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 firstname.lastname@example.org.