Independent Rankings Committee National Rankings
The Independent Rankings Committee National Rankings is a ranking system for college inline hockey teams. The method used to rank teams is based upon the World Football Elo Ratings but has been modified to work within the college hockey environment. The rankings are not sponsored by the national governing body of the sport, which is the NCRHA, however, are maintained to increase the awareness of the continually growing college game. The rankings generally converge on a team's true strength relative to its competitors after about 30 contested games. Teams new to the rankings receive a default ranking of 1500 and their rank should be considered provisional until a qualifying set of games is played.
Prior to February 18, 2008, the rankings were conducted using a Bowl Championship Series type rankings system. Eight independent voters, generally located within one of the member organizations of the NCRHA, sent weekly rankings in based on their own formulated opinion. The votes were then tabulated and weighted according to each members percentage of the vote to calculate the final rankings. The rankings received a lot of scrutiny's because of the ability for biasness to sway to poll.
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