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Primer – Introducing Pythago World Rankings

While the recent RLWC was on, I couldn’t help but notice that the RLIF had Scotland pegged as the world’s fourth best team. Scotland hadn’t won a game since 2014 and even that was against Ireland. Since then, they’d lost to Australia, England, Ireland, Wales and France. I also got frustrated because a fifteen second Google didn’t reveal how the rankings are actually calculated.

So I figured I could come up with a better system. I did and this is how the Pythago World Rankings (PWR) work.

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