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Postby Pedantic » Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:58 pm

I was just wondering how Yahoo figures the rankings for the next season. Is it based entirely on the previous season's results? Do they rank players that had a bad season or missed a season lower than usual or reinstate them to rankings they might have had before the injuries (e.g. Troy Glaus, Robb Nen)?
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Postby Madison » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:04 pm

Yahoo rankings are completely and totally worthless.

Use them to get the stats for the players, but then throw the order they are listed in, out the window. They are way off base usually.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:09 pm

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Postby shortsavage » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:29 pm

The poor quality of Yahoo's rankings actually scared me away from Yahoo sports entirely.
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:33 pm

Well, actually the reason I ask is because I'm considering the effects it might have on the way less "devoted" owners draft their teams, or rather I guess I'm hoping Yahoo "forgets" about certain players that I want to draft. ;-)
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:40 pm

Pedantic wrote:Well, actually the reason I ask is because I'm considering the effects it might have on the way less "devoted" owners draft their teams, or rather I guess I'm hoping Yahoo "forgets" about certain players that I want to draft. ;-)


I can't speak for the world, though I admit that if they would let me, then I would say ......
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hopefully everybody round these parts knows to stay away from those ... 'Rankings' :-t :-t :-t
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:48 pm

Well, most of the people in this (private) league are only semi-serious, so I'm hoping to "sneak" a few past 'em. ;-) So does anyone know if the rankings take a serious hit after a bad year?
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:01 pm

Pedantic wrote:Well, most of the people in this (private) league are only semi-serious, so I'm hoping to "sneak" a few past 'em. ;-) So does anyone know if the rankings take a serious hit after a bad year?


I couldn't even tell you what they. I never even look ..sorry
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:10 pm

I can answer this: Yes, the rankings take a serious hit if the player didn't perform last year. I've got to go eat, but search through the old posts - say from march or so. You'll find a list of players that Yahoo had ranked low this year and you'll see.
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Postby Madison » Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:21 pm

Yes, a player who was off last year (Burrell, RJ) have fallen way, way down the ranking lists at Yahoo. Happens every year. :-/
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