Nate Silver And ESPN Launch Soccer Power Index

Nate Silver

Much of my summer was spent on a consulting project that I did in conjunction with ESPN, in which I helped them a design a soccer ratings system known as the Soccer Power Index (SPI). SPI launched today and we're pretty proud of the results, which feature a combination of intuitive (Brazil and Spain are #1 and 2, natch) and somewhat bolder rankings (SPI is fond of 'second-tier' South American teams like Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay, as well as African up-and-comers Ivory Coast).

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