Feb 10 2009

Predicting Team Rebounding Rates

Tweet As we saw in my post on ranking net efficiency ratings, we don’t gain a lot of information by ranking NBA efficiency ratings at the team level. In other words, finding each team’s rating does not affect their overall ranking very much. The same holds true for offensive and defensive rebounding rates, and I [...]

Feb 4 2009

Ranking Net Efficiency Ratings

Tweet I’ve been lucky enough to take part in an independent study with my advisor this semester, where I study various methods for ranking things, like sports teams. Our specific area of application is the NCAA tournament, but these methods can be used for much more. My main interest is in how to apply ranking [...]

Dec 26 2008

Rating 3pt Statistics with the Colley Matrix Method

Tweet Taking into account opponent strength is one area I continually question when studying all forms of NBA statistics, whether it be at the team, 5-player unit, or individual player level. Having the ability to quantify this is something I want to get a handle on, so I’ve spent time studying methods the BCS uses [...]

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