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Sport School Rating
ViPR D1 Volleyball Texas 1,730.6611

Football georgia 11.6118
Men's Basketball houston 9.4563
Women's Basketball south carolina 11.7610
Softball columbia 5.0000
Ice Hockey minnesota 8.5914
Men's Lacrosse marquette 7.9259
Men's Soccer kentucky 8.7687
Women's Soccer ucla 11.0741
Men's Volleyball long beach st 9.3011
Women's Volleyball texas 12.4762
Field Hockey north carolina 10.0384

Big Ten - Conference Overview

Conference Division: Division 1
Rnk. Team Résumé Recent ViPR Adj SP% Adj SO% Adj. Hit Mar.
1st Nebraska 1,706.1055 1,710.3112 1,708.2070 59.72 63.52 0.289
2nd Wisconsin 1,695.8417 1,698.7172 1,697.2788 59.75 63.53 0.289
3rd Minnesota 1,679.0491 1,681.2598 1,680.1541 58.17 63.30 0.266
4th Ohio St. 1,675.9776 1,678.9193 1,677.4478 58.72 64.71 0.271
5th Penn St. 1,618.7860 1,622.2114 1,620.4978 55.00 59.35 0.195
6th Michigan 1,606.6319 1,611.2607 1,608.9446 55.96 58.34 0.194
7th Purdue 1,604.4512 1,609.0789 1,606.7634 56.05 58.10 0.181
8th Illinois 1,577.9650 1,580.7683 1,579.3660 53.72 58.60 0.155
9th Northwestern 1,568.3620 1,574.3845 1,571.3704 54.27 56.27 0.161
10th Indiana 1,564.5042 1,565.1803 1,564.8422 53.52 56.00 0.132
11th Maryland 1,555.1696 1,558.7788 1,556.9731 55.07 55.38 0.136
12th Michigan St. 1,531.0274 1,532.3213 1,531.6742 53.38 53.15 0.095
13th Iowa 1,504.4884 1,512.1727 1,508.3257 52.96 54.60 0.092
14th Rutgers 1,426.8585 1,430.7308 1,428.7933 47.63 51.39 0.011

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 Ohio St. 0.3526 46.04 10.78 42.90 40.67 4.42 6.75
2nd Wisconsin 0.3522 45.42 10.21 42.04 41.88 3.63 8.75
3rd Minnesota 0.3494 46.14 11.20 42.31 41.22 4.04 7.40
4th Nebraska 0.3251 43.77 11.26 39.76 42.05 3.69 6.57
5th Michigan 0.3212 45.36 13.25 41.83 41.39 5.00 7.60
6th Northwestern 0.3042 44.42 14.00 41.37 39.33 4.94 7.43
7th Penn St. 0.3025 45.13 14.88 41.98 39.35 5.64 7.16
8th Illinois 0.2949 43.63 14.14 40.69 42.68 4.36 9.34
9th Purdue 0.2946 42.56 13.10 38.91 44.55 4.49 7.51
10th Iowa 0.2642 40.81 14.40 36.84 44.77 6.19 7.93
11th Indiana 0.2611 41.36 15.26 37.31 43.27 5.26 9.60
12th Michigan St. 0.2596 41.98 16.02 38.74 40.17 6.06 7.67
13th Maryland 0.2565 39.45 13.80 35.75 48.04 4.25 7.80
14th Rutgers 0.2144 36.64 15.20 34.09 48.67 6.38 6.68

ViPR Division Adjusted Defenses

Rnk. Team O_Hit% O_Kill% O_HE% O_AST% DIG% BLK% O_ACE%
1st Nebraska 0.0359 23.30 19.71 21.80 58.14 8.68 2.71
2nd Wisconsin 0.0636 27.18 20.82 25.73 55.23 9.79 4.23
3rd Ohio St. 0.0811 25.85 17.74 24.58 57.92 7.47 4.79
4th Minnesota 0.0833 28.92 20.59 27.76 51.86 9.32 4.56
5th Penn St. 0.1074 29.99 19.25 28.42 52.04 9.10 3.38
6th Purdue 0.1139 29.69 18.30 28.57 53.57 8.45 4.28
7th Maryland 0.1202 31.34 19.32 29.38 51.41 10.31 5.77
8th Michigan 0.1267 30.71 18.04 28.17 53.16 8.35 5.06
9th Indiana 0.1287 30.56 17.68 27.64 53.56 7.38 5.09
10th Illinois 0.1398 32.30 18.32 30.13 51.67 8.26 4.73
11th Northwestern 0.1437 30.26 15.89 27.31 54.94 7.11 6.09
12th Michigan St. 0.1642 33.52 17.10 30.57 51.67 7.53 5.65
13th Iowa 0.1722 33.33 16.11 30.25 50.77 6.30 5.79
14th Rutgers 0.2038 36.45 16.07 33.16 47.42 6.88 6.73

