This has been a trying weekend for me. RSL dropped two games that they really had no business losing, and have forced me to EmbraTSu (Embrace The Suckiness). I won’t be one of the fans wearing a brown paper sack on Saturday, but only because I won’t be there. I also spent the weekend being sick … basically not fun at all.
The Adjusted Scariness ratings flopped around a lot (especially if you look at them over two weeks—Toronto went from 5th to 9th to 3rd). I think Salt Lake’s rating is too high. I’m also not sure about Chivas and Toronto being rated so highly (though I wouldn’t want to play either team right now).
|Team||Adj Scariness||Rating (Last Week)||Change Over Two Weeks|
|DC United||3.4||2 (1)||+2|
|Kansas City||2.47||5 (3)||- 4|
|New York||1.48||6 (5)||- 4|
|Los Angeles||1.27||7 (12)||+3|
|New England||1.05||8 (7)||0|
|Salt Lake||0.38||11 (8)||- 2|
|Chicago||0.36||12 (11)||- 1|
|Colorado||0.22||13 (10)||- 5|
I’m also going to include a table of the old style scariness score for each team. I think this shows the effect that ties (and lopsided wins) have in this system.
|Team||Scariness||Rating (Adj Rating)|
|DC United||2.6||1 (2)|
|Kansas City||1.78||4 (5)|
|New England||1.33||6 (8)|
|New York||1.22||8 (6)|
|Los Angeles||1.18||9 (7)|
|Salt Lake||0.36||13 (11)|
Given RSL’s continued poor showing and my proximity to a pretty good PDL team, I may have to put in the effort to whip up scariness scores for the PDL Northwest going forward.