Each team owner is given a rating. This rating is based on who you've played, whether you've won, lost, or tied and by how much. It is similar in concept to the RPI ratings used for college basketball or Jeff Sagarin's ratings.
Each team owner is given a initial rating of 1400. This rating is adjusted after each league game, based on the final score and whether you won or lost. For example, if the 'Ice Dawgs' beat the 'Polar Bears' 5-2 and the Ice Dawgs came into the game with a rating of 1480 and the Polar Bears came in with a rating of 1420, the new ratings would be:
Ice Dawgs: 1488 (calculation: 1480 + (5-2) + 5 : +5 points for the victory plus the margin of victory)
Polar Bears: 1412 (calculation: 1420 + (2-5) - 5 : -5 points for the loss plus the margin of victory)
Note that for a tie your owner rating will not change. However, if you lose in overtime, it is treated as a normal loss.
In addition to regular season wins/losses, you will receive additional bonuses to your owner rating by performing well in the playoffs.
As you may have deduced from the rating formula, you are rewarded for beating good competition and likewise, you gain very little by beating weaker teams. In addition to regular season wins/losses, you will receive additional bonuses to your owner rating by performing well in the playoffs.
|Playoff Level||Owner Bonus|
|Advancing to the 3rd round||+20|
|Advancing to the Finals||+40|
Ratings are only adjusted for regular-season and post-season games. Also, your rating is carried with you from team to team, league to league.