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A good first weekend for SPI

Updated: December 7, 2009, 11:23 AM ET
By Nate Silver | Special to ESPN.com

In its first full weekend of action, the Soccer Power Index had a rather good day. One of the teams it had highlighted as being underrated (Cameroon) advanced into the World Cup, while other favorites (Uruguay and Portugal) scored key goals to give themselves a leg up in their home-and-home playoff matches. Let's take a look at who has moved up and moved down significantly, based on their ratings, as a result of Saturday's competition:

Moving Up

Uruguay (+0.5 points from ...

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