- Oct 25, 2012
- Reaction score
sample size being smaller this year makes the swings bigger for this stage in the season compared to a typical yearThough 2/11
Illinois is 4th in NET - 22nd in RPI - 4th in Kenpom
Iowa is 8th in NET - 58th in RPI - 5th in Kenpom
Colgate is 13th in NET - 49th in RPI - 102nd in Kenpom
wisconsin is 18th in NET - 55th in RPI - 11th in Kenpom.
After last night, the Gophers have moved up to 49th in NET - 37th in RPI - 36th in Kenpom.
I have no point with these numbers other than to illustrate some pretty wild swings.
It is one tool and a very good one. Looking at Kenpom history, those teams in the top 10 have gigantic win totals and high seeds. If everybody played everybody we would have a perfect system. Without that they need other tools and if your efficient you simply win a ton.Efficiency has become a measuring stick all it's own. And while I am not against alternative statistics, when they take on a life of their own they start to lose relation to the point of playing competitive games. To win.
The same argument for efficiency is the same strange one you are starting to hear in baseball about WAR. When they don't match up to what we see in the win columns, the stat heads start to move to the argument that maybe winning and losing is not the best measurement of who is actually the better team.