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2021-2022 HuskerGeek Ratings Leaders

Sport School Rating
ViPR D1 Volleyball Wisconsin 1,689.4691

Football georgia 11.8007
Men's Basketball utah st 5.0000
Ice Hockey michigan 10.6956
Men's Soccer washington 9.1488
Women's Soccer florida st 11.0742
Women's Volleyball texas 11.7079
Field Hockey iowa 11.4359

Big Ten - Conference Overview

Conference Division: Division 1
Rnk. Team Résumé Recent ViPR Adj SP% Adj SO% Adj. Hit Mar.
1st Wisconsin 1,687.5258 1,691.4148 1,689.4691 59.13 68.65 0.320
2nd Nebraska 1,678.4686 1,676.5891 1,677.5286 60.66 61.21 0.255
3rd Minnesota 1,649.6945 1,656.0119 1,652.8502 59.02 61.52 0.260
4th Ohio St. 1,646.0597 1,652.0110 1,649.0327 58.59 65.79 0.273
5th Purdue 1,641.5844 1,644.2621 1,642.9227 59.12 62.48 0.264
6th Penn St. 1,619.6277 1,625.1247 1,622.3739 54.01 64.29 0.242
7th Illinois 1,595.6065 1,599.8013 1,597.7025 57.95 58.09 0.183
8th Michigan 1,586.3769 1,589.6556 1,588.0154 58.52 59.15 0.200
9th Maryland 1,542.1622 1,542.6145 1,542.3884 55.38 55.76 0.131
10th Northwestern 1,530.5528 1,533.9018 1,532.2264 51.15 58.13 0.136
11th Michigan St. 1,520.9712 1,526.1005 1,523.5337 52.84 57.11 0.132
12th Indiana 1,485.6482 1,490.1600 1,487.9024 52.46 55.17 0.093
13th Iowa 1,469.7756 1,475.2020 1,472.4863 49.84 55.24 0.054
14th Rutgers 1,431.1872 1,439.1371 1,435.1566 50.93 51.13 0.047

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 Wisconsin 0.3892 49.33 10.41 44.83 36.94 3.78 8.43
2nd Ohio St. 0.3575 47.51 11.76 43.89 38.15 4.18 6.71
3rd Penn St. 0.3493 45.20 10.27 41.67 42.55 3.43 6.40
4th Purdue 0.3466 44.23 9.57 39.54 46.22 2.27 6.73
5th Minnesota 0.3258 42.02 9.44 38.18 45.74 3.44 7.18
6th Nebraska 0.3162 43.60 11.98 39.79 44.09 4.46 7.80
7th Michigan 0.3126 42.37 11.12 37.53 44.78 4.10 9.00
8th Northwestern 0.2856 43.54 14.99 39.49 41.86 5.67 7.75
9th Illinois 0.2793 42.01 14.08 37.71 44.59 4.76 9.91
10th Michigan St. 0.2716 42.69 15.54 39.79 43.84 4.46 8.61
11th Maryland 0.2538 37.79 12.42 34.84 50.18 4.07 7.56
12th Iowa 0.2497 39.61 14.63 35.84 46.39 5.46 7.55
13th Indiana 0.2392 37.89 13.96 34.69 45.27 5.66 6.73
14th Rutgers 0.2290 36.39 13.50 32.82 48.99 6.08 6.90

ViPR Division Adjusted Defenses

Rnk. Team O_Hit% O_Kill% O_HE% O_AST% DIG% BLK% O_ACE%
1st Nebraska 0.0617 25.09 18.92 23.58 58.99 8.09 3.73
2nd Minnesota 0.0656 25.64 19.08 24.18 58.76 8.41 3.70
3rd Wisconsin 0.0694 26.54 19.60 24.70 56.71 8.03 3.40
4th Purdue 0.0827 27.63 19.36 25.05 56.85 8.63 4.13
5th Ohio St. 0.0842 27.48 19.06 24.47 55.38 9.09 2.37
6th Illinois 0.0964 28.53 18.88 25.44 54.69 8.14 3.84
7th Penn St. 0.1068 29.84 19.16 28.01 52.35 9.65 4.01
8th Michigan 0.1129 29.42 18.12 27.14 54.69 8.23 5.59
9th Maryland 0.1230 30.67 18.37 27.78 54.30 9.05 5.77
10th Michigan St. 0.1394 32.70 18.75 30.49 51.09 7.94 5.71
11th Indiana 0.1464 31.31 16.67 28.48 52.41 7.75 5.02
12th Northwestern 0.1495 32.92 17.97 29.89 50.75 8.24 5.87
13th Rutgers 0.1819 34.51 16.32 31.19 50.24 6.61 7.86
14th Iowa 0.1959 34.95 15.35 31.77 49.13 5.52 5.40

