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3A-A multi-year improvement

 Unlike 4A, the teams in classes 3A-A play a lot of connecting games. Thus, rankings for 3A-A teams should be more accurate than 4A team rankings. Given this proposed improved level of accuracy, how many teams have improved in both 2008 and 2009? There are 243 teams in the 3A-A pool. Of this number, 52 […] Continue reading →

4A Multi-year improvement

 From year to year, some teams improve and some teams do not. Let’s assume that 1/2 of the teams rise in the rankings from one year to the next (24 teams). So after two years 12 teams should have improved over this span (1/2)*(1/2)*48. It turns out that only 5 teams have shown consecutive improvement […] Continue reading →

Predicting a decade in the future

 game, pred, corr/totl, ratio, notes 2009, 2008, 1292/1800, 0.718, 2 teams set to 0.00 2009, 2007, 1157/1800, 0.643, 14 teams set to 0.00 2009, 2006, 1125/1800, 0.625, 17 teams set to 0.00 2009, 2005, 1094/1800, 0.608, 20 teams set to 0.00 2009, 2004, 1075/1800, 0.597, 23 teams set to 0.00 2009, 2003, 1023/1800, 0.568, 32 […] Continue reading →

Tradition, one year tradition

 So with schedules to be released in 2 days, the inevitable question is “who has the toughest schedule?” To answer this question, a estimate of all team strengths is required. However, no games are been played, so what should be done? Possibilities: 1. Use last year’s team strengths 2. Use a different year’s team strengths […] Continue reading →