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    Lions Roar to 4-0 Start, Top U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Rankings

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    The following story by the USports staff is courtesy of USorts from September 13, 2022.

    Back-to-back shutouts helped propel the York Lions to the top of the U SPORTS men’s soccer rankings with a perfect 4-0-0 record to start the season.

    The Lions moved up one position and pounced over the previous top-ranked team, the now no. 2 Cape Breton Capers who played the UPEI Panthers to a draw in their opening game of the campaign before shutting out the Saint Mary’s Huskies 1-0 on Sunday.

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    The no. 3 Carleton Ravens and no. 4 Montréal Carabins remain unchanged, while the no. 5 Guelph Gryphons jumped the idle no. 6 Laval Rouge et Or after a 1-1 draw with the McMaster Marauders. Mount Royal remains at no. 7, while the Patriotes from UQTR and the TMU Bold switch spots at eight and nine respectively after Les Pats posted a 1-0-1 weekend. The UBC Thunderbirds moved into the rankings at no. 10 after topping Trinity Western 3-1 and blanking the Fraser Valley Cascades 3-0.

    It’s a quiet week for Top 10 match-ups on The Road to the 2022 U SPORTS men’s soccer championship presented by RBC with only one head-to-head contest between ranked teams when the no. 7 Mount Royal Cougars travel to Vancouver to face the no. 10 UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday.

    Full rankings

    2Cape Breton1-0-11702.021
    7Mount Royal4-0-11652.527
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    *What is an ELO Rating?

    The mathematics behind it, and its association with chess, video games, FaceMash and Tinder

    The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum two-player games.

    ELO is often written in all caps but it doesn’t have a full form — it’s simply named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-American physics professor born in 1903.

    Most people associate Elo with the game of chess — it is used extensively by national chess federations, online chess websites, and even by FIDE (the governing body of international chess competitions) to determine the world rankings of Chess players. In fact, Arpad Elo was a chess master himself.

    But the Elo rating system is also used in A LOT of other games, including basketball, american football, rest-of-the-world football, baseball, board games such as Scrabble, and even video games such as Overwatch and PUBG.

    For the rest of the explanation, please go to the article by Raghav Mittal in Purple Theory :

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