What is your rank after Round 1? Have you considered trading to elevate this rank? I have … and I have some mathematics here to explain why.
Firstly, one needs to consider the very large population that is Supercoach teams. 284,705 teams are entered this year …. down on last year; a result of the new draft style game I suspect ….. Anyway, given this large population, current team ranks will follow a distribution pattern known as The Normal Distribution(common name = Bell Curve). More on this later.
Below I have graphed the top 1500 ranked teams;
Very interesting indeed!
As you can see, the lower the scores get, the more crowded it becomes …. and this is only the top 0.5%. This graph above forms the extreme left tip of the Normal Distribution Curve as shown below;
Without going too deep into standard deviations, it is important to note that the closer your ranking is to the mean(middle of “the bell”), the more likely it is that you are sitting on a rank with hundreds of others …. all on the same score. A few points here will result in a vast difference in rank!
My team, Mathemagic FC, is currently ranked 5148th and I would expect that there would be at least 100 others with this same rank! With 30 trades this year I am prepared to trade early to leave my fellow rankers behind.
Yes, it’s a long season you might say. Yes, these trades may be more valuable in the run home …. BUT, last year I managed with 24 just fine, and remember, during the bye rounds you only need 18 scores!
As my good, yet occasionally crass friend Crouching would say, “I am trading my ass off!”