I like numbers too ...but only cos i spend a week a month trying to prove my bad numbers are actually better than someone else good numbers. It works 'cos i'm still getting paid \o/
A practical test for the validity of the results would be to do this simple test when there are next a few folk about ....
6 people play and the x people that watch, rank those playing, by committee discussion, into 1st to 6th. Then (probably) a different 3 (or so) will play next time round, and they get 'slotted' into the 'league' where the combined opinions deem accurate.
This can be repeated as people are seived into their slots.
And repeat agan, until you get bored doing it or someone breaks down in tears as they're having a bad day polo playing. It would however show up those whose opinions widely skew the end result ...i.e. in my other post using the fictitious Jess example as an example (sorry again luv) by having her voted in second position by one individual.
It does jack-shit to promote better team playing nor does it give any guidance to indicate which 3 might play best, but if you're competitive enough to wonder where you fit in the league of buddies, it's possibly the fairest way.
Reet - now i'm gonna go draw some graphs ... nothing to do with ^