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2018-2019 HuskerGeek Ratings Leaders

Sport School Rating
ViPR D1 Volleyball Stanford 1,750.6919
BPR D1 NCAAWBB Baylor 0.7877

Football clemson 12.6021
Men's Basketball duke 12.9757
Women's Basketball baylor 13.5441
Baseball vanderbilt 10.1606
Softball oklahoma 13.3516
Ice Hockey st cloud st 10.4909
Men's Lacrosse penn st 7.8422
Women's Lacrosse maryland 11.2186
Men's Soccer palm beach atl 10.6001
Women's Soccer usc 12.7949
Men's Volleyball hawaii 9.4513
Women's Volleyball stanford 12.9947
Field Hockey north carolina 12.5324

Big Ten - Conference Overview

Conference Division: Division 1
Rnk. Team Résumé Recent ViPR Adj SP% Adj SO% Adj. Hit Mar.
1st Nebraska 1,760.8813 1,737.0265 1,748.9132 56.94 73.08 0.296
2nd Minnesota 1,761.8877 1,710.5343 1,736.0211 53.98 73.84 0.263
3rd Illinois 1,734.4525 1,708.2989 1,721.3260 54.41 72.35 0.276
4th Wisconsin 1,733.3056 1,705.4326 1,719.3126 53.50 73.38 0.280
5th Penn St. 1,734.8554 1,697.6461 1,716.1499 52.68 73.02 0.246
6th Michigan 1,673.1176 1,639.1175 1,656.0303 51.28 68.84 0.196
7th Purdue 1,647.5490 1,613.7078 1,630.5406 51.22 66.07 0.192
8th Indiana 1,610.0184 1,575.4953 1,592.6633 47.83 64.96 0.128
9th Maryland 1,608.7671 1,575.3953 1,591.9938 49.05 62.98 0.119
10th Iowa 1,603.9780 1,570.2604 1,587.0296 47.11 64.88 0.125
11th Michigan St. 1,586.5904 1,557.9343 1,572.1970 47.66 62.75 0.110
12th Ohio St. 1,576.0438 1,536.8709 1,556.3341 45.17 63.77 0.078
13th Northwestern 1,567.6304 1,522.5887 1,544.9454 45.99 61.22 0.067
14th Rutgers 1,478.9243 1,458.7749 1,468.8151 41.39 57.61 0.015

ViPR Adjusted Offenses and Defenses are adjusted to expected values against an average team in the same division.

ViPR Division Adjusted Offenses

Rnk. Team Hit% Kill% HE% AST% O_DIG% O_BLK% ACE%
1st Minnesota 0.3721 45.29 8.08 41.42 44.00 2.49 6.44
2nd Illinois 0.3608 46.99 10.91 44.01 40.93 3.32 8.03
3rd Wisconsin 0.3597 45.33 9.36 42.74 42.10 3.55 6.53
4th Nebraska 0.3436 44.57 10.21 41.19 45.21 3.11 8.19
5th Penn St. 0.3342 44.20 10.78 40.98 44.13 4.34 6.51
6th Purdue 0.3134 42.71 11.36 39.61 44.90 3.08 6.96
7th Michigan 0.3006 42.15 12.09 39.40 45.59 5.37 6.68
8th Iowa 0.2896 40.69 11.73 38.54 47.36 4.42 5.47
9th Indiana 0.2660 39.34 12.73 36.49 48.82 4.54 5.30
10th Ohio St. 0.2632 40.37 14.05 37.76 45.04 4.22 7.77
11th Michigan St. 0.2574 41.35 15.61 38.30 44.24 5.57 7.08
12th Maryland 0.2564 38.73 13.09 35.88 48.67 4.20 6.72
13th Northwestern 0.2320 39.62 16.42 36.67 44.97 6.91 6.68
14th Rutgers 0.2166 38.68 17.02 36.48 46.52 6.57 6.57

