Accurate for the most part.
Very accurate. Early in the season it's tough to tell since not as many games played but after a a month, it gets pretty accurate at least at the 04 level.
Not very accurate at the beginning of the season. The algorithm works on averaging goal differential and strength of schedule. Right now, there is not enough games played or enough games to cross to determine strength of schedule. also, the average goal differential could be heavily influenced by a handful of games since the we are a couple weeks into the season. think of it as an expanding web of games and scores and each weekend, it will be more accurate. I would give it another month before it gets spot on accurate.
You need to get a life, or go buy a long rope and use it.
E9 top teams have their chance to improve in the rankings too - beat the weaker teams by 7 goals.
They might get dinged on the SoS rating, but you can make up for that with dominating wins.
Just have to avoid the 2-goal wins against bad teams.
Maybe that formula won't help you break the top-10, but you can hover inside the Top25 all year that way.
The first 7 goals are to cover the MHR 7 goal max spread. Everything after that is to put a satisfied smile on my face...run it up!!!
Agree it too early but for the 05s, I'd say the top 5 or 6 won't change much. Quality kids and programs.