Conference Strength

Description Average Remove First and Last Remove Top and Bottom 2 Remove Top and Bottom 3 Composite
Scores 1,579.5421 1,582.4136 1,583.8948 1,587.2744 1,583.2812
Difference 2.8715 4.3528 7.7324 4.9856

Point Totals

Offense Defense
Team Sets S SP SA SE SP% S/SA S/SE OS SPA SAA SEA SO% OS/SAA OS/SEA
Wisconsin 54 1,127 601 91 133 53.33 12.4 8.5 840 313 49 100 62.74 17.1 8.4
Ohio St. 61 1,344 709 77 138 52.75 17.5 9.7 1,065 411 38 115 61.41 28.0 9.3
Nebraska 60 1,292 697 89 111 53.95 14.5 11.6 1,067 469 53 140 56.05 20.1 7.6
Purdue 61 1,231 635 67 111 51.58 18.4 11.1 1,064 460 64 132 56.77 16.6 8.1
Maryland 70 1,217 654 102 98 53.74 11.9 12.4 1,050 492 83 154 53.14 12.7 6.8
Penn St. 65 1,208 576 85 144 47.68 14.2 8.4 1,065 436 60 125 59.06 17.8 8.5
Minnesota 61 1,373 694 85 112 50.55 16.2 12.3 1,217 541 62 119 55.55 19.6 10.2
Michigan 62 1,098 564 100 149 51.37 11.0 7.4 1,030 489 84 132 52.52 12.3 7.8
Illinois 74 1,644 838 139 170 50.97 11.8 9.7 1,553 745 69 136 52.03 22.5 11.4
Northwestern 77 1,483 679 109 201 45.79 13.6 7.4 1,486 688 113 151 53.70 13.2 9.8
Indiana 73 1,379 667 90 186 48.37 15.3 7.4 1,425 701 82 158 50.81 17.4 9.0
Michigan St. 57 1,138 544 90 156 47.80 12.6 7.3 1,120 547 79 121 51.16 14.2 9.3
Rutgers 65 1,220 582 83 120 47.71 14.7 10.2 1,300 679 113 134 47.77 11.5 9.7
Iowa 65 1,260 549 85 141 43.57 14.8 8.9 1,428 716 103 141 49.86 13.9 10.1
Conference Average 65 1,287 642 92 141 49.94 14.2 9.4 1,194 549 75 133 54.47 16.9 9.0
  • 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

78.75

2021-10-01
Purdue
Illinois
2
3
28
30
25
15
24
26
25
18
10
15
GAME

77.35

2021-10-17
Purdue
Penn St.
3
2
25
23
15
25
20
25
25
23
15
11
GAME

76.44

2021-10-02
Northwestern
Minnesota
2
3
26
24
25
19
18
25
29
31
7
15
GAME

75.86

2021-09-24
Minnesota
Michigan
3
2
25
20
25
17
23
25
19
25
15
11
GAME

75.54

2021-10-08
Michigan
Minnesota
3
2
25
13
13
25
24
26
25
14
15
11
GAME

75.08

2021-10-16
Michigan
Wisconsin
0
3
23
25
15
25
24
26
GAME

74.82

2021-10-15
Ohio St.
Purdue
3
1
25
23
25
21
19
25
25
21
GAME

74.18

2021-09-26
Penn St.
Ohio St.
3
0
25
19
27
25
25
21
GAME

73.30

2021-10-06
Illinois
Purdue
2
3
26
28
25
16
25
22
20
25
12
15
GAME

72.67

2021-10-03
Illinois
Wisconsin
1
3
25
22
20
25
20
25
17
25

HuskerGeek Big Ten All-Conference

1st Team

Name Team Role
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
S

2nd Team

Name Team Role
A
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 14.5068
2 12.9954
3 12.2699
4 11.3820
5 10.9405
6 10.7862
7 9.6225
8 9.5826
9 9.0422
10 8.6766

Offensive WPA

Rk. Name Team OWPA
1 8.5979
2 8.0012
3 5.9755
4 5.9677
5 5.5522
6 5.0765
7 4.7895
8 4.7844
9 4.7345
10 4.5576

Defensive WPA

Rk. Name Team DWPA
1 10.4096
2 9.3762
3 8.2383
4 7.6035
5 7.0277
6 6.7818
7 6.6473
8 6.6459
9 6.4702
10 6.4387

WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team WPA/S
1 0.2241
2 0.2189
3 0.2043
4 0.2011
5 0.1823
6 0.1823
7 0.1771
8 0.1750
9 0.1674
10 0.1654

Offensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team OWPA/S
1 0.1312
2 0.1211
3 0.1149
4 0.1083
5 0.1029
6 0.1001
7 0.0991
8 0.0977
9 0.0940
10 0.0925

Defensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team DWPA/S
1 0.1521
2 0.1493
3 0.1466
4 0.1442
5 0.1351
6 0.1304
7 0.1212
8 0.1195
9 0.1187
10 0.1166


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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