Using Excel and Wikipedia
Wikipedia often has the results of a particular sport in a tabular format. You can use Excel, which has a simple data import function - select the DATA ribbon, then FROM WEB, then paste the web address.
Using Massey Ratings Data
http://www.masseyratings.com has most of the American sports results which can also be downloaded (see video below).
Dr Tim Chartier has produced some programs to use this data to rank teams: a web site that ranks men's Collegiate basketball teams (see March Madness) and two Java programs (see video below), one for Massey the other for the Colley method. If you want a copy of these Java programs contact me via my Google+ profile below.
The Java ranking programs need two files, which can either be downloaded from masseyratings.com or generated yourself:
1. game data text file.
2. team name text file.
NOTE: the first field - number of days since 1/1/0000 is irrelevant.
For Australian Football i generated these two files-
Click here for Game File for 2014
Click here for team file
Contact me via my Google+ profile below if you have any other sports data.
How do I get data from masseyratings.com and also use the Java programs to rank my sport?