@Cagkan_Coskun in another thread was asking about what sandbagging is when it comes to tournaments.
Sandbagging is when you bring a team who’s AFS is below a certain threshold based on the rank and league you are fighting at. When you are sandbagging you can expect to face teams that are 100-300% stronger than your team. So if you bring a team with say 1,000 AFS when the game is expecting a minimum of say 1,200 you can expect to face a team with 2,000-4,000 AFS. Now if you bring a team with say 1,300 to that same battle you might still get a team in the 2,000 range but the gap between your original team and the 1,300 team will be much more reasonable, and you could potentially get a matchup against a team with only say 1,600.
This setup does cause folks to think they are being overly punished and then they can’t understand why their next match is so easy. For instance using the numbers above and the 1,200 cutoff. I bring a team with 1,000 AFS and get an opponent with 2,500 AFS which is 150% stronger than my team and I get stomped on. I have no Dino’s left so I wait a bit for cool downs and while waiting my rank drops and now when I bring that same team of 1,000 but the cutoff based on the rank and league I am fighting out now is 900, I bring my 1,000 AFS team and get an opponent with 1,300 and win it easily which moves me up in the league and back over the 1,200 threshold and my next battle I get smoked again with a match up of 3,000 AFS. This time I have another team that I bring which is 1,250 AFS and I get an opponent with 1,700 AFS a tough but easily doable matchup.
I am not aware of anyone that has specific information on the cutoffs that exist for the various leagues or ranks within them, however if you are getting extremely difficult matches over and over at a certain league and rank combination the game thinks you are “sandbagging” so it is trying to tell you that you need to bring a stronger team.
If you do not have stronger creatures the least frustrating thing to do is wait a while until you drop some ranks and then give it another try.