I'm in Silver league, and I have about 400 points. This ranks me at about 30th in my division. Using SC2Ranks.com, I looked at one of the top Gold divisions and noticed that if I were in Gold, I would be ranked at about 60th place, assuming points mean the same thing across leagues. So that is my question, does it make sense for me to compare points across leagues?
The reason I ask is because we recently created a custom division for Starcraft.org - you can see it at this link. You'll notice the top Platinum player has around 741 points, whereas the top Diamond player has around 537. If points meant the same thing across leagues, I would expect the website to rank the 741-point player at the top, despite him being in Platinum league.
I also notice that that custom division website gives each person a "value" - which I had presumed was some combination of points + league, making me question further whether points could be compared against leagues.
So can you compare points across leagues?