ViPR Division Adjusted Defenses

Rnk. Team O_Hit% O_Kill% O_HE% O_AST% DIG% BLK% O_ACE%
1st Nebraska 0.0476 24.38 19.62 23.18 58.44 8.90 3.96
2nd Wisconsin 0.0799 27.58 19.59 26.43 55.14 8.77 4.19
3rd Illinois 0.0852 28.18 19.66 26.81 55.09 9.07 3.86
4th Penn St. 0.0879 28.66 19.87 27.64 55.44 9.49 2.58
5th Michigan 0.1042 29.11 18.69 27.85 55.67 6.73 3.49
6th Minnesota 0.1093 28.94 18.01 28.29 55.52 7.55 3.46
7th Purdue 0.1213 30.97 18.84 29.05 52.92 7.77 5.11
8th Maryland 0.1374 31.87 18.14 29.96 51.72 7.57 4.95
9th Indiana 0.1377 31.96 18.19 30.66 52.13 8.08 3.76
10th Michigan St. 0.1472 34.72 20.00 32.71 47.93 9.27 5.84
11th Iowa 0.1642 33.01 16.59 31.29 51.73 6.79 4.53
12th Northwestern 0.1653 34.23 17.70 32.05 50.57 7.40 5.98
13th Ohio St. 0.1850 34.67 16.17 32.10 51.88 6.28 5.98
14th Rutgers 0.2016 37.16 17.00 34.99 46.50 8.71 7.13

Conference Strength

Description Average Remove First and Last Remove Top and Bottom 2 Remove Top and Bottom 3 Composite
Scores 1,631.5909 1,635.3787 1,634.3577 1,633.2397 1,633.6417
Difference 3.7878 2.7669 1.6488 2.7345

Point Totals

Offense Defense
Team Sets S SP SA SE SP% S/SA S/SE OS SPA SAA SEA SO% OS/SAA OS/SEA
Nebraska 133 3,105 1,505 215 285 48.47 14.4 10.9 2,507 882 124 296 64.82 20.2 8.5
Minnesota 107 2,570 1,191 140 143 46.34 18.4 18.0 2,124 716 93 189 66.29 22.8 11.2
Penn St. 118 2,779 1,273 155 239 45.81 17.9 11.6 2,329 800 82 245 65.65 28.4 9.5
Illinois 132 3,090 1,445 216 311 46.76 14.3 9.9 2,620 936 130 228 64.28 20.2 11.5
Wisconsin 117 2,715 1,225 147 225 45.12 18.5 12.1 2,333 813 119 190 65.15 19.6 12.3
Michigan 122 2,798 1,236 159 224 44.17 17.6 12.5 2,563 989 110 234 61.41 23.3 11.0
Purdue 130 2,893 1,292 171 257 44.66 16.9 11.3 2,714 1,104 156 207 59.32 17.4 13.1
Indiana 120 2,619 1,110 122 193 42.38 21.5 13.6 2,559 1,052 118 203 58.89 21.7 12.6
Michigan St. 121 2,672 1,165 176 242 43.60 15.2 11.0 2,623 1,114 169 237 57.53 15.5 11.1
Maryland 114 2,512 1,099 156 211 43.75 16.1 11.9 2,474 1,056 141 217 57.32 17.5 11.4
Iowa 121 2,593 1,068 121 159 41.19 21.4 16.3 2,636 1,103 139 242 58.16 19.0 10.9
Northwestern 116 2,473 1,036 151 202 41.89 16.4 12.2 2,586 1,144 168 218 55.76 15.4 11.9
Ohio St. 122 2,538 984 173 274 38.77 14.7 9.3 2,710 1,161 179 227 57.16 15.1 11.9
Rutgers 114 2,298 873 139 258 37.99 16.5 8.9 2,644 1,252 203 189 52.65 13.0 14.0
Conference Average 121 2,690 1,179 160 230 43.64 17.1 12.1 2,530 1,009 138 223 60.31 19.2 11.5
  • Sets - Team Sets Played
  • S - Serves
  • SP - Service Points
  • SA - Service Aces
  • SE - Service Errors
  • SP% - Service Point Percentage
  • S/SA - Serves Per Service Ace
  • S/SE - Serves Per Service Error
  • OS - Opponent Serves
  • SPA - Service Points Allowed
  • SAA - Service Aces Allowed
  • SEA - Service Errors Against
  • SO% - Team Sideout Percentage
  • OS/SAA - Serves Per Ace Allowed
  • OS/SEA - Serves Per Error Against

The Best Games in the Big Ten

Game Link EPIC Game Date Location Teams Sets Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
GAME

84.93

2018-11-23 University Park, Pa.
Penn St.
Minnesota
3
2
20
25
25
21
30
28
24
26
15
12
GAME

84.54

2018-10-27 Lincoln, Nebraska
Nebraska
Illinois
1
3
29
27
19
25
25
27
22
25
GAME

82.95

2018-10-13 Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin
Illinois
1
3
25
23
21
25
33
35
23
25
GAME

