Unfortunately MUTRank will not be returning for Madden 18. It's been a hell of a ride with a lot of highs and lows. But when this thing was created, I never imagined that over one million of you would have used this thing I built, and a hundred thousand of you would become regulars. It's been pretty incredible.
Why is the site going away? There is no single reason, and no real drama behind it. The truth is I just don't have the passion for the game mode anymore. After pouring several thousand dollars into both the Madden and FIFA Ultimate Team modes over the years, I'm very happy to have cut the cord. I tried moving to just Draft Champions, but I also get pretty embarassing levels of rage when playing these games (which I don't get with literally any other game type), so at some point you stop and ask yourself - why am I doing this if it isn't fun?
So as unsatisfying as that may be... that's really all there is to it.
I'd like to give a special shout out to Eric "Problem" Wright and Lnyol, who with nothing more than a shake of a hand partnered with my website when it had only ten thousand visitors per month and asked for nothing in return. That partnership was put to the test almost immediately, and I couldn't believe the effort those guys put into keeping the site going. It's very rare you meet people with integrity and honor in this community, or life in general, so I'll never forget how much those guys stepped up for one of the little guys in the community. Especially when they had so little to gain in return. It was truly an honor to be associated with the GOAT of Madden.
I'd also like to give a huge shout out to persianzilla, my buddy from FIFA who asked me so many "who should I buy" questions that I created this website to shut him up. Also shout out to the fact that he still kept asking me who to buy anyway.
Finally, thanks to the Reddit community at /r/MaddenUltimateTeam. This site was born there, and would never have become what it was without all of your support and feedback, particularly last year when I wanted to quit. I wish you all the greatest of pulls in Madden 18!