Original Story + Graphs by: Grant Morfitt | Edits + Formatting by: Jeremiah Graves
The temperatures have warmed up and June is about to give way to July. This means that we are now at the halfway mark of the 2016 SLB season and, thus far, things are tight.
We have eight teams with a .500 or better record and only four games currently separate the top five teams in the standings.
Despite that, we still have a lot of season left to play and we’ve seen many major shakeups in the second-half in recent years.
In order to look at what has happened and what could happen in the second-half, I took a dive into the overall numbers.
Below I have included some information on each of the teams in the league. First, there is a graph showing each club’s weekly statistical rank. This is based on a point system where the best you can get in any given category is 14 and the worse is 1, no matter how much ahead or behind you are (left axis). Secondly, over that is a graph showing your actual winning percentage for the week (right axis).
In an ideal world those graphs would follow each other pretty closely, but they don’t always. I have also included what I call the “Luck Factor,” this is the percent based on how much closer you are to your best possible overall record to your worst, this is based on how you would do in match-ups against everyone else in the league in any given week.
In layman’s terms: bigger positive equals lucky and bigger negative equals unlucky.
Without any further ado, here are the graphs:
38 MPH Heaters:
Captain Jack Sparrow:
Genies in a Bottle:
Sea Bass v11.0:
Finally, I thought it would be fun to see what records would look like if everyone had zero luck, or exactly half-way between best and worst possible. In that scenario the standings would look like this: