Soccer Power Index: Daily update
ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is a rating system which uses historical data on both the international and club level to predict the outcome of a match. The algorithm uses several years of data, taking into account goals scored and allowed, quality of the lineup fielded, and the location of the match. In addition, SPI weights recent matches more heavily, and also takes into account the importance of the match, so a World Cup match counts much more than a Friendly.
Soccer Power Index Top 25 for October 9.
|Rank||Team||Off Rating||Def Rating||Rating|
Off Rating: Number of goals a team would be expected to score against a league-average team at a neutral site.
Def Rating: Number of goals a team would be expected to allow against a league-average team at a neutral site.
Changes from yesterday:
Brazil 1 (was 2)
Argentina 2 (was 1)
Ecuador 12 (was 14)
Portugal 14 (was 12)
Serbia 17 (was 21)
Ukraine 18 (was 17)
Italy 19 (was 18)
Russia 20 (was 19)
Senegal 21 (was 20)
Japan 25 (was 34)