Am I right in saying that Armagh's scoring average actually went down after their 3 point win tonight. Before the game it was 43/28= 1.714 and afterwards it was 61/42=1.45? Seems a strange method to use to decide placings.
I disagree, scoring average is probably the best decision method as in considers both your attacking (for) and defensive strengths (against).
does scoring average not encourage defensive play?
based on my maths, you are better off winning low scoring matches than high scoring matches!
e.g. For 10 points
against 5 points
Average = 2
To get an average of 2 with a high scoring game would mean you have to win by a bigger margin to keep the same average.
e.g. if you scored 30 points, you would have to win the game by 15 points to get an average of 2.
Personally, I don't see the logic in using averages instead of scoring difference.
Am I missing something?
Correct, if you win every game by 0.2 to 0.1 you would have an average of 2.0 even though you only have a points difference of +3. Also is it possible to calculate an average if you keep the other team scoreless?
Agreed lads - good points..