Stony Brook has one thing going for them, and one thing going against them. They turned the ball over 10 times to 6 times for the Red Storm. But they shot 32% vs 23% for St. John’s.
As a result, their offensive efficiency was 2 points better, and in a game where possessions where just about even, that was the difference.Tension Game Score: 59★ ★ ★The tension game score for this game was 59, which indicates an extremely close nailbiter.Stony Brook Min. Win Probability: 18%★ ★The lowest win probability that Stony Brook had at any point during the game was 18%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 16★The victory means a transfer of 16 LaxELO points from St. John’s to Stony Brook. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Stony Brook moves from 46th to 45th nationally; St. John’s goes from 57th to 59th.
Stony Brook has one thing going for them, and one thing going against them. They turned the ball over 10 times to 6 times for the Red Storm. But they shot 32% vs 23% for St. John’s.
As a result, their offensive efficiency was 2 points better, and in a game where possessions where just about even, that was the difference.Tension Game Score: 59★ ★ ★The tension game score for this game was 59, which indicates an extremely close nailbiter.Stony Brook Min. Win Probability: 18%★ ★The lowest win probability that Stony Brook had at any point during the game was 18%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 16★The victory means a transfer of 16 LaxELO points from St. John’s to Stony Brook. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Stony Brook moves from 46th to 45th nationally; St. John’s goes from 57th to 59th.
Of course, a first quarter win probability is worth about as much as a snowball stand in January, and unfortunately for Coach Mearns’ crew, it didn’t last. Monmonth outscored them 72 over the remaining 50 minutes to claim the win.
Whether a comeback starts in the first quarter or the fourth, you have to give a team credit for taking a punch and staying focused.Tension Game Score: 84★ ★The tension game score for this game was 84, which indicates a game that was more swingy than tight throughout.Monmouth Min. Win Probability: 21%★ ★The lowest win probability that Monmouth had at any point during the game was 21%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 27★The victory means a transfer of 27 LaxELO points from St. Bonaventure to Monmouth. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Monmouth moves from 59th to 57th nationally; St. Bonaventure goes from 60th to 60th.
Of course, a first quarter win probability is worth about as much as a snowball stand in January, and unfortunately for Coach Mearns’ crew, it didn’t last. Monmonth outscored them 72 over the remaining 50 minutes to claim the win.
Whether a comeback starts in the first quarter or the fourth, you have to give a team credit for taking a punch and staying focused.Tension Game Score: 84★ ★The tension game score for this game was 84, which indicates a game that was more swingy than tight throughout.Monmouth Min. Win Probability: 21%★ ★The lowest win probability that Monmouth had at any point during the game was 21%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 27★The victory means a transfer of 27 LaxELO points from St. Bonaventure to Monmouth. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Monmouth moves from 59th to 57th nationally; St. Bonaventure goes from 60th to 60th.
One thing that stands out for the Bison though was shots/possession. They had 1.17 in this game compared to .87 on the year. Getting extra chance was huge for them as it extended possessions (leading to a TOP advantage) and allowed them to overcome a poor shooting day.Tension Game Score: 85★ ★The tension game score for this game was 85, which indicates a game that was more swingy than tight throughout.Bucknell Min. Win Probability: 22%★ ★The lowest win probability that Bucknell had at any point during the game was 22%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 34★ ★The victory means a transfer of 34 LaxELO points from Marist to Bucknell. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Bucknell moves from 48th to 42nd nationally; Marist goes from 46th to 52nd.Game Stars


One thing that stands out for the Bison though was shots/possession. They had 1.17 in this game compared to .87 on the year. Getting extra chance was huge for them as it extended possessions (leading to a TOP advantage) and allowed them to overcome a poor shooting day.Tension Game Score: 85★ ★The tension game score for this game was 85, which indicates a game that was more swingy than tight throughout.Bucknell Min. Win Probability: 22%★ ★The lowest win probability that Bucknell had at any point during the game was 22%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 34★ ★The victory means a transfer of 34 LaxELO points from Marist to Bucknell. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Bucknell moves from 48th to 42nd nationally; Marist goes from 46th to 52nd.
Syracuse stepped up in all 4 facets of the game, which really obliterated some of the advantages that Hobart looked like they might hold heading in. Hobart was a team that had top15 units on both offense and defense and a top10 FOGO in Pedicine.
So while Syracuse will need to record some more wins on the ACC slate, this game will definitely go down as one of their more impressive victories.Tension Game Score: 126★The tension game score for this game was 126, which means that it was not a very tight affair for the most part.Syracuse Min. Win Probability: 27%★ ★The lowest win probability that Syracuse had at any point during the game was 27%, which means that while things never get truly dire, this was an uphill battle.LaxELO Points Transfer: 66★ ★ ★The victory means a transfer of 66 LaxELO points from Hobart to Syracuse. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Syracuse moves from 28th to 15th nationally; Hobart and William goes from 9th to 26th.Game Stars


Syracuse stepped up in all 4 facets of the game, which really obliterated some of the advantages that Hobart looked like they might hold heading in. Hobart was a team that had top15 units on both offense and defense and a top10 FOGO in Pedicine.
So while Syracuse will need to record some more wins on the ACC slate, this game will definitely go down as one of their more impressive victories.Tension Game Score: 126★The tension game score for this game was 126, which means that it was not a very tight affair for the most part.Syracuse Min. Win Probability: 27%★ ★The lowest win probability that Syracuse had at any point during the game was 27%, which means that while things never get truly dire, this was an uphill battle.LaxELO Points Transfer: 66★ ★ ★The victory means a transfer of 66 LaxELO points from Hobart to Syracuse. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Syracuse moves from 28th to 15th nationally; Hobart and William goes from 9th to 26th.


To rank games, we will be using three values:
 Tension Game Score – a measure of how tight the game was. A backandforth 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).
 LaxELO Transfer – a measure of how much an intridual game did to make us reassess 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 LaxELO points.
We will present the metrics for each game, along with a starbased 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.