This week, let's take a look at the rank correlations between the teams' competition ladder positions (based on the methodology used here on MoS, which uses competition points as a proportion of maximum possible points, then percentage) and their ordering on the various Team Dashboard metrics.
- Ladder Position vs Own Scoring Shot Production: +0.76
- Ladder Position vs Opponent Scoring Shot Production: +0.55
- Ladder Position vs Own Scoring Shot Conversion: +0.03
- Ladder Position vs Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion: +0.47
- Ladder Position vs Quarter 1 Performances: +0.11
- Ladder Position vs Quarter 2 Performances: +0.46
- Ladder Position vs Quarter 3 Performances: +0.46
- Ladder Position vs Quarter 4 Performances: +0.85
The two correlations that are notable in that list - that with Quarter 1 Performances and Own Scoring Shot Conversion - are both remarkable for the smallness of their magnitude.
In particular, the +0.03 for Own Scoring Shot Conversion is startling because it implies that there is essentially no association at all between the teams' ordering on Own Conversion and their ladder position.
Most strikingly, we have:
- Brisbane Lions: 18th on the ladder and 4th on Own Conversion
- Carlton: 16th on the ladder and 8th on Own Conversion
- GWS: 2nd on the ladder and 12th on Own Conversion
- Hawthorn: 17th on the ladder and 10th on Own Conversion
- Port Adelaide: 5th on the ladder and 13th on Own Conversion
- Richmond: 4th on the ladder and 15th on Own Conversion
- Sydney: 14th on the ladder and 7th on Own Conversion
- Western Bulldogs: 7th on the ladder and 18th on Own Conversion
So far this season it's been more about generating Scoring Shots than it's been about converting them.