I decided to create PEPPR: PoloEquestrian.com’s Polo Player Rankings because I thought it was needed. It creates a status, acknowledges achievements, and creates a bit of hype for the sport. I have tinkered with it for months till I felt it was ready for launch.
As I said in the article, “… it is still a work in progress. Other factors may be added. I’m sure it will continue to evolve, in a good way. We are not saying this is the definitive ranking system, but at the moment it is the only one around.”
Right now, I’m hyped. I’ve had a few months pandering to my geek needs, immersed in a swarm of multi-linked excel spreadsheets. Now it is out there.
There are going to be critics who will argue the various factors and points allocations. While I have devised the system, I will listen to anyone who has practical criticism on how to improve PEPPR. As I said, it is a work in progress.
There are going to be players who think they are worth more than they are ranked. I hope you see it as a challenge to work your way up the rankings.
To work this system, you have to play polo. Read that line again.