Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vulgar Statistics: Power Rankings at the All Star Break

Look, I understand that Power Rankings are essentially meaningless.  The teams are usually arranged on a whim by “professional” analysts who can’t possibly have an informed opinion on more than three or four teams.  That’s why, two years ago, I sought to create a Power Rankings system that at least means something.  Not surprisingly, this system is based on statistics.  Now this means it does have to be taken with a grain of salt, but at least when someone asks me why a team is in a certain slot, I have a better answer than “that’s just how I felt.”

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