How are the rankings calculated?

The rankings on this site are computed with the GameRank algorithm. This algorithm is similar to the PageRank® algorithm that Google uses to assign importance to each page on the Internet. In a sense, we are assigning importance to each ranked sports team.

Rankings: Technical details

"Links" are added from the losing team to the winning team. The rankings are computed with a Monte Carlo-based simulation that utilizes random walks to assess the likelihood that each team has of winning.

Intellectual Property Credits

The background photo of the Yale-Harvard game is courtesy of Flickr user Vanesser III by way of a Creative Commons license.
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