IGN: Is there any sort of self rating for the online matchmaking? If I'm just starting out but I got the game a month after release, but I know I'm a good FIFA player, can I rate myself as a solid competitor to get a better match when I first start? 

Mike Takla: No there isn't a way to rate yourself, but for those looking for a challenge there is always the option of going into the lobbies to find players of a higher skill level as well as trying to beat people using a weaker team, and both of these will allow you to rank up faster.