Top Ranked Analytic / Tactical Sports

Which sports are rated highest for analysis -  the ability of the mental system to evaluate and react to strategic situations (tactical ability)? This list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website. The currently highest rated sports for analysis fencing, then orienteering, both very intellectual sports where you need good tactics and navigate around a course.

The ratings are still being recorded (this list is from December 2019), so the list order may change over time. Although over 50 of the world's major sports have been analyzed, there may be others that were not included and could also be ranked highly too. You can add your own rating for sports.

The analytic ability sports ranking list by the expert panel from ESPN may provide a more reliable list.

Ranking Sport Rating
1 Fencing 84.6
2 Orienteering 83.4
3 Lawn Bowls 83.0
4 Ultimate 82.9
5 Road Cycling 80.3
6 Water Polo 79.8
7 Rugby Union 79.8
8 American Football 79.8
9 Badminton 79.5
10 Golf 79.3

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