We have developed a new metric to rank a team’s performance over the course of the season. It’s a first draft model that will likely need some tweaking, but as of now it features a collection of record, winning percentage, strength of schedule, sets differential, point differential, hitting percentage and opponent hitting percentage – all with different modifiers.
We plugged in the teams who made the Sweet 16 into the metric to take a look at their rating to this point in the year. Before we reveal those numbers, out of comparison here are the numbers that the past five National Champions:
|1||2013 Penn State||150.34|
|2||2014 Penn State||147.31|
As you can see, the most dominant teams score around 150. A surprise Stanford National Championship team in 2016 was just above 130. Here’s the results to this point this season; keep in mind that with more matches to go teams can still add to their numbers even more.
The formula of how the totals are put together is a sum of the following:
- (Wins – Losses) x 0.5
- (Win %) x 10
- (335 – SOS#) x 0.3
- (Sets Won – Sets Lost) x 0.1
- (Points Won – Points Lost) x 0.01
- (Hitting % – Opponent Hitting %) x 50