Updated through February 8th, conference games only. Here are the teams ranked 1-12 by the difference between their points per possession and their opponents' points per possession.
Perhaps this week, the national media will realize that Colorado, though improved, aren't especially good.
Below is a look at the difference between each team's eFG% and the eFG% they allow.
It's in the above table that one can start to see how teams score and allow points. The following table might need a little more explanation. A team's free throw rate (FT Rate) equals the number of made free throws per 100 shot attempts. A team's free throw rate allowed (Opp FT Rate) equals the number of free throw attempts they allow their opponents per 100 field goal attempts. I've ranked the teams by their point differential on free throws per 100 field goal attempts. (By multiplying the free throw rate allowed (Opp FT Rate) by the opponents' free throw percentage (Opp FT%), then subtracting that number from the free throw rate (FT Rate). I don't know if this is the best way to rank the teams. Obviously, teams have little control over how their opponents shoot from the free throw line. These rankings do show the points gained or lost per 100 possessions. I've included all relevant free throw percentages as well, so that readers might make their own adjustments.
|Team||FT Rate||Opp FT Rate||FT%||Opp FT%||Diff|
Teams are ranked below by offensive rebound percentage plus defensive rebound percentage. I have no idea of the relative value of an offensive and defensive rebound, so this seemed the simplest solution.
Should offensive rebounds be more valuable (they occur more rarely, so that would make intuitive sense to me), Oklahoma State and Colorado would both rank as better rebounding teams than Nebraska. The rankings here are simply opponents' turnover percentage minus the team's turnover percentage.
Here we see how Iowa State maintains their mediocrity despite rebounding so poorly, and allowing their opponents to outscore them both from the floor and the line. They create the most turnovers while rarely turning the ball over themselves.
Tempo-free stats for individuals coming tomorrow...