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Friday, September 2, 2011

August 2011: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Solomon Islands 177 120 57
Canada 102 58 44
Wales 117 77 40
Iraq 109 70 39
New Caledonia 165 128 37
Tahiti 183 148 35
Kuwait 95 61 34
Syria 97 64 33
Vanuatu 162 129 33
Eritrea 189 158 31

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


US Virgin Islands 149 197 -48
Algeria 46 92 -46
Nepal 136 176 -40
Luxembourg 128 165 -37
Faroe Islands 111 147 -36
Bangladesh 139 175 -36
Sierra Leone 92 127 -35
Dominican Republic 133 168 -35
Cape Verde Islands 72 105 -33
Puerto Rico 144 177 -33

Top 50 nations only (in the top 50 in at least one of the rankings)

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Ecuador 66 37 29
Iran 53 30 23
Poland 65 42 23
China PR 69 47 22
Ukraine 48 29 19
Korea Republic 33 17 16
Romania 54 38 16
Scotland 55 42 13
Panama 62 49 13
Bulgaria 51 39 12

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Algeria 46 92 -46
Burkina Faso 40 71 -31
Slovakia 26 54 -28
Montenegro 19 44 -25
Slovenia 23 44 -21
Bosnia-Herzegovina 39 57 -18
Greece 14 30 -16
Belarus 41 56 -15
Belgium 37 51 -14
Denmark 21 33 -12

Matches I would have liked to see before the next ranking:

Ecuador - Slovakia
Iran - Montenegro
Poland - Algeria
China PR - Albania
Ukraine - Slovenia
Korea Republic - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Romania - Burkina Faso
Scotland - Northern Ireland
Panama - Armenia
Bulgaria - Lithuania

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