|Team||Adj Scariness||Rating (Last Week)|
|DC United||3.11||1 (3)|
|Kansas City||2.74||3 (1)|
|New York||1.86||5 (2)|
|New England||1.61||7 (7)|
|Salt Lake||1.46||8 (9)|
|Los Angeles||0.39||12 (10)|
|Columbus||- 0.25||13 (13)|
One thing that I’m getting used to is that there’s a lot of movement on these charts each week. I’m still a bit puzzled by some of the numbers (why in the world is Chivas rated number two??) but overall, I think I’m coming to peace with things.
1 The Adjusted Scariness probably deserves a bit of explanation:
- For each game, I add up the team’s points from a game, the opponents PPG average for the last five games, and add a bonus point for playing on the road, then divide by two to create a value for the game.
- I add the goal differential to the value for each game, to create a modified value.
- Finally, I take a weighted average of the last five modified values (using weightings of .5, .7, .9, 1.1, and 1.3).