We present a one parameter family of ratings and rankings that includes the Markov method, as well as the methods of Colley and Massey as particular cases. The rankings are based on a natural network diffusion process that unites the methodologies above in a common framework and brings strong intuition to how and why they differ. We also explore the behavior of the ranking family using both real and simulated data.
Devlin, Stephen and Treloar, Thomas, "A network diffusion ranking family that includes the methods of Markov, Massey, and Colley" (2018). Mathematics. 38.