May 26, 2014

Data Visualization Update

I've made some more updates to my KenPom visualization and used it to capture a few observations (perhaps very obvious ones) from the last year in college basketball.

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May 05, 2014

Baby's First Data Visualization

Though I've put up a few smaller exercises before, I finally have a draft version of the first full data visualization that I've done the majority of the work on [1]. It's based on a metric I created last week using kenpom data.

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Apr 28, 2014

New KenPom Metric

In the process of writing an article about March Madness ticket prices (coming soon), I ended up on kenpom.com, an absolutely fantastic site for college basketball analysis. The rankings and associated metrics produced by the site's namesake, Ken Pomeroy, have become nearly industry standard for coaches and fans alike. Note that parts of the site are behind a paywall but if you have even the slightest overlaping interesting in college basketball and statistics, it's definitely worth the subscription fee of $19.99.

The whole site is worth a look but I'd like to focus on one particular statistic here: win probability.

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