Understanding ladder types

When you configure Competition Grade Default settings or Ladder Default settings when viewing a grade, there are two ladder types to select from that differ in their ranking options:

  • Total ladder points, and
  • Ladder points average, and
  • Match Ratio

The main difference between the three ranking types is that the Ladder points average ladder ranks teams based only on the result of the games played. 'Byes' do not factor in the calculation. This is deemed to be a fairer manner to rank teams in typical domestic type competitions as often teams are provided with an unequal number of 'byes' given the number of rounds in the regular season and the number of teams in the grade.

The Match Ratio is a calculation that is used to rank ladders similar in many ways Ladder Points Average (in that it allows for fairness when the number of games each team plays in a season is not equal).  However, they are fundamentally different in regards to the calculation method and display.  See below for calculation of Match Ratio.

The Total ladder points ladder includes 'byes' in the ranking of teams with 'byes' given a specific ladder (championship) points outcome.

At any time, you can switch between the three ladder types and the grades ladder will be immediately updated to display accordingly.

This article describes how an administrator can select a Ladder Ranking type for a grade after the grade has been created. To read further on the other options on ladder settings proceed to read the managing your ladder settings article.

 

Setting the Ranking type

Ladder Settings are set in the game default settings but can be managed in each individual grade if required

-To manager Grade defaults select the Competition > Settings > Game Defaults

-To manage individual grades navigate to the grade select Settings > Game

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Ladder points average

Ladder positions

Teams will be sorted based on their Points Average (which is calculated by the ladder (championship) points divided by the number of games played). If more than one team is on the same Points Average then they will be sorted by highest % (Points For divided by Points Against, multiplied by 100), then sorted by Points For and then lastly by Team name alphabetical order (if ever required).

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Display columns

Ladder statistics order: games played (excludes byes), points average, total ladder (championship) points, percentage, wins, losses, draws, byes, points for, points against, forfeits, and disqualifications. The final column displays any administrator set 'Adjustments' that are applied to a team's ladder (competition) points, and which may be added or subtracted to their total.

Match Ratio Ladder

Ladder position

Teams will be sorted based on the ratio of matches won. If more than one team is on the same win ratio then they will be sorted by total points, highest %, and then lastly by alphabetical order.

The Match Ratio % is calculated:

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Display columns

Ladder order: games played (only excludes byes), match ratio, total points, percentage, wins, losses, draws, byes, points for, points against, forfeits, disqualifications and adjustments.

Ladder Points

Ladder positions

Teams will be sorted based on their total ladder (competition) points. If more than one team is on the same number of total points then they will be sorted by highest % (Points For divided by Points Against multiplied by 100), then sorted by Points For, and then lastly by Team name alphabetical order (if ever required).

Display columns

Ladder column order: games played (excludes any byes), total ladder (competition) points, percentage, wins, losses, draws, byes, points for, points against, forfeits, and disqualifications. The final column displays any administrator set 'Adjustments' that are applied to a team's ladder (competition) points, and which may be added or subtracted to their total.

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