Explanation - Strength of Schedule Ratings
- To determine court difficulty in relation to the rest of the league.
- To use as part of a universal league ranking system.
- Players are given a 1 to 10 rating (10 best) at the beginning of the session.
- The ratings are used in determining a court's rating.
- The rating can be adjusted during the session.
- If adjusted, only court ratings going forward are affected.
- Each court is assigned a point value between 4 and 40.
- The court rating is typically the sum of the 4 players' ratings.
- Exception (4-player court): If there is a lone player with a rating at least 1 point lower than the third best player, then that player's value becomes the same as the highest rated on the court - adjusts for difficulty winning with weaker player.
- Exception (5-player court): The five ratings are totaled and the sum is divided by 5 and then multipled by 4 & rounded to determine the court's rating value.
- Exception (5-player court): If either 1 or 2 player's ratings are lower than the third best player, then one of those player's values becomes the same as the highest rated on the court.
- Represent winning percentage as 0 to 100 number.
- Multiply that number times the average court rating to get point total.
- Highest point total is first.