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Which tournaments base their divisions of MHR?
MHR is so messed up. You have top Upper Gold Teams being ranked way higher than top Platinum teams. The top platinum team in our division would easily beat the top gold team by 10 goals.
The rankings only take into account the last 10 games a team plays. This is why the top ranked MHR teams play a bunch of top tier invite only tournaments throughout the year. Losing big at these tournaments is infinitely better than not going at all because of the strength of schedule factor. Top teams can't go too long without playing a tournament- their ranking cant survive on just regular season games. Look at a calendar- it's rare for them to go 10 games without a tournament.