Assuming that you read my last post about updating the MLS Elo Rating system, you’ve probably been on the edge of your seat waiting for the revised end-of-season ratings. Well, here you go!
The big difference is that, in my opinion, game results (win/tie/loss) were being heavily overvalued against goal differential, especially for playoff games. 10-15% of the games were having way too much effect on the overall end-of-season ratings that should be based, at least somewhat, on all 30-something games.
I’m much happier with the balance between the two now.