The Alliance Rating System
The Alliance Rating System is based on the ELO rating system.
- The Alliance Rating System is your team's current rating (very similar to RPI in college softball).
- All teams start off with an initial Alliance Rating of 1600 points at the beginning of the season.
- Teams exchange points based on outcome of games
- A team that does better than expected improves its rating
- A team that does worse than expected lowers its rating
- Stronger teams must beat weaker teams consistently to maintain or increase rating
- Weaker teams can play stronger teams without having to win a lot of games and still improve their rating
- Teams have an incentive to play STRONG teams
What is the Alliance Rating System used for?
- Your Alliance Rating will rank your team within your League and within National leaderboards.
- League rankings can be found on each Alliance Member League website and your Team Profile
- National rankings can be found on Alliance National Leaderboards and your Team Profile
- Leagues will use the Alliance Rating System to assist in the seeding of League Championships
- The AFCS Seeding Committee will use the Alliance Rating System to assist in the seeding process of the AFCS for 14U, 16U & 18U (*Note that your team rating is only part of the process. To review the full Seeding Committee process click here).
- OFFICIAL SCORING: You must stream & score the game in AthletesGoLive (AGL) in order to receive points.
- EVENT: Use the AGL EVENT ID to identify the tournament you are playing in.
- OPPONENT: Ensure you select the correct opponent AGL ID when scheduling your games within AGL. This will help with the accuracy of the points awarded based on the matchup.
- If using team name you need to confirm the AGL ID next to the team name is correct to ensure we are accurately capturing your points based on your opponent.
- Reference the ALLIANCE TEAM LIST or your LEAGUE TEAM LIST to easily find your opponent's AGL ID.
- Enter the opponent's ALLIANCE ID if they do not have an AGL ID.
- TIE BREAKER (for teams facing off with the same rating):
Strength of Schedule > Strength of Victory > Runs Against > Runs Scored
- The amount of points awarded for each game is based on the win probability of the game. If you are expected to win (i.e. your team has a higher rating than your opponent) you will receive less points for a win. If you are expected to lose, but end up winning, you will receive more points for a win.
Alliance Power Points
- Alliance Power Points (APP) will be awarded when traveling to a different League’s territory or when playing a traveling team from a different League in an Alliance endorsed event.
- Alliance Power Points will be awarded based on the following:
|3||Travelling Team Tie||2||Neutral Ground Tie||2|
|Traveling Team Loss||1||Neutral Ground Loss||1|
|Local Team Wins||2|
|Local Team Tie||1|