Friday, September 19, 2008

2008 IFAF World Rankings



CountryWLPCT070503Tot
1Japan810.889150722
2United States301.000210021
3Germany520.71497319
4Sweden440.50065011
5Mexico320.60000505
6France160.14303205
7South Korea120.33330003
8Australia140.20002002
9Italy120.33300000
10Finland030.00000000


Key: W = wins, L = losses, PCT = winning percentage, 07 = 2007 IFAF World Cup, 05 = 2005 World Games, 03 = 2003 IFAF World Cup; TOT = total points (2007 IFAF World Cup results weighted times three)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Canada may be number 1, but the US is clearly the better country

J.R. Salazar said...

These ratings are a sham. Japan is No. 1, and we beat them at the Todoroki. Senseless to still have them at the top.

Gerry said...

J.R.
It's not senseless. The Florida Marlins are undefeated in World Series play and beat the Yankees in the latter one, yet no one would rank them all-time ahead of the Yankees.

We all know America has more football talent than Japan, but they simply hadn't played enough in international competition at the point of these rankings to leap Japan. With the completion of the Junior World Championship, this is all moot now anyway.

If you look at the way these sorts of rankings work in other sports, the sort of phenomenon you saw in the 2008 rankings is not uncommon.