The ratings are back! I have my +resist to fire eq ready to go. Usually I would list 100 teams, but limitations in the data mean that I am only listing 50 for now.
If you feel strongly that you belong on this list but don't see your name, it may be possible that this is due to the ratings not having enough data on you. The deviation for your rating has to be below 2.2 to be listed (which roughly amounts to around 18 to 20 rounds). I count somewhere around 25 teams that might have a good enough rating but lack the number of rounds necessary to give the system enough confidence.
If you feel strongly that some teams are not correctly ranked, consider:
There have been significant changes to the ratings algorithm from last year. For a detailed description, please follow this link. The changes can be briefly summarized as follows:
For a sense of what the ratings number actually means:
If you are attentive to the rating number - not just the ranking - it will help you to understand even large differences in ranking might not amount to very much difference between teams. For example, the difference between the 13th ranked team and the 21st ranked team is only about 1 point, meaning that a debate between them would be treated as little more than a coin flip.
If you follow the link given above, you will find some graphics showing how the new ratings algorithm has performed when using data from the past four years. While the ratings don't explicitly set out to predict at large bids, they would have produced ballots well within the range of error of the actual human voters. They would have performed as a slightly below average voter for first round bids, but would have actually been an above average voter for second round bids.