Our game score metric is an attempt to quantify the entertainment factor of a given game. There are many ways for a game to be exciting, but the two scores that we calculate include a tension score and a comeback score.

  • The tension score describes how far the game was from a “tense” state which is roughly defined as each team with a 50% chance to win. The farther away the game is from this state, the higher the score, hence lower scores are more exciting. A game that is tied 0-0 throughout and then is decided by a goal in the last second would have the lowest possible score here. Also, this is a quarter-weighted metric, so a close game at the end is weighted more heavily than a close score at the beginning of the game.
  • The comeback score (not published yet) describes how much the game shifted from one team toward another. Lower scores here mean that there was a significant amount of swing within the game, which is usually going to happen if one team comes back from a significant deficit. Cutting a lead from 7 to 3 isn’t going to have a large impact on the win probabilities, so it would not factor. But going from +2 to -2 would cause a huge swing in the win odds, and as a result, would be highly rated in this metric.
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2019 22:39 CT
Home Away Date Tension Game Score (lower=closer, more tense game)
Penn State 15 Penn 14 Mar 02 41
Delaware 10 Mercer 9 Mar 06 41
Stony Brook 11 Sacred Heart 12 Mar 05 42
Stony Brook 9 Bryant 8 Mar 09 45
Bellarmine 6 Wagner 7 Feb 02 47
Providence 7 Boston U 8 Feb 03 48
High Point 16 Robert Morris 15 Mar 02 48
Bryant 6 Dartmouth 5 Feb 23 49
Monmouth 9 Wagner 7 Feb 26 49
Georgetown 14 Robert Morris 11 Feb 16 50
Air Force 5 Utah 6 Feb 24 53
Hartford 13 Marist 14 Feb 26 53
Bryant 11 Fairfield 12 Mar 12 53
Lehigh 3 Hofstra 4 Feb 09 54
Wagner 6 Quinnipiac 7 Mar 09 54
Drexel 10 Saint Joseph’s 7 Mar 08 55
Holy Cross 6 Army 7 Mar 16 55
Princeton 11 Virginia 12 Feb 23 57
Utah 10 Bellarmine 9 Mar 09 57
Rutgers 9 Army 10 Feb 16 59
Richmond 11 Mount St Marys 12 Mar 05 59
Massachusetts 11 Army 12 Feb 09 60
Villanova 10 Hofstra 9 Feb 23 60
Sacred Heart 11 Fairfield 12 Feb 23 61
Fairfield 10 Utah 9 Mar 15 61
Bucknell 11 Richmond 13 Feb 16 62
Duke 10 Denver 9 Feb 16 62
Bryant 8 Manhattan 9 Mar 02 63
Duke 12 Towson 10 Mar 16 63
Harvard 9 Massachusetts 12 Feb 23 64
Rutgers 10 Lehigh 13 Mar 12 64
Notre Dame 14 Maryland 13 Mar 03 66
Manhattan 11 Wagner 10 Feb 09 67
Penn 12 Maryland 13 Feb 16 67
Drexel 12 Albany 13 Feb 23 67
Mount St Marys 10 Bryant 7 Mar 16 68
Hofstra 10 Providence 11 Mar 16 68
Virginia 11 Lehigh 8 Feb 15 69
Virginia 13 High Point 14 Feb 18 71
Mount St Marys 9 Mercer 8 Mar 08 71
St. John’s 15 Rutgers 19 Feb 09 72
Hofstra 9 St. John’s 7 Mar 12 73
Bellarmine 8 Jacksonville 11 Mar 16 73
Syracuse 18 Rutgers 14 Mar 16 73
High Point 9 St. John’s 10 Feb 23 74
Mount St Marys 11 Georgetown 13 Feb 26 74
Syracuse 14 Johns Hopkins 10 Mar 09 74
Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware 10 Mar 16 74
VMI 11 Manhattan 10 Feb 16 75
Colgate 9 Boston U 7 Mar 09 75
Mercer 10 Canisius 13 Feb 16 76
Hofstra 10 Stony Brook 11 Feb 26 76
Marquette 5 Cleveland State 7 Mar 09 77
Jacksonville 10 Michigan 11 Feb 23 78
Bellarmine 14 Detroit 15 Mar 02 78
Richmond 7 Duke 11 Mar 01 79
Hartford 12 Sacred Heart 16 Mar 09 80
Quinnipiac 17 Hartford 16 Mar 19 80
North Carolina 10 Johns Hopkins 11 Feb 23 81
Towson 12 Loyola MD 10 Feb 27 81
Syracuse 14 Virginia 15 Mar 02 81
Wagner 10 Lafayette 13 Feb 15 82
