MatterOfStats 2018 : Team Dashboard for Round 5

This week, let's look at the rank correlations between the teams' ladder positions and their ranking on the various metrics from the Dashboard.

(A quick refresher on correlation coefficients: they range between -1 and +1, with a value of +1 suggesting that a team's ladder ranking is positively related to its ranking on the metric in question - in other words, that teams higher on the ladder also tend to rank higher on the metric. A value of 0 implies that there's no relationship between the teams' ladder ordering and their ordering on the metric, while a value of -1 implies that teams higher on the ladder also tend to rank lower on the metric.)

We have the following correlations: 

  • Own Scoring Shot Production: +0.83
  • Opponent Scoring Shot Production: +0.85
  • Own Scoring Shot Conversion: +0.39
  • Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion: -0.05
  • Q1 Performances: +0.65
  • Q2 Performances: +0.79
  • Q3 Performances: +0.63
  • Q4 Performances: +0.63

From this we can say that:

  • Ranking on the Scoring Shot Production metrics is far more closely associated with teams' ladder positions so far this season than are rankings on Scoring Shot Conversion (especially Opponents' Scoring Shot Conversion).
  • Fairly narrowly, teams' ranking on Q2 Performances has been more highly associated with ladder positions than performances in any other quarter.