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 Damon3377.46 wfdf.201507 (743.46) usopen.201206 (684.98) usopen.201407 (682.01) wfdf.201307 (647.44) virginia.201204 (619.57)
2Dave Hesselberth3273.47 wfdf.201507 (743.46) wfdf.201307 (706.34) usopen.201407 (682.01) usopen.201206 (583.01) virginia.201404 (558.65)
3Cody Kirkland3054.42 usopen.201206 (684.98) virginia.201304 (654.96) eastcoast.201109 (619.34) wcddc.201111 (573.68) eastcoast.201209 (521.46)
4Rick LeBeau3035.12 wfdf.201507 (683.71) usopen.201407 (613.09) wfdf.201107 (612.49) usopen.201206 (583.01) virginia.201204 (542.82)
5Harvey Brandt3024.13 wfdf.201307 (706.34) wfdf.201507 (683.71) eastcoast.201109 (619.34) virginia.201504 (514.67) wfdf.201107 (500.07)
6Sam Kaye2680.08 virginia.201304 (577.60) virginia.201504 (576.42) virginia.201404 (558.65) virginia.201604 (502.44) usopen.201407 (464.97)
7Dieter Johansson2542.01 wfdf.201507 (592.62) eastcoast.201109 (545.60) virginia.201204 (495.31) swedisc.201208 (474.56) sweden.201407 (433.92)
8Chris Horn2516.48 virginia.201304 (654.96) virginia.201504 (514.67) virginia.201404 (474.09) usopen.201407 (464.97) virginia.201604 (407.79)
9Stefan Karlsson2514.36 wfdf.201307 (597.69) wfdf.201507 (592.62) sweden.201307 (466.43) sweden.201507 (449.69) sweuppsala.201306 (407.93)
9Thomas Palmer2514.36 wfdf.201307 (597.69) wfdf.201507 (592.62) sweden.201307 (466.43) sweden.201507 (449.69) sweuppsala.201306 (407.93)
11Scott Zimmerman2492.32 usopen.201407 (613.09) wfdf.201507 (506.55) tallahassee.201603 (504.11) virginia.201304 (449.86) eastcoast.201209 (418.71)
12Jim Elsner2433.05 virginia.201604 (575.29) virginia.201304 (552.43) wfdf.201507 (454.67) eastcoast.201109 (435.67) virginia.201504 (414.99)
13Niclas Bergehamn2305.13 wfdf.201507 (592.62) swedisc.201208 (474.56) sweden.201407 (433.92) wfdf.201307 (432.39) sweden.201307 (371.64)
14Johan Eriksson2285.58 wfdf.201307 (552.97) wfdf.201507 (454.67) sweden.201307 (440.62) swedisc.201208 (420.35) swehost.201209 (416.97)
15Anders Johnsson2257.66 wfdf.201507 (546.56) wfdf.201307 (518.34) swesommar.201506 (411.95) swesommar.201308 (404.94) sweden.201407 (375.87)
16Drew Preiss2254.13 virginia.201304 (542.30) virginia.201204 (495.31) usopen.201407 (464.97) virginia.201504 (414.99) virginia.201404 (336.56)
17Thomas Lindell2220.14 wfdf.201307 (552.97) sweden.201307 (440.62) swedisc.201208 (420.35) swehost.201209 (416.97) swehost.201109 (389.23)
18Randy Aiu2141.83 virginia.201204 (619.57) tallahassee.201603 (416.58) arizona.201310 (398.48) wfdf.201107 (384.60) virginia.201604 (322.60)
19Mathias Franzen2113.99 wfdf.201507 (546.56) swesommar.201506 (411.95) swesommar.201308 (404.94) sweden.201407 (375.87) sweden.201507 (374.67)
20Dave Taylor2108.74 wfdf.201507 (506.55) virginia.201204 (495.31) usopen.201407 (385.37) virginia.201504 (363.35) virginia.201604 (358.16)
21Stefan Palm2086.88 wfdf.201307 (577.12) swedisc.201208 (451.87) wfdf.201507 (410.40) sweden.201507 (324.03) sweden.201407 (323.46)
21Johan Josjo2086.88 wfdf.201307 (577.12) swedisc.201208 (451.87) wfdf.201507 (410.40) sweden.201507 (324.03) sweden.201407 (323.46)
23Jack Cooksey2085.17 virginia.201304 (542.30) usopen.201206 (405.42) wfdf.201307 (390.58) wfdf.201507 (380.81) usopen.201407 (366.06)
24Mark Horn2043.07 virginia.201304 (552.43) wfdf.201107 (384.60) wfdf.201507 (380.81) virginia.201404 (370.21) virginia.201204 (355.02)
