It probably has been suggested before but I did a few quick searches and didn’t find it.
Thinking about teams that intentionally throw Wars, what if there was automatically declared wars in a sort of bracket system similar to how basketball playoffs happen? Forcing each team to fight a few battles in the 7 day period which either forces them to move up or down.
The details in how many wars, how teams match, etc could be adjusted to need. (For example if each team had a mandatory war with every team it would be the ideal evaluation but we probably don’t want to make 25 day long reshuffling, but it could be done traditional bracket style or maybe each team battles 4 behind them and 3 in front of them in rank adjusted by position)
Regular War declarations could be kept for bonus wars.
Was just an idea. I’m sure it’s probably been ruled out, but it might reduce sandbagging some. Of corse I think incentives still need to be raised as well. But I was thinking how most teams declare on any easy win. A truer rank would force difficult wars.