82.34

2018-11-10 Ann Arbor, Mich.
Michigan
Nebraska
1
3
25
15
20
25
26
28
24
26
GAME

81.97

2018-10-19 Champaign, Ill.
Illinois
Michigan
3
2
25
22
24
26
26
24
23
25
15
13
GAME

81.93

2018-10-13 University Park, Pa.
Penn St.
Nebraska
3
2
25
22
11
25
24
26
25
23
15
9
GAME

81.88

2018-10-20 Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota
Nebraska
3
1
19
25
25
23
25
23
25
18
GAME

81.04

2018-09-23 Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa
Michigan
1
3
22
25
30
28
23
25
22
25
GAME

80.92

2018-11-10 Champaign, Ill.
Illinois
Penn St.
3
2
15
25
25
22
27
25
23
25
15
13
GAME

80.73

2018-12-13 Minneapolis, MN
Nebraska
Illinois
3
2
22
25
16
25
25
23
25
20
15
11

HuskerGeek Big Ten All-Conference

1st Team

Name Team Role
A
A
A
A
D
S
S

2nd Team

Name Team Role
A
A
A
A
D
S
S

Player of the Year

Rank Name Team
1
2
3
4
5

Attacker of the Year

Rank Name Team
1
2
3
4
5

Setter of the Year

Rank Name Team
1
2
3
4
5

Defensive Player of the Year

Rank Name Team
1
2
3
4
5

WPA

Rk. Name Team WPA
1 35.8057
2 33.3986
3 30.8430
4 30.3199
5 29.3787
6 27.5145
7 26.2748
8 26.1229
9 25.4055
10 25.2714

Offensive WPA

Rk. Name Team OWPA
1 22.3318
2 22.2267
3 21.6644
4 18.6164
5 18.1730
6 17.4751
7 17.4628
8 16.8602
9 16.8398
10 16.4195

Defensive WPA

Rk. Name Team DWPA
1 20.0681
2 19.5411
3 18.1641
4 17.1949
5 17.1038
6 16.4486
7 15.8421
8 15.7896
9 15.2164
10 13.7794

WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team WPA/S
1 0.2738
2 0.2713
3 0.2467
4 0.2352
5 0.2332
6 0.2329
7 0.2319
8 0.2251
9 0.2209
10 0.2208

Offensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team OWPA/S
1 0.1830
2 0.1684
3 0.1666
4 0.1576
5 0.1553
6 0.1415
7 0.1400
8 0.1398
9 0.1386
10 0.1348

Defensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team DWPA/S
1 0.1659
2 0.1602
3 0.1457
4 0.1449
5 0.1443
6 0.1376
7 0.1331
8 0.1301
9 0.1264
10 0.1187


Explanations

Conference Strength – The Conference Strength table has two parts.  The first row is a list of averages of the scores for a selection of teams in the conference ranging from all of them under the heading “Average” to an average of teams in the conference if we remove the top and bottom three teams.  This is designed to check if a conference is propped up by its elite teams of held down by its weakest teams.  The Composite score on the far right is an average of those scores.  It is a weighted score where the middle teams have a higher value than the edge teams.  The second row containing difference is simply a measure of how different removing the edge teams makes the conference from its initial average.  If the numbers are positive, then removing the edge teams increases the conferences rating.  If a value grows from the value before it, then the team removed at the bottom of the ratings was rated farther outside of the mean than the team removed at the top of the ratings.  It was weighing the average down so to speak.  The Composite difference at the far right is simply an average of the differences.

The Best Conference Games – A short list of the best games played between two members of the conference which is calculated using the EPIC score of each game.  EPIC score is essentially very simple amounting to adding the teams combined ViPR Rating and the total Win Probability Added scored by each team.

All-Conference Teams – All-conference teams are calculated using Win Probability Added per Set Played and the quality of the team that the player plays on. Team quality is included because better teams tend to have better players and more of them.  This often means that players on better teams have fewer opportunities than standouts on lesser teams.

Awards Lists – Each awards list uses the same formula that is used to calculate All-Conference Teams, and decides based on the focus of the list.  Player of the Year has no limitation on how the player score is added up. While Attacker of the Year must have a higher attack score than any other metric.  Similarly Setter and Defensive Player must acquire most of their score through those metrics.

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