25John Kirkland2018.57 wcddc.201111 (573.68) wfdf.201307 (411.45) arizona.201210 (389.14) wfdf.201107 (384.60) usopen.201206 (259.70)
26Tomas Burvall1951.84
27Mike Prost1930.59
28Hank Bass1911.77
29Fredrik Celinder1786.69
30John Elsner1637
31Randy Lahm1578.92
32Sten Hermodsson1565.02
33Jonathan Brandtberg1546.38
34Richard Paschal1508.03
35Stefan Andersson1434.37
36Carlton Howard1410.92
37Arthur Coddington1363.2
38Jon Freedman1361.49
39Mike Beckmann1312.76
40Peter Andrews1273.06
41Nathan Joswiak1253.64
42Cade Loving1197.29
43Gus Webb1092.25
44Thomas Cole1058.73
45Jeff Woessner1031.22
46Thomas Jonasson1015.46
47Sebastian Brandtberg1008.27
48Stewart Hubbs998.3
49Mikael Zewgren995.82
50Tim Mackey980.4
51Jason Koonts970.82
52Ron Vingerelli914.67
53Jonas Bengtsson835.49
54Peter Henriksson809.03
55Blair Paulsen789.58
56Bill Wright781.7
57Jasun Burdick771.55
58Chuck Richard752.75
59Jeff Shelton722.05
60Fredrik Gustavsson693.5
61Jon Cohn642.12
62Jonas Karlsson639.33
63Mitchell Minford613.87
64Juliana Korver612.58
65Paul Brenner607.45
66Aksel Finborud597.69
66Sune Wentzel597.69
68Beth Verish567.1
69Jake Gauthier564.99
70Scott Schmucker563.47
71Robert McLeod547.44
72Tom McMullen531.32
73Jeff O'Brien501
74Dan Roddick460.03
75Ray Trevino457.75
76Mattias Hultqvist456.11
77Eric Olsen450.95
78Jim Gaarder385.19
79Cotter Michaels368.03
80Fredrik Bodell365.03
81Eric Wootten360.97
82Hunter Wootten360.2
83Greg Korth350.64
84Jim Herrick344.74
85Ryan Olsen339.34
86Kirk Young328.46
87Scott Stokely318.62
88Jens Velasquez304.89
89Rick Williams293.45
90Tony Pellicane292.99
91Stephanie Chan290.21
92Lori Daniels283.52
93Curtis Progl253.12
94Ashton Lewis246.7
95Joakim Arveskar244.12
96Anton Kappling239.22
97Jordan Huston221.05
98Nils von Segebaden208.34
99Doug Korns190.38
100Toddy Brodeur172.54
101Andy Lemann171.85
102Chris Voigt166.49
103Gerry Geare148.38
104Spencer Herrick147.87
105Martin Sillen144.25
105Conny Lindell144.25
107Ivan Radulovic140.5
108Per Jonsson139.15
109Charles Robshaw136.08
110Thomas Olsson135.87
111Paul Thompson134.9
112Jack Stanton134.56
113Par Persson126.86
114Doug Kantor126.22
115Dave Bolyard124.19
116Tobias Cole109.06
117David Myers98.17
118Jeff Korns94.08
119Scott Stagg92.72
120Raimo Kallio87.92
121Glen Whitlock85.18
122Rico Schneider82.83
123Sten Sturefelt76.12
124Mikael Hansson73.11
125Leo Rohr72.14
126Glen Todd72.04
127Donnie Wallace71.78
128Kirk Yoo68.9
129Martin Nygren68.16
130Trey Hamlet67.83
131David Wiggins65.31
132Daniel Carlquist63.44
132Johan Rabell63.44
134Jay Pontier61.29
135Johan Stensmar60.07
136John Schiller58.91
137Tobias Danielsson52.87
138Graham Katz48.77
139Diana Elsner43.46
140Fredrik Hermodsson42.35
141Michael Conger41.09
142Brad Allison39.84
143Eric Prather38.92
144Daniel O'Neill38.53
144James Wiseman38.53
146Kurt Lampkin38.4
147Greg Marter38.29
148Dave Sammy Neilson37.49
149Tony Tomasino36.86
150Bethany Sanchez34.29
151Bob Cooksey33.26
152Henrik Wahlman32.49
153Jonathan31.34
153Dan Lustiger31.34
155Kevin Tiernan28.23
156Chris Sieben27.05
157Fred Salaz26.29
157Jim Palmeri26.29
159Dan Bogan25.66
160Phillipp Ludwig24.02
160Markus Hein24.02
162Oscar Grundstrom23.51
162Mats Grundstrom23.51
164Ze Luis22.15
165Evan Walridge21.72
166John Titcomb21.25
167Mattias Sandqvist20.79
168Ryan Peterson19.16
169Shahid Islam18.99
170Rui Pires18.55
