen.201206 (47.69)
4Jim Elsner107.54 wfdf.201107 (59.85) usopen.201206 (47.69)
6Harvey Brandt102.44 wfdf.201107 (102.44)
7Mark Horn89.98 wfdf.201107 (89.98)
7Randy Aiu89.98 wfdf.201107 (89.98)
9Randy Lahm55.19 wfdf.201107 (47.59) usopen.201206 (7.60)
10Bill Wright54.49 wfdf.201107 (36.06) usopen.201206 (18.43)
11Jonas Bengtsson47.59 wfdf.201107 (47.59)
12Blair Paulsen40.21 usopen.201206 (40.21)
13Tim Mackey36.06 wfdf.201107 (36.06)
14Jon Freedman33.98 usopen.201206 (33.98)
15Rick Williams30.05 wfdf.201107 (30.05)
15Paul Thompson30.05 wfdf.201107 (30.05)
17Tony Pellicane28.79 usopen.201206 (28.79)
18Glen Whitlock21.67 wfdf.201107 (21.67)
18Kurt Lampkin21.67 wfdf.201107 (21.67)
20Jim Gaarder14.7 wfdf.201107 (14.70)
20Chris Sieben14.7 wfdf.201107 (14.70)
22Fred Salaz8.88 wfdf.201107 (8.88)
22Jim Palmeri8.88 wfdf.201107 (8.88)
24Ron Vingerelli4.59 usopen.201206 (4.59)
25Doug Korns4.04 wfdf.201107 (4.04)
25John Titcomb4.04 wfdf.201107 (4.04)
27Arthur Coddington2.09
28Dean Porter0.12
28Dave Bolyard0.12
28Thomas Cole0.12

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau74.49 usopen.201206 (74.49)
2Rick Williams66.8 wfdf.201107 (63.19) usopen.201206 (3.61)
3Paul Thompson63.19 wfdf.201107 (63.19)
4Harvey Brandt61.57 usopen.201206 (61.57)
5Mark Horn50.81 usopen.201206 (50.81)
6Jim Herrick41.83 usopen.201206 (41.83)
7Glen Whitlock38.19 wfdf.201107 (38.19)
7Kurt Lampkin38.19 wfdf.201107 (38.19)
9Dan Roddick34.36 usopen.201206 (34.36)
10Jeff Shelton28.13 usopen.201206 (28.13)
11Fred Salaz17.36 wfdf.201107 (17.36)
11Jim Palmeri17.36 wfdf.201107 (17.36)
13Jim Gaarder3.61 usopen.201206 (3.61)
14Doug Korns0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
14Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
14John Titcomb0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland12.92 usopen.201206 (12.92)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENMASTER

1Lori Daniels45.83 wfdf.201107 (45.83)
1Beth Verish45.83 wfdf.201107 (45.83)
3Bethany Sanchez20.83 wfdf.201107 (20.83)
3Kaili Young20.83 wfdf.201107 (20.83)
5Ari Kloke0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
5Stina Burvall0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish55.26 usopen.201206 (55.14) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
2Lori Daniels27.34 usopen.201206 (27.22) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
3Tita Ugalde16.45 usopen.201206 (16.45)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez12.92 usopen.201206 (12.92)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Conrad Damon210.71 wcddc.201111 (125.10) arizona.201210 (59.86) arizona.201510 (25.75)
2Beth Verish199.48 wcddc.201111 (125.10) arizona.201510 (74.38)
3Chris Horn120.1 wcddc.201111 (92.13) arizona.201210 (27.97)
4Juliana Korver113.13 arizona.201510 (113.13)
4Rick LeBeau113.13 arizona.201510 (113.13)
6Susie Horn92.23 wcddc.201111 (92.13) arizona.201210 (0.10)
7Lori Daniels79.9 arizona.201210 (59.86) wcddc.201111 (20.04)
8Harvey Brandt78.17 wcddc.201111 (78.17)
8Bethany Sanchez78.17 wcddc.201111 (78.17)
10Stephanie Chan75.7 wcddc.201111 (47.73) arizona.201210 (27.97)
11Arthur Coddington74.38 arizona.201510 (74.38)
12Jon Freedman47.83 wcddc.201111 (47.73) arizona.201510 (0.10)
13Tita Ugalde25.85 arizona.201510 (25.75) wcddc.201111 (0.10)
14Mark Horn20.14 wcddc.201111 (20.04) arizona.201210 (0.10)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Jeff Korns137.96 wfdf.201507 (89.67) usopen.201206 (48.29)
2Tobias Cole89.79 wfdf.201507 (89.67) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling48.67 wfdf.201507 (48.67)
3Anton Kappling48.67 wfdf.201507 (48.67)
5Albin Lindblad22.82 swehost.201209 (22.70) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson22.7 swehost.201209 (22.70)
7Fabian Lindblad0.21 wfdf.201507 (0.12) swehost.201209 (0.09)
8Curran McCrory0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
9Axel 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.