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As a website that covers both boxing and mixed martial arts, the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor clash is an interesting, if odd, occurrence. Here's our take. First, let's realize that anything can happen in sports. When the Jets took on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Anthony Joshua's 11th round TKO of Wladimir Klitschko puts him at #2 in our Heavyweight rankings, ahead of previous interim champ Alex Povetkin, but still behind inactive #1 Tyson Fury. Klitschko drops from #2 to #3, his lowest ranking since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Wladimir Klitschko takes on Anthony Joshua for the interim SportsRatings Heavyweight title, as well as the IBF and WBA belts, at Wembley Stadium in London, England. 1996 Olympic gold medalist Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO), ranked #2 by SportsRatings currently, is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Tony Bellew did the completely unexpected Saturday, beating David Haye when Haye's corner threw in the towel in the 11th round. Haye had been knocked down for the 2nd time in the fight and fell between the ropes; he had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Alexander Povetkin claimed his first share of the SportsRatings Heavyweight Boxing title in his long career, but he did so under the dodgiest of circumstances and won a fight which could conceivably be overturned to a No Contest. Povetkin, who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
November was a crazy month in the MMA Lightweight division, as seen in this month's rankings: MMA Lightweight rankings for December, 2016 Nov Rank Dec Rank Fighter WC Rating Rated Record Pro November results; •December schedule 3 1 Conor McGregor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
It hasn't happened in over 20 years, but as of November 29th the top three ranked boxers in SportsRatings' Heavyweight Top 100 are considered 'inactive', meaning that #4 Deontay Wilder is the interim Heavyweight Champion. With the rematch between #1... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Hi Jake, Sorry but no, not this year. If you're looking for a pre-season rankings that are most similar to what we have come up with, I'd suggest referring to ESPN's FPI (http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics/teamratings). Just glancing at it, FSU and LSU as the top two teams is what our system probably would have foreseen.
By now every MMA fan has had time to digest Conor McGregor's loss to Nate Diaz. For our ratings there are ramifications, of course. Naturally our top ten pound-for-pound rankings, where McGregor was at #9 prior to the bout, are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Lucas Browne's win was an upset while Luis Ortiz' defeat of Tony Thompson was expected, and both move up in our rankings. Ortiz slides up two spots to #8, while Browne leaps all the way to #7. SportsRatings Top Ten... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
The Heavyweight boxing "title" double-header was of mixed results, as the first fight ended in a fluke and the 2nd ended in spectacular fashion. Deontay Wilder destroyed Artur Szpilka with a massive right hand in the 9th round after Vyachaslav... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
It was possibly MMA's biggest weekend ever, with three UFC events in three days and two long-term champions being dethroned. Here's how our rankings have changed mid-month as a result. MMA overall (or "pound-for-pound") top 100: Rockhold jumps to #4,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
Unfortunately, no. The "real world" has greatly impacted this year's coverage and I'm just maintaining the bare minimum for now. I'll try to update some more of the stats pretty soon but that's about it.
How can you tell how good a boxer is going to be, early in his pro career? We're going to try to figure that out with a new grading system. Each time a boxer makes his debut in our Heavyweight... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at SportsRatings: Boxing/MMA
We're going to combine our pre-season and Week 1 Heisman Watch into one special double-sized issue. Here goes. Pre-season Our pre-season Heisman list is composed of those players left over from last year's official Heisman Trophy vote, in order—with a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten #1; East #1) #1 2014 Results AP #1 USA #1 Strength:#2 Success:#1 Overall:#1 Record: 14-1 Bowl: Beat Alabama 42-35 (Sugar) Beat Oregon 42-20 (Championship) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Georgia Bulldogs (SEC #1; East #1) #2 2014 Results AP #9 USA #9 Strength:#5 Success:#13 Overall:#5 Record: 10-3 Bowl: Beat Louisville 37-14 (Belk) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #9 | USA #9 | Lindy's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 TCU Horned Frogs (Big Twelve #1) #3 2014 Results AP #3 USA #3 Strength:#1 Success:#5 Overall:#3 Record: 12-1 Bowl: Beat Mississippi 42-3 (Peach) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #2 | USA #2 | Lindy's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Baylor Bears (Big Twelve #2) #4 2014 Results AP #7 USA #8 Strength:#6 Success:#11 Overall:#6 Record: 11-2 Bowl: Lost to Michigan State 42-41 (Cotton) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #4 | USA #4 |... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Oregon Ducks (Pac-12 #1; North #1) #5 2014 Results AP #2 USA #2 Strength:#4 Success:#2 Overall:#2 Record: 13-2 Bowl: Beat Florida State 59-20 (Rose) Lost to Ohio State 42-20 (Championship) 2015 Outlook Picks:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC #2; West #1) #6 2014 Results AP #4 USA #4 Strength:#3 Success:#4 Overall:#4 Record: 12-2 Bowl: Lost to Ohio State 42-35 (Sugar) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #3 | USA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 Tennessee Volunteers (SEC #3; East #2) #7 2014 Results AP NR USA NR Strength:#24 Success:#51 Overall:#33 Record: 7-6 Bowl: Beat Iowa 45-28 (TaxSlayer) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #25 | USA #25 | Lindy's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football
SportsRatings 2015 College Football Pre-season Top 128 LSU Tigers (SEC #4; West #2) #8 2014 Results AP #31 USA #33 Strength:#12 Success:#24 Overall:#18 Record: 8-5 Bowl: Lost to Notre Dame 31-28 (Music City) 2015 Outlook Picks: AP #14 | USA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at SportsRatings: College Football