An ELO Look at the Draw

Few weeks back I wrote about eloratings.net and forward looking ELO’s.

https://dingostats.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/the-grandfather/

Brazil gets an extra 42 points for being the home team as well.

GROUP A   GROUP B   GROUP C   GROUP D
Brazil 2174 Spain 2094 Colombia 1934 Uruguay 1920
Croatia 1775 Netherlands 1975 Greece 1809 England 1918
Mexico 1762 Chile 1912 Ivory Coast 1793 Italy 1899
Cameroon 1600 Australia 1673 Japan 1709 Costa Rica 1679
GROUP E   GROUP F   GROUP G   GROUP H
France 1912 Argentina 2016 Germany 2072 Russia 1815
Ecuador 1838 Bosnia 1754 Portugal 1917 Belgium 1803
Switzerland 1809 Nigeria 1725 USA 1819 South Korea 1634
Honduras 1642 Iran 1681 Ghana 1707 Algeria 1589

EASIEST GROUP: H (avg 1710)

TOUGHEST GROUP: B (avg 1914)

EASIEST OPPONENTS: Brazil (avg 462 points difference)

TOUGHEST OPPONENTS: Australia (avg -321 points difference)

MOST EVEN GROUP: C (average 245.5 points from mean)

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