171Mikael Svensson18.45
171Thomas Svensson18.45
173Brad Wendt18.29
174Josh Boyd18.22
175Kurt Karlsson18.11
176Tobi Burzan16.37
176Jan Schreck16.37
178Steve Dodge15.69
178Tom Coffin15.69
180Jon Kilroy14.81
181Deano Porter14.21
182Jason Snapp13.94
183Andy White13.82
184Steve Dugan13.24
184Tom Kennedy13.24
186Jan Bass13.19
187Albin Lindblad12.88
187Fabian Lindblad12.88
189Robert Leonard12.75
190Chris MacLeod12.03
191Roger Cansler9.78
191James Proctor9.78
193Carl Richmond9.37
194Curran McCrory9.2
195Dan Lambeth Jr8.97
196Robert Buzasy7.6
197Tyler Todd7.19
198Dave Steger7.17
199Jared Todd7.09
200David Kieke6.77
201Todd Walton6.72
201Pat Todd6.72
203Patrick O’Connor6.69
204John Laughlin6.63
204Josh Walton6.63
206Don Cain6.29
207Mike Kolesar6.24
208Evan Walbridge6.19
209Mike Norris6.18
210Bianca Strunz5.9
210Kolja Hanemann5.9
210Freddy Finner5.9
213Drew Magee5.89
214Ian Phillips5.77
215Anthony Newberry5.74
216Dave Michels5.66
217Ethan Lahm5.52
217Randy Lahm Jr5.52
219Craig Osgood5.51
220Joakim Kilby5.32
220Frida Hogberg5.32
222John Collins5.1
222Sam Poole5.1
224Anton Lindh4.96
225Joe Essman4.76
225Charlie Burke4.76
227Jaden Schneider4.59
228Takuemi Iwama4.22
228Yuta Saito4.22
230Jake Schultz4.01
230Mike Lofton4.01
232Leonard Muise3.89
233Geech Sorenson3.84
234Jan Sorensen3.69
234Petri Isola3.69
236Torsten Baus3.68
237Jeff Palmeri3.6
237Kevin Palmeri3.6
239Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.52
240Par Assargard3.25
240Michael Hu3.25
242Anneli Andre3.14
243Maurice Cinquini2.96
244Marc Petsotnik2.88
244Makki Hein2.88
246Ryan Hornickel2.78
247Tom Voight2.57
248Joe Harper2.39
248Naved Hosnain2.39
250Kevin Parkhurst1.82
250Noah Parker1.82
252Greg Maxwell1.75
253Chris Ballard1.62
254Terry Gallops1.58
255Davis Johnson1.4
256Karen Wendt1.26
257Sean Ballard0.98
258Seth Smith0.68
259Chris Yeoman0.44
260Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
261Johan Olsson0.19
262Carrie Miller0.18
263Jonathan Kloke0.12
263Eduardo Suero0.12
263Mark Susi0.12
266Phil Cappa0.1
266Daniel Svensson0.1
266Alan Koechlein0.1
266Paul Hobson0.1
266Craig Gangloff0.1
266Susie Horn0.1
266Henrik Ryden0.1
266Dale Crawford0.1
266Richard Koechlein0.1
266Wayne Biever0.1
276Wendy Chang0.09
276Stefan Sorne0.09
276Thomas Noetzel0.09
276Kalon Self0.09
276Libby O'Neill0.09
276Mikael Lund0.09
276Shaggy Larsson0.09
276Wendy Chan0.09
276Christoffer Haydt0.09
276Rick Rysso0.09
276Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
276Raoul Judel0.09
276Henrik Hagman0.09
276Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
276David Ewald0.09
276Simon Hasselgren0.09
276Adam Perry0.09
293Andy Gabbard0.08
293Bill Dooley0.08
293Chris Pressley0.08
293Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1359.91 usopen.201407 (340.41) usopen.201206 (279.93) wfdf.201507 (258.78) wfdf.201107 (244.45) virginia.201604 (236.34)
2Lori Daniels771.98 wfdf.201107 (244.45) virginia.201304 (155.14) usopen.201206 (137.68) usopen.201407 (120.73) wfdf.201507 (113.98)
3Stina Burvall661.26 usopen.201407 (492.90) wfdf.201107 (111.26) wfdf.201307 (57.10)
4Stephanie Chan643.63 usopen.201206 (279.93) usopen.201407 (260.20) arizona.201210 (103.28) wfdf.201107 (0.12) virginia.201604 (0.10)
5Juliana Korver615.85 wfdf.201507 (258.78) virginia.201604 (236.34) usopen.201407 (120.73)
6Tita Ugalde593.77 usopen.201407 (340.41) wfdf.201307 (139.26) wfdf.201507 (113.98) usopen.201206 (0.12)
