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Friday, October 28, 2011

October 2011: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Solomon Islands 180 120 60
Vanuatu 174 130 44
Syria 106 65 41
Mauritania 200 160 40
New Zealand 105 66 39
New Caledonia 156 119 37
Tahiti 182 145 37
Kuwait 96 61 35
Korea DPR 124 92 32
Fiji 149 117 32

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Algeria 35 93 -58
Sierra Leone 63 116 -53
St. Kitts and Nevis 109 155 -46
Luxembourg 118 163 -45
Suriname 104 147 -43
Antigua and Barbuda 90 129 -39
Cape Verde Islands 66 104 -38
Grenada 116 152 -36
Puerto Rico 137 172 -35
Bangladesh 141 176 -35

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

Poland 64 37 27
Ukraine 58 32 26
Ecuador 52 27 25
Czech Republic 47 30 17
Romania 55 41 14
Costa Rica 62 49 13
Iran 42 30 12
Korea Republic 31 20 11
Scotland 51 40 11
Mexico 22 13 9

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Algeria 35 93 -58
Armenia 46 80 -34
Slovakia 41 71 -30
Slovenia 27 47 -20
Bosnia-Herzegovina 21 39 -18
Switzerland 18 33 -15
Greece 8 20 -12
Serbia 23 35 -12
Montenegro 39 50 -11
Senegal 42 53 -11

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

Poland - Algeria
Ukraine - Armenia
Ecuador - Slovakia
Czech Republic - Slovenia
Romania - Sierra Leone
Costa Rica - Estonia
Iran - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Korea Republic - Montenegro
Scotland - Georgia
Mexico - Switzerland

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see such Elo defficient teams like Greece, Slovakia & Bosnia in the same Wcq group.

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