Coronavirus and sports leagues: obtaining a fair ranking when the season cannot resume

  title={Coronavirus and sports leagues: obtaining a fair ranking when the season cannot resume},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} Csat{\'o}},
  journal={Ima Journal of Management Mathematics},
  • L. Csató
  • Published 5 May 2020
  • Economics
  • Ima Journal of Management Mathematics
Abstract Many sports leagues are played in a tightly scheduled round-robin format, leaving a limited time window to postpone matches. If the season cannot resume due to an external shock such as the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the ranking of the teams becomes non-trivial: it is necessary to account for schedule imbalances and possibly for the different number of matches played. First in the literature, we identify a set of desired axioms for ranking in these incomplete tournaments. It is… 
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