With the close of the 2014 IFAF U19 World Championship, I’ve decided to not only update the senior rankings, but to introduce the new u19 rankings!
I’ve been working hard to track down games to include, and there’s no promise that I found them all. If more turn up, I’ll add them to my database and re-run the numbers.
These new rankings are using a new formula, which I’ve been working on for some time now.
There’s still a few odd things about it (like Russia being 16th in the Senior rankings), but I’ll be working those kinks out in the near future.
If you’ve been keeping up with the 2014 IFAF U19 World Championship, you would have noticed something odd yesterday: a tie.
Let’s give a lot of credit to Mexico. Trailing 24-7 at the half, they played a strong defensive second half and put themselves in a position to tie the game late. Down by 7 with 1:38 to go and 50 yards to travel, they made it to the Japan 34 and faced a 3rd and 4 when J. Ramirez rushed for a 34-yard touchdown with 49 seconds left. The extra point was good.
The kickoff was a touchback, and Japan rushed twice and ran out the clock.