Conference Strength

Description Average Remove First and Last Remove Top and Bottom 2 Remove Top and Bottom 3 Composite
Scores 1,595.7599 1,600.3032 1,599.8034 1,598.2757 1,598.5355
Difference 4.5433 4.0435 2.5158 3.7008

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 116 2,741 1,453 194 253 53.01 14.1 10.8 2,288 970 118 229 57.61 19.4 10.0
Nebraska 109 2,598 1,369 128 261 52.69 20.3 10.0 2,121 909 77 297 57.14 27.5 7.1
Ohio St. 118 2,717 1,369 132 253 50.39 20.6 10.7 2,471 1,056 146 237 57.26 16.9 10.4
Minnesota 110 2,571 1,289 146 184 50.14 17.6 14.0 2,297 994 128 239 56.73 17.9 9.6
Michigan 107 2,467 1,253 155 201 50.79 15.9 12.3 2,274 1,073 134 218 52.81 17.0 10.4
Penn St. 129 2,920 1,430 169 235 48.97 17.3 12.4 2,668 1,236 115 308 53.67 23.2 8.7
Purdue 122 2,669 1,326 168 217 49.68 15.9 12.3 2,543 1,217 134 246 52.14 19.0 10.3
Maryland 119 2,501 1,265 181 204 50.58 13.8 12.3 2,429 1,191 176 237 50.97 13.8 10.2
Illinois 109 2,407 1,158 191 325 48.11 12.6 7.4 2,373 1,115 135 206 53.01 17.6 11.5
Northwestern 116 2,586 1,269 157 219 49.07 16.5 11.8 2,500 1,222 175 228 51.12 14.3 11.0
Indiana 123 2,654 1,276 218 357 48.08 12.2 7.4 2,643 1,297 153 267 50.93 17.3 9.9
Michigan St. 117 2,469 1,232 163 269 49.90 15.1 9.2 2,515 1,281 162 251 49.07 15.5 10.0
Iowa 113 2,327 1,097 151 217 47.14 15.4 10.7 2,540 1,299 165 198 48.86 15.4 12.8
Rutgers 110 2,166 972 131 268 44.88 16.5 8.1 2,525 1,332 187 227 47.25 13.5 11.1
Conference Average 116 2,557 1,268 163 247 49.53 16.0 10.7 2,442 1,157 143 242 52.75 17.7 10.2
  • 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

80.86

2022-11-13
Ohio St.
Nebraska
3
1
31
29
25
21
26
28
25
16
GAME

79.53

2022-11-25
Ohio St.
Minnesota
1
3
25
20
21
25
21
25
24
26
GAME

79.24

2022-11-23
Maryland
Purdue
1
3
25
22
15
25
22
25
28
30
GAME

78.40

2022-10-29
Penn St.
Ohio St.
2
3
25
19
25
27
28
26
14
25
15
17
GAME

77.38

2022-11-20
Ohio St.
Indiana
2
3
26
24
17
25
17
25
25
20
14
16
GAME

77.28

2022-10-02
Wisconsin
Illinois
3
2
25
27
25
20
22
25
25
19
15
5
GAME

77.21

2022-10-16
Wisconsin
Michigan
3
1
27
25
25
17
24
26
25
22
GAME

76.44

2022-11-25
Penn St.
Purdue
3
2
23
25
27
25
25
17
15
25
15
8
GAME

76.18

2022-12-08 Austin, TX
Minnesota
Ohio St.
1
3
25
22
21
25
21
25
19
25
GAME

76.12

2022-10-29
Wisconsin
Minnesota
3
1
25
20
25
20
16
25
25
23

HuskerGeek Big Ten All-Conference

1st Team

Name Team Role
A
A
A
A
A
D
S
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 26.8492
2 26.7697
3 26.4410
4 24.3266
5 23.1901
6 22.3101
7 22.2359
8 21.8578
9 21.7631
10 21.7537

Offensive WPA

Rk. Name Team OWPA
1 17.9902
2 16.9157
3 15.9590
4 15.5298
5 15.1663
6 14.8604
7 13.4855
8 12.4584
9 12.3510
10 11.9587

Defensive WPA

Rk. Name Team DWPA
1 16.3250
2 16.1125
3 15.8958
4 15.7627
5 15.1785
6 14.7508
7 14.7090
8 13.6180
9 13.4348
10 13.1282

WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team WPA/S
1 0.2434
2 0.2248
3 0.2222
4 0.2081
5 0.2079
6 0.2043
7 0.2021
8 0.2016
9 0.1996
10 0.1891

Offensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team OWPA/S
1 0.1451
2 0.1439
3 0.1421
4 0.1412
5 0.1395
6 0.1307
7 0.1270
8 0.1154
9 0.1143
10 0.1097

Defensive WPA Per Set

Rk. Name Team DWPA/S
1 0.1526
2 0.1473
3 0.1426
4 0.1308
5 0.1300
6 0.1292
7 0.1290
8 0.1272
9 0.1239
10 0.1233


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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