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What is the hardest pod...


I am posting this under numbers and statistics since I am aggregating all of the numbers posted here.
I took the following items for each team:
Wins, Losses, RPI, Power Ranking, Offense, Defense and SOS, then for each pod I totaled each category and divided by the number of teams in the pod to get the pod average. once I had the pod average, I assigned a 1-16 rank to each category, once again, totaled up the averages for the pod and then divided by 7 for the number of categories to get an aggregate ranking for the pod based on the teams in it. And highlighted the cells that were the #1 in each category for their average score just to make the #1 for each stand out.

Pod N came out to be the toughest pod, however take it with a grain of salt as there are only 3 teams. After N it was J, K, L, A.

The pods of least resistance appear to be O, G, F, E, H.

Here is a link to a google doc with the raw numbers if anyone wanted it.
2017 Pod Rankings

if anyone sees a flaw in my logic let me know and I can adjust as necessary.

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Re: What is the hardest pod...


I like the analysis... only problem is that teams like JMU and PSU are completely different tournament teams than they are regular season teams because of their roster size.
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longshanks78 wrote:

I like the analysis... only problem is that teams like JMU and PSU are completely different tournament teams than they are regular season teams because of their roster size.



Thanks, but yeah I agree it's flawed since its regular season. I'll leave the standard deviation and historical data to the statistical gurus if they're running simulations and win probability.
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