how exactly are the points you score in a match and the points your opponents score in a match reflected in your score? (WPs and SPs)? how would scoring rings for your opponents be a good strategy? How does your WPs and SPs affect your overall ranking?
All the answers to your questions are found in Section 3 - The Tournament of the VEX Round Up Manual. Some important definitions are quoted below.
• At the conclusion of each match, Win Points (WP) will be issued:
o Winning teams of a qualifying match receive two (2) WP
o Losing teams of a qualifying match receive zero (0) WP
o If a qualifying match ends in a tie, all four teams receive one (1) WP
o If a team is disqualified they receive zero (0) WP
• All teams in each Qualifying Match will also receive Strength of Schedule Points (SP).
o The number of SP assigned for each match, is that of the losing alliance’s score.
o In the event of a tie, both alliances will receive the same SP (equal to the tie score).
o If a team is disqualified they receive zero (0) SP
o If both teams on an alliance are disqualified, the teams on the winning Alliance will be awarded their
own score as their SP for that match.