Posts Tagged ‘Statistics’

2012 NCAA Bracket Methodology: Experience Matters; Weighted-Average-Experience (WAE)

March 14, 2012 2 comments

As I have written about lately, I feel very strongly that experience matters in basketball. Be it the NBA or the NCAA, the teams that win championships are usually stocked full of very good players who have a wealth of basketball experience.

This is the methodology I have used in picking my bracket for this year’s First Off The Bench Bloggers Cup. Although I think that experience really matter I couldn’t just simply calculate the average of a team’s experience (number of years each player has played college ball) and pick winners based on that; it would be much too simple and wouldn’t work at all, I don’t think. Read more…


Steelers, Packers, Super Bowl 2011 Stats Break Down

January 30, 2011 1 comment

Predicting the winner of the Super Bowl can be a precarious game. What information should be used to base the judgment; individual statistics of players, team statistics, history between teams, coaching strategies, color of jerseys, or good ol’ gut feeling?

The way I see it, Read more…