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Race Difficulty/Rank Ratio Factors for 2002 Races

This table provides three numbers for each race.

The first, marked Difficulty, is the computed difficult metric for this race. See the rankings position paper for the details on how this is computed.

The second, marked RankRatio of Fastest, is the Rank Ratio (from 2001 US Rankings) of the fastest boat in the race. In a handful of small races, it was necessary to estimate this -- again, see the rankings position paper for the details on how this was done.

The third, marked Final Weight, is the number actually used to weight each boat's results for each race; it's the sum of the first two numbers divided by two. See the FAQ for a quick look at why this is being used.

Note that this table happens to be sorted in descendning order of Difficulty; there's no particular significance to this.
RaceDifficultyRankRatio
of Fastest
Final Weight
Trials-21.0000.9890.994
USOpen-Qual0.9810.9130.947
USOpen-Final0.9740.9890.982
Trials-10.9670.9890.978
Trials-30.9640.9500.957
Nationals0.9640.9530.958
BCE-Dickerson0.9640.9340.949
GlacierBreaker0.9110.9890.950
Texas0.9060.9130.909
SW-Trials-Qual0.8930.9530.923
Southeasterns0.8710.9890.930
Loyalsock0.8650.9530.909
PowerBar0.8300.9180.874
Mascoma0.8200.8940.857
SkyFest0.8140.9890.901
Rattlesnake-DBH-10.8090.6520.731
Jr-Trials-20.7580.8340.796
LocustForkInvit0.7570.8360.796
Jr-Trials-10.7510.8340.792
Jr-Sr-Ms-Natl0.7440.9000.822
Jr-Olympics0.7440.9000.822
Rattlesnake-DBH-20.7370.6520.695
USCup-Salida0.7320.9000.816
Fiddlehead0.7240.6780.701
Texas-Spring-30.7230.7670.745
CoveredBridge0.7100.6910.700
Kish0.7060.8840.795
Bellefonte0.7050.8130.759
Texas-Spring-20.7020.7670.734
Jefferson0.6950.6820.689
Cedar0.6930.8010.747
LocustForkClassic0.6820.9170.800
FallCreek0.6750.6920.683
DogDays0.6560.8130.734
Blackwater0.6370.7070.672
BullRun0.6220.6840.653
SalmonlaSac0.6170.6840.651
Nooksack0.6170.7760.697
Esopus0.6090.6780.643
Kenduskeag0.6080.5670.587
MulberryFork-10.6070.6550.631
BoulderCreek0.5910.8210.706
Farmington0.5840.7030.643
Arboretum0.5780.6840.631
BCE-JrOlyQual0.5730.6460.609
WACKO0.5720.7190.645
Missouri-10.5590.7060.633
ClearCreek0.5320.6460.589
Mid-Am-10.4880.4590.474
MulberryFork-20.4700.5330.502
Missouri-20.4270.4500.439
Rappahannock0.3610.4700.415
Lehigh0.0000.0000.000
BigPiney0.0000.0000.000


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