MAWL's fair and balanced ranking system that will determine the challenger for each Championship has just become even more fair and balanced. The last model used was a simplified version of the Elo rating system and it didn't quite work like I had hoped. For 2010 MAWL is going to the full-blown, highly mathematical Elo system.
The formula is too comlpex for me to go into in this thread, but I'll go over the highlights. The amount of ranking points (RP) won and lost is based on the loser's chance of winning the match. The chance of winning the match is based on the current ranking points of the wrestlers involved in the decision. The amount of RP gained/lost in a match changes exponentially now, rather than linearly. So, competitors who are 200 points apart have lots more at stake than those just 100 points apart.
We should see alot more movement in the rankings this year, rather than the same wrestlers on top like last time. For more information about the Elo rating system, click here
In matches with more than 2 wrestlers and one fall, only the two wrestlers involved in the decision will win/lose RP. The number of points won/lost will be determined by the same system as above by using the wrestler who won and the wrestler who was pinned. Since the other wrestlers neither won nor lost the match, they will be credited with a "no decision" and will not win or lose RP.
In an elimination match, each fall will be scored using the system above. In a 6-Man elimination match there are 5 falls. Which means, wrestlers who make multiple pins in the match will earn RP for each person they eliminate. The modifier will be based on the RP of the person who pinned and the person eliminated for each instance.