Mexico Rides Strong Pitching To The Top Of Our Unnecessarily Abstruse Little League World Series Power Rankingsdmr8/24/11 5:45pmFiled to: LLWSBaseballLittle League World SeriesMathNerdsDruryNewssabermetricsLittle league world series sabermetrics0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Welcome to the second installment of DRURY, our exclusive Little League World Series power ranking and prediction engine. Yesterday's edition was postponed due to the earthquake and lack of interest. The ranking is a composite of the teams' box score statistics and schedule strength—see the original post for more detail. Today's update sees Mexico overtaking the U.S. West team on the strength of their pitching: And here are the predictions for today's matchups: Advertisement Advertisement Mexico over Latin America, 86.7% West over Northwest, 87.5%DRURY's overconfidence in its predictions is compensation for its low self-esteem. It might also have something to do with Mexico and the West's utter dominance so far. We just print what it tells us. The next update will be on Friday; please survive until then.