Ray Waits's Nutshell Ratings

Revised Saturday, October 13,2012

The Nutshell Ratings are based on two components:

1. Margin of Victory
2. Upsets

Margin of victory is the number of points one team beats another team by. An upset is when the underdog beats the favorite. Each of these factors is treated in a different manner. Upsets award the underdog, but not as much as if the winner had been the favorite. There is no limit on the margin of victory since it only counts as a small portion of a team's rating. When an underdog wins, it does not gain a greater rating than the team it beat. An underdog is expected to earn its higher rating either by margin of victory or by beating more favorites. Once the team is the favorite it will gain points more quickly.

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