QUALITY WINS FACTOR (QWF) EXPLANATION


QWF based on RPI The RPI ranking could be used to determine quality points. In this case, teams are awarded certain points for defeating a team ranked 1-5, 6-10, 11-20, and 21-59 in the RPI rankings (to use ranges that would be applicable to Men's Division I lacrosse). The higher the RPI ranking (e.g., 1-5), the more points they receive. Also, teams are awarded negative points if they lose games in which the reverse applies. That is, losing to a lower-ranked team results in a loss of points. Here's the scheme: Defeating a 1-5 ranked team gives 25 points Defeating a 6-10 ranked team gives 20 points Defeating an 11-20 ranked team gives 15 points Defeating a team ranked > 20 gives 5 points Losing to a 1-5 ranked team costs 5 points Losing to a 6-10 ranked team costs 15 points Losing to an 11-20 ranked team costs 20 points Losing to a team ranked > 20 costs 25 points Using this system and looking at the example below, Syracuse's points would be computed as follows:

QWF Points = (4*25 - 1*5) + (1*20 - 1*15) + (4*15 - 0*20) + (7*5 - 0*25) = 195

1-5 6-10 11-20 21-59 No Team Pts W L W L W L W L 1 Syracuse 195 4 1 1 1 4 0 7 0 2 Virginia 175 4 3 1 0 2 0 8 0 3 Duke 160 2 2 4 0 4 1 5 1 4 Cornell 115 2 3 3 0 0 1 8 0 5 Notre Dame 115 0 0 2 0 3 1 10 0 6 Princeton 110 2 2 0 1 3 0 8 0 7 North Carolina 80 1 4 1 1 4 1 6 0 8 Johns Hopkins 75 0 3 2 2 4 0 4 0 9 Hofstra 55 0 2 1 1 3 1 7 0 10 Brown 30 1 1 0 2 1 0 10 1 11 Navy 30 0 2 0 1 4 2 7 0 12 UMBC 20 0 1 0 2 2 0 10 1 13 Loyola 15 0 3 0 1 2 1 7 0 14 Maryland 10 1 3 2 1 0 3 7 0 15 Harvard -20 1 1 0 1 0 3 7 0 16 Penn State -25 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 2 17 Colgate -30 0 2 0 1 1 3 8 0 18 Massachusetts -30 0 1 1 2 1 2 7 1 19 Bryant -35 0 1 0 1 0 2 10 1 20 Villanova -35 0 1 1 2 0 1 10 2