The Collated Ladder takes in two inputs:
- The projected number of wins for each club from the Stocky
- The projected number of wins for each club from Pythagorean expectations
Put simply, the Collated Ladder is an average of these two numbers, with a 2:1 weighting towards the output of the Stocky, rounded to the nearest whole number.
The Ladder is then based on sorting each team by its Collated number of wins, then by its Pythagoras projection, which is a loose analogue for for-and-against (the greater the number of wins projected, the better the team’s for-and-against will be).
Why bother with this if both systems have limitations and inaccuracies? Aren’t we just compounding that?