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Although we all love the draft game, something that's missing when compared to the Official Premier League salary cap format is the ability to compare yourself to everyone who plays the game. Perfect XI goes some way to solving that issue, but that isn't draft. We wanted a way to rank the best players in the draft format, and this is what we've come up with. 

We have taken data from the biggest and most competitive leagues, collated them, and produced a ranking based on Points Per Matchup (PPM). This is, quite simply, the number of league points a manager has accrued divided by the number of matchups they have played, across all leagues in our database. The maximum PPM score is 3, as that would be a 100% win record across all leagues.

We have set eligibility criteria:

  • Leagues must have 10 or 12 teams, must have a cash prize, and must be run through Twitter or Discord. This is ensure leagues are of a high quality, and to encourage participation in the #DraftPL community.

  • The minimum number of matchups played is 50. This is to ensure the manager has a decent track record, and didn't just get lucky in one league.

  • Only regular season matchups are recorded. Post season matchups (e.g. Playoffs or Super Leagues) are ignored. This is to maintain an apples to apples comparison, avoiding the high variance of short post season leagues, and not unfairly punishing managers who qualified for post season but then performed badly.

Leagues in the database: The #DraftPL Community League (since 2019/20), The International Genie League (since 2020/21), The DraftEPL Discord Super League (since 2020/21), Draft We Must (since 2018/19).

If your league meets our eligibility criteria and you would like to add it to our database, please email thedraftsociety@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter.

The #DraftPL Hall of Fame: Top 25

This table will be updated periodically, but for now our very own @draftgenie is top dog. Can anyone catch him this season?

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