I am confused on how the rating and rankings are done on pokemon.com, it does not make sense to me. My son has been in third place for awhile now in the state we are in, and has been trying to get closer to second place by doing multiple state tournoments. I just looked at the standings on pokemon.com after this weekend, and the kid in first stayed in first, the kid in second was bumped into fourth, my son remains in third and there is now a new kid that had no ranking whatsoever before in second place? The kid in first has 23 player points and 40 championship points, the new kid in second that had no rating at all before has 4 player points and 8 championship points, my son that's still listed in third has 18 player points and 24 championship points and the kid that was in second that's somehow now in fourth has 27 player points and 34 championship points. From what I found out about the kid that was never on the list at all before, it was his first time playing a tournoment, and he came in second at states and got 4 player points and 8 championship points. I dont understand how somebody that was never even in the top thousand before, would suddenly be ranked number two in the state because of only one tournoment? If they rank everybody by the "rating" numbers, then you could in theroy play one tournoment that goes ten rounds without a loss and be number one in your state. If you were to play this one tournoment and win ten rounds, you could then sit out the year with a really high 1700.00 player rating and nobody would come close to touching you playing all season. I dont understand the whole thing, so if there is somebody out there that knows how this works please respond.