Q: Why are forfeits not included in the ratings and standings?

A:  Forfeits are really "administrative losses" and, in my opinion, do not detract from a team's on-field performance.

Even if the forfeits are for an ineligible player, I think that teams should be rated by what they accomplish (or have accomplished) on the field; including forfeits in the standings and computer ratings make scoring totals inconsistent and make accurate assessments of a team's true schedule strength impossible.

As such, forfeits will not be included in these computer ratings (or region standings) but will be noted on the Byes and Missing Games page.