NCAA – Total Shot Ratio – Week 1 (Big Ten)

Total Shot Ratio has been used as one of many new attempts at using advanced (or in this case, not so advanced) metrics to try and analyze the game. This Grantland article from a year ago explains the concept better than I can in a few words.

Additionally, I’ve added a “true” total shot ratio measure that just captures the ratio of shots on goal to shots on goal conceded as another measure. Be advised though: the sample size on this is really small at the moment (one or two games). It won’t get massively better either, even with leagues like the Big Ten that play a full slate of league games.

The current plan is to analyze total shot ratio for league games only for the Big Eight conferences week-by-week. I’ll do a one-time analysis for smaller leagues if I have the time before each conference tournament when applicable.

Total Shot Ratio

0.68 – Penn State
0.62 – Illinois
0.58 – Wisconsin
0.55 – Minnesota
0.53 – Nebraska
0.52 – Michigan
0.52 – Rutgers
0.48 – Iowa
0.48 – Maryland
0.48 – Ohio State
0.43 – Purdue
0.41 – Indiana
0.40 – Northwestern
0.34 – Michigan State

“True” Total Shot Ratio (shots on goal only)

0.88 – Penn State
0.66 – Maryland
0.57 – Nebraska
0.57 – Wisconsin
0.56 – Minnesota
0.53 – Illinois
0.53 – Iowa
0.52 – Michigan
0.45 – Ohio State
0.37 – Northwestern
0.35 – Indiana
0.35 – Michigan State
0.35 – Purdue
0.33 – Rutgers

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