Originally Posted by cortdawg25
well more people should become ridiculous and do their rankings that way. Afterall, a ranking should be earned atleast right.
If i'm ranked #5 and i beat #3, i should move atleast to #4. If i'm #3 and i beat #5, i should atleast remain #3, afterall i did win!
In your second example, if you win extremely unconvincingly, and in the opinion of some experts, were lucky to get the decision at all; and
if the guy who is #4 had recently beaten the same guy easily, then there is a strong case for the guy who is #4 being ranked above you.
Of course rankings have to be earned - but to say that the only
way of moving up is to beat someone listed higher than you is just not how any
credible rankings have ever
worked. If that was how they worked, Andre Ward would never have even got into the Super 6 tournament because at that stage he had never beaten any ranked fighter. He got into the rankings due to a long list of impressive victories over nobodies and has-beens - but he's since proven that his ranking was fully justified.