7Bethany Sanchez582.84 wfdf.201107 (167.98) usopen.201206 (137.68) virginia.201204 (109.27) virginia.201304 (101.85) virginia.201604 (66.06)
8Regina Olnils550 usopen.201407 (492.90) wfdf.201307 (57.10)
9Amanda Carreiro407.91 virginia.201604 (184.60) virginia.201304 (155.14) usopen.201407 (68.17)
10Diana Elsner260.2 usopen.201407 (260.20)
11Liz Herrick184.6 virginia.201604 (184.60)
12Kaili Young167.98 wfdf.201107 (167.98)
13Ari Kloke111.26 wfdf.201107 (111.26)
14Julien Carreiro68.17 usopen.201407 (68.17)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani24.63 wfdf.201507 (24.51) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani24.63 wfdf.201507 (24.51) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg24.51 wfdf.201507 (24.51)
17Anneli Andre24.51 wfdf.201507 (24.51)
19Susie Horn20.4 usopen.201407 (14.08) virginia.201204 (5.98) usopen.201206 (0.12) wfdf.201107 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
20Louie Cohn14.08 usopen.201407 (14.08)
21Maggie Johns12.94 virginia.201304 (12.94)
22Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
23Lisa Berman0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
23Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
23Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
23Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
23Mindy Ahler0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
28Terry Frank0.1
28Carrie Miller0.1

MASTER

1Conrad Damon89.82 wfdf.201107 (89.82)
1Rick LeBeau89.82 wfdf.201107 (89.82)
3Harvey Brandt74.85 wfdf.201107 (74.85)
3Dave Hesselberth74.85 wfdf.201107 (74.85)
5Mark Horn62.37 wfdf.201107 (62.37)
5Randy Aiu62.37 wfdf.201107 (62.37)
7Jack Cooksey51.98 wfdf.201107 (51.98)
7Jon Freedman51.98 wfdf.201107 (51.98)
9Jeff O'Brien43.32 wfdf.201107 (43.32)
9Kirk Young43.32 wfdf.201107 (43.32)
11John Elsner36.1 wfdf.201107 (36.10)
11Jim Elsner36.1 wfdf.201107 (36.10)
13Tomas Burvall30.08 wfdf.201107 (30.08)
13Dan Roddick30.08 wfdf.201107 (30.08)
15Jonas Bengtsson25.07 wfdf.201107 (25.07)
15Randy Lahm25.07 wfdf.201107 (25.07)
17Chuck Richard23.99 usopen.201206 (23.99)
18Tim Mackey20.89 wfdf.201107 (20.89)
18Bill Wright20.89 wfdf.201107 (20.89)
20Thomas Cole17.41 wfdf.201107 (17.41)
20Jeff Shelton17.41 wfdf.201107 (17.41)
22Rick Williams14.5 wfdf.201107 (14.50)
22Paul Thompson14.5 wfdf.201107 (14.50)
24Glen Whitlock12.09 wfdf.201107 (12.09)
24Kurt Lampkin12.09 wfdf.201107 (12.09)
26Jake Gauthier10.91
27Michael Conger8.72
27Dave Sammy Neilson8.72
29Jim Gaarder5.91
29Chris Sieben5.91
31Fred Salaz3.57
31Jim Palmeri3.57
33Doug Korns1.62
33John Titcomb1.62
35Steve Dugan0.12
35Dave Bolyard0.12
35Deano Porter0.12

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon239.94 wfdf.201107 (130.93) usopen.201206 (109.01)
2Dave Hesselberth188.4 wfdf.201107 (102.88) usopen.201206 (85.52)
3Rick LeBeau130.93 wfdf.201107 (130.93)
4John Elsner108.16 wfdf.201107 (60.01) usopen.201206 (48.15)
4Jim Elsner108.16 wfdf.201107 (60.01) usopen.201206 (48.15)
6Harvey Brandt102.88 wfdf.201107 (102.88)
7Mark Horn90.4 wfdf.201107 (90.40)
7Randy Aiu90.4 wfdf.201107 (90.40)
9Randy Lahm55.39 wfdf.201107 (47.70) usopen.201206 (7.69)
10Bill Wright54.69 wfdf.201107 (36.10) usopen.201206 (18.59)
11Jonas Bengtsson47.7 wfdf.201107 (47.70)
12Blair Paulsen40.58 usopen.201206 (40.58)
13Tim Mackey36.1 wfdf.201107 (36.10)
