If you’re new to the Weighted La Liga Table, scroll to the bottom to find out what this is all about. For those of you who are in the know, let’s get to the table shall we?
LL: La Liga WLL: Weighted La Liga
Because of the international break, I decided to combine two match days, the one before and the one after the break. Real Madrid stays on top of the wLL with their thrashing of Atletico Madrid. Even though on the traditional table Atleti is sitting in 6th, they’re occupying the third spot on the wLL table. Only 8 points separate them from their cross town rivals at the top of the table.
Sevilla is a team to be leery about. They sit in 3rd on the Traditional table, and only 4 points off the top of the wLL table in 2nd place. Sevilla take on a Valencia side that has been anything but consistent and could maintain their 2nd place spot.
Espanyol and Malaga are still punching above their weight class. Malaga was able to get a tie on the road at the Camp Nou which is a hard thing to do. Espanyol were able to take care of business against a Alaves side that seems to be regressing to the mean as they sit 14th on both tables.
Bilbao and Eibar have had an interesting ride so far. Athletic Club are not to be underestimated. They picked up a win against a scrappy Villarreal side who sit in 4th on the traditional table, though on the wLL table they sit 9th five places off. Eibar picked up a win against a tough Celta Vigo. Getting a 1-0 win at home which helped with their placing on the wLL table.
The Meringues take on a sputtering Sporting Gijon who sit in relegation zone on both tables. With the win, which shouldn’t be too complicated, Real Madrid should entrench themselves even more at the top of both tables. That’s one thing you’ll notice is that the bottom of the table is starting to line up, and 12 match days in there may be some jostling around, but I’m pretty confident that what you see is what you get when it comes to the bottom half of the table.
This pretty much sums it up:
Think of this as an objective way to calculate a "Power Ranking" or "Level of Impressiveness." As games are played and I provide updates, the quality of the whole season to date is impacted. For instance, in any one week a home win against a 'cellar dweller' (not all that impressive) would actual flavor the winning teams seasonal average worse than the team with an away loss to a team at the top of the table (not all that unexpected). Over the course of the season though, everyone plays all the teams so the week-to-week flux evens out.
Here is a breakdown of the points.
Road Win: 1
Home Win: 2
Road Tie: 3
Home Tie: 4
Road Loss: 5
Home Loss: 6