How will playoffs be handled? Could our ranking go down by losing in the playoffs?
All matches in a tournament, including playoff matches, will be calculated the same. So, the results of all individual sets played during a tournament will be treated the same and calculated as described in earlier answers. So, a team’s ranking may go down if they lose in the playoffs. This change will allow the system to operate as it is originally designed. A team’s rankings will change based on its results in sets/matches against other teams in the rankings.