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Hey, welcome to my basketball rankings site, where I do some math and try to tell you which teams are best. Here’s a key to tell you what the different things in the college basketball spreadsheet mean.

Rank: Power ranking of a given team. Based on Performance-Adjusted EM Rating

Team: Division I Men’s College Basketball schools with enough qualifying games

Eigenvector Rating: Raw algorithmic rating. Based on offensive and defensive efficiency, adjusted for strength of schedule. Read more about it here.

EM Rating: Eigenvector Ratings converted to an expected margin of victory of Team against a median opponent at a neutral location in a game of 100 possessions. Another way to read this is “[Team] is [EM Rating] points better than a median team over 100 possessions.”

Performance-Adjusted EM Rating: A small adjustment to EM Rating that corrects for how well a team has performed thus far in the season

Percentile: A percentile rating based on the spread and mean of Performance-Adjusted EM Rating. To be taken with a grain of salt as the ratings aren’t quite normally distributed. Bounds are 0 (bad) – 100 (good).

OffE: Points per possession

DefE: Points allowed per possession

SOS: Average Performance-Adjusted EM Rating of opponent

Tempo: Average number possessions per game

If you have any questions or criticisms or want to know which teams you should pick in your parlay, you can always email me at kylecox@utexas.edu.

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