Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings

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The Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings are a series of predictive ratings of men's college basketball teams published free-of-charge online by Ken Pomeroy. They were first published in 2003.[1]

The sports rating system is based on the Pythagorean expectation, though it has some adjustments.[2] Variations on the Pythagorean expectation are also used in basketball by noted statisticians Dean Oliver and John Hollinger. According to The New York Times, as of 2011, the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings have a 73% success rate, which is 2% better than the Ratings Percentage Index.[3]

Pomeroy is routinely mentioned on, or interviewed for, sports blogs, including ESPN's 'College Basketball Nation Blog,[4] SB Nation,[5] Basketball Prospectus,[6] The Topeka Capital-Journal,[7] Mediaite[8] and The Wall Street Journal's 'Daily Fix'.[9][10][11] He has also been a contributing writer for ESPN's "Insider" feature.[12][13] In addition, his rating system has been mentioned in newspapers and sites including the New York Daily News,[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings". Kenpom.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "the kenpom.com blog". Kenpom.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Silver, Nate (March 11, 2011). "In N.C.A.A. Tournament, Overachievers Often Disappoint". Fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Brennan, Eamonn. "Saddle Up: Beware the bid thieves – College Basketball Nation Blog". ESPN. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Bracket Preview: Complete Texas-San Antonio Tournament Primer (First Four Team #8)". SBNation.com. March 13, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Unfiltered". Basketball Prospectus. March 7, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "CJOnline Blogs – Ken Pomeroy needs to just stop". Blogs.cjonline.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "College Hoops Blogger Ken Pomeroy Is One Game From Looking Like A Genius". Mediaite. April 5, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ Bialik, Carl (December 27, 2010). "College Basketball: Preseason Rankings Should Be Heeded – The Daily Fix – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ Bialik, Carl (February 28, 2011). "NCAA Tournament 2011: Big East Again Is College Basketball's Top Conference – The Daily Fix – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ Bialik, Carl (April 10, 2008). "Ken Pomeroy's Winning Bracket – The Numbers Guy – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Numbers game adds more to NCAA story lines – Men's College Basketball". ESPN. March 15, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Four teams getting star production from replacements – Men's College Basketball". ESPN. December 6, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "When it comes to NCAA Tournament selection shows, Dick Vitale the best of on-air Madness makers". Daily News. New York. March 13, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011.