To rank games, we will be using three values:

- Tension Game Score – a measure of how tight the game was. A back-and-forth match up where neither team is able to take control is going to have a lower tension score (i.e. smaller gap between the teams).
- Min. Win Probability – the lowest win probability value that our model ascribed to the eventual winner during the course of the game. A game where the winner had to make a huge comeback is probably going to have a very low win probability (think about the moment that it seemed least likely that they’d come back).
- Lax-ELO Transfer – a measure of how much an intridual game did to make us re-assess how good a certain team was. In a game where a favorite beats the underdog by as much as we thought they would, you don’t really update your priors about how good each team is. Those games would also transfer a relatively small number of Lax-ELO points.

We will present the metrics for each game, along with a star-based indicator to tell you how common or uncommon that outcome is. For example, a game in which the winning team had a win probability in the single digits is a rare occurence and would get 3 stars in that category.

We welcome your feedback, and we hope that this helps you to distill down the craziness of a full lacrosse slate into a more digestible list of highlights.

Up until that split point, both teams were roughly equivalent in terms of ball security. Both had 9 turnovers and just about 50% of the possession. After that split point though, the Spiders really cleaned it up. They had only 4 turnovers over the final 17 minutes, while holding the ball for 57% of the remaining time.

Simply put, they controlled the ball better than Bucknell did, and that allowed them to mount the comeback.Tension Game Score: 62★ ★ ★The tension game score for this game was 62, which indicates an fairly close battle.Richmond Min. Win Probability: 19%★ ★ ★The lowest win probability that Richmond had at any point during the game was 19%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.Lax-ELO Points Transfer: 27★The victory means a transfer of 27 Lax-ELO points from Bucknell to Richmond. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Richmond moves from 22nd to 18th nationally; Bucknell goes from 15th to 23rd.

Up until that split point, both teams were roughly equivalent in terms of ball security. Both had 9 turnovers and just about 50% of the possession. After that split point though, the Spiders really cleaned it up. They had only 4 turnovers over the final 17 minutes, while holding the ball for 57% of the remaining time.

Simply put, they controlled the ball better than Bucknell did, and that allowed them to mount the comeback.Tension Game Score: 62★ ★ ★The tension game score for this game was 62, which indicates an fairly close battle.Richmond Min. Win Probability: 19%★ ★ ★The lowest win probability that Richmond had at any point during the game was 19%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.Lax-ELO Points Transfer: 27★The victory means a transfer of 27 Lax-ELO points from Bucknell to Richmond. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Richmond moves from 22nd to 18th nationally; Bucknell goes from 15th to 23rd.