The Trackwrestling ranking is based on how a wrestler has done in 4 different levels of tournaments in the past 365 days. The 4 levels are local, state, regional national, and national. (determined by TW) Each category gets an average percentile of how the wrestler finished in the bracket they were in for that tournament. Larger, tougher events are weighted heavier but where a wrestler places in relation to the bracket size still determines the rank value for each event.
For example, getting 4th in a bracket with 8 wrestlers is the same as getting 8th in a bracket with 16 wrestlers. For everyone that doesn't place, their percentile is based on the number of wins they get. The percentiles values for each category are then combined and weighted (by the event level) to give the final number.
TW rankings are NOT impacted by a wrestler's record or significant wins. Also, the rank value of any defeated opponent DOES NOT impact your TW rank value. The TW ranking is calculated ONLY by how you place in TW events as described above.
The stars indicate how a particular profile compares to all of the TW profiles in the system. If you hover over the stars you will see that comparison as a percentage value.
A wrestlers ranking is re-calculated about once every two to four weeks (the rank date tells you when it was last calculated). The rankings are done automatically, manual changes cannot be made (even by TW staff) and every profile is calculated using the exact same formula. Be sure the events are correct on your profile and the ranking will be accurate.