14Jon Freedman34.26 usopen.201206 (34.26)
15Rick Williams30.08 wfdf.201107 (30.08)
15Paul Thompson30.08 wfdf.201107 (30.08)
17Tony Pellicane29.01 usopen.201206 (29.01)
18Glen Whitlock21.7 wfdf.201107 (21.70)
18Kurt Lampkin21.7 wfdf.201107 (21.70)
20Jim Gaarder14.71 wfdf.201107 (14.71)
20Chris Sieben14.71 wfdf.201107 (14.71)
22Fred Salaz8.89 wfdf.201107 (8.89)
22Jim Palmeri8.89 wfdf.201107 (8.89)
24Ron Vingerelli4.65 usopen.201206 (4.65)
25Doug Korns4.04 wfdf.201107 (4.04)
25John Titcomb4.04 wfdf.201107 (4.04)
27Arthur Coddington2.11
28Dave Bolyard0.12
28Thomas Cole0.12
28Deano Porter0.12

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau75.28 usopen.201206 (75.28)
2Rick Williams66.91 wfdf.201107 (63.26) usopen.201206 (3.65)
3Paul Thompson63.26 wfdf.201107 (63.26)
4Harvey Brandt62.19 usopen.201206 (62.19)
5Mark Horn51.28 usopen.201206 (51.28)
6Jim Herrick42.2 usopen.201206 (42.20)
7Glen Whitlock38.24 wfdf.201107 (38.24)
7Kurt Lampkin38.24 wfdf.201107 (38.24)
9Dan Roddick34.62 usopen.201206 (34.62)
10Jeff Shelton28.31 usopen.201206 (28.31)
11Fred Salaz17.38 wfdf.201107 (17.38)
11Jim Palmeri17.38 wfdf.201107 (17.38)
13Jim Gaarder3.65 usopen.201206 (3.65)
14Doug Korns0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
14Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
14John Titcomb0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland13.09 usopen.201206 (13.09)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENMASTER

1Lori Daniels45.88 wfdf.201107 (45.88)
1Beth Verish45.88 wfdf.201107 (45.88)
3Bethany Sanchez20.86 wfdf.201107 (20.86)
3Kaili Young20.86 wfdf.201107 (20.86)
5Ari Kloke0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)
5Stina Burvall0.12 wfdf.201107 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish55.79 usopen.201206 (55.67) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
2Lori Daniels27.69 usopen.201206 (27.57) wfdf.201107 (0.12)
3Tita Ugalde16.66 usopen.201206 (16.66)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez13.09 usopen.201206 (13.09)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Conrad Damon213.9 wcddc.201111 (126.89) arizona.201210 (60.56) arizona.201510 (26.45)
2Beth Verish203.03 wcddc.201111 (126.89) arizona.201510 (76.14)
3Chris Horn121.84 wcddc.201111 (93.55) arizona.201210 (28.29)
4Juliana Korver115.91 arizona.201510 (115.91)
4Rick LeBeau115.91 arizona.201510 (115.91)
6Susie Horn93.65 wcddc.201111 (93.55) arizona.201210 (0.10)
7Lori Daniels81.04 arizona.201210 (60.56) wcddc.201111 (20.48)
8Harvey Brandt79.52 wcddc.201111 (79.52)
8Bethany Sanchez79.52 wcddc.201111 (79.52)
10Stephanie Chan76.82 wcddc.201111 (48.53) arizona.201210 (28.29)
11Arthur Coddington76.14 arizona.201510 (76.14)
12Jon Freedman48.63 wcddc.201111 (48.53) arizona.201510 (0.10)
13Tita Ugalde26.55 arizona.201510 (26.45) wcddc.201111 (0.10)
14Mark Horn20.58 wcddc.201111 (20.48) arizona.201210 (0.10)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Jeff Korns141.8 wfdf.201507 (92.39) usopen.201206 (49.41)
2Tobias Cole92.51 wfdf.201507 (92.39) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling50.03 wfdf.201507 (50.03)
3Anton Kappling50.03 wfdf.201507 (50.03)
5Albin Lindblad23.4 swehost.201209 (23.28) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson23.28 swehost.201209 (23.28)
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.