Colgate 8 Lehigh 10 Mar 02 82
North Carolina 10 Denver 12 Mar 02 83
Boston U 13 Bucknell 9 Mar 16 84
Lafayette 13 Binghamton 12 Feb 23 85
Stony Brook 5 Marist 10 Mar 02 85
Drexel 14 High Point 15 Feb 16 86
Richmond 9 Notre Dame 8 Feb 23 87
Detroit 9 Jacksonville 8 Feb 02 88
Duke 9 High Point 13 Feb 06 88
Massachusetts 7 Ohio State 11 Feb 16 88
Georgetown 8 Towson 14 Feb 23 88
Brown 16 Harvard 14 Mar 16 88
Canisius 8 Colgate 6 Mar 16 88
Yale 12 Massachusetts 11 Mar 02 89
Albany 9 Maryland 14 Mar 09 89
UMBC 13 Brown 14 Mar 02 90
Manhattan 11 Hartford 8 Mar 05 90
Cleveland State 8 Michigan 10 Feb 09 91
Saint Joseph’s 8 Monmouth 6 Mar 02 91
Cornell 14 Lehigh 9 Feb 24 92
Princeton 12 Johns Hopkins 14 Mar 02 92
Bucknell 10 Holy Cross 7 Mar 09 92
Yale 10 Villanova 11 Feb 16 93
Syracuse 10 Army 8 Feb 24 94
Cornell 17 Albany 16 Mar 02 94
Georgetown 13 Drexel 10 Mar 16 94
Virginia 13 Notre Dame 11 Mar 16 94
Siena 14 Manhattan 7 Mar 16 95
Furman 12 Canisius 10 Feb 19 96
Ohio State 13 Marquette 9 Mar 02 98
Bryant 11 Providence 8 Feb 16 101
Syracuse 9 Colgate 12 Feb 08 102
Vermont 9 Holy Cross 7 Feb 16 102
Manhattan 5 Massachusetts-Lowell 8 Mar 09 102
Navy 9 Maryland 14 Feb 23 103
Mercer 8 Cleveland State 12 Mar 02 103
UMBC 13 Mount St Marys 10 Feb 23 104
Fairfield 4 Rutgers 8 Mar 02 105
Canisius 7 Air Force 13 Mar 02 105
Lafayette 9 Cleveland State 10 Mar 12 105
Sacred Heart 18 Robert Morris 16 Mar 16 105
Utah 13 Mercer 9 Feb 09 106
Ohio State 12 Cleveland State 9 Feb 02 107
Furman 9 Duke 17 Feb 02 107
Robert Morris 15 Marquette 17 Mar 12 107
Providence 16 Sacred Heart 17 Mar 02 108
Harvard 9 Providence 8 Mar 09 108
Denver 7 Notre Dame 10 Mar 09 108
Georgetown 13 Sacred Heart 10 Feb 09 109
Bucknell 9 Bryant 6 Feb 10 109
Harvard 10 Holy Cross 11 Feb 26 109
Jacksonville 8 Duke 15 Feb 09 110
Delaware 10 Binghamton 6 Mar 09 110
Yale 14 Penn State 13 Feb 23 111
Dartmouth 8 Massachusetts-Lowell 13 Mar 05 112
North Carolina 12 Bucknell 7 Mar 12 112
Maryland 11 Bucknell 6 Feb 02 113
Duke 17 Utah 11 Mar 12 113
Hartford 12 Stony Brook 11 Mar 16 113
Mount St Marys 8 Delaware 11 Feb 09 114
Manhattan 5 Lafayette 13 Feb 19 114
Villanova 17 Delaware 9 Mar 02 114
St. John’s 11 Michigan 16 Mar 02 116
Albany 8 Massachusetts 14 Mar 05 116
UMBC 11 Vermont 12 Mar 16 116
Cleveland State 17 Bellarmine 8 Feb 16 117
Hofstra 14 Utah 10 Feb 16 117
Duke 12 Loyola MD 7 Mar 07 117
Robert Morris 8 Canisius 12 Mar 09 117
Virginia 14 Brown 13 Mar 10 118
Richmond 13 Furman 8 Mar 16 118
North Carolina 16 Harvard 11 Feb 16 119
Notre Dame 19 Detroit 6 Feb 16 120
Robert Morris 15 Bellarmine 7 Feb 23 120
Brown 11 Stony Brook 13 Feb 23 120
NJIT 14 Quinnipiac 16 Mar 02 120
Furman 7 Utah 8 Mar 02 120
Marist 10 Monmouth 7 Mar 16 120
NJIT 4 Delaware 12 Feb 16 121
Michigan 11 Yale 17 Mar 10 122
Binghamton 10 Colgate 16 Feb 16 123
Lehigh 11 Army 8 Mar 09 123
Saint Joseph’s 15 NJIT 11 Mar 16 123
Hofstra 6 Georgetown 14 Mar 02 125
Holy Cross 5 Providence 12 Feb 09 126
NJIT 8 Monmouth 5 Mar 05 127
Hobart and William 17 Vermont 11 Mar 09 127
Air Force 11 Cleveland State 8 Feb 23 128
Maryland 10 Richmond 9 Feb 09 129
Delaware 8 Monmouth 4 Feb 23 129
Wagner 10 VMI 15 Mar 05 129
Canisius 16 Hartford 12 Feb 23 130
Rutgers 9 Princeton 8 Mar 09 130
Towson 17 Johns Hopkins 8 Feb 09 131
Jacksonville 12 Marquette 14 Feb 15 131
Hofstra 8 Ohio State 14 Mar 09 131
Albany 17 Massachusetts-Lowell 11 Mar 16 131
Maryland 11 Colgate 6 Feb 19 132
Massachusetts-Lowell 15 Siena 16 Feb 23 132
Hartford 10 St. John’s 18 Feb 16 133
Army 10 Marist 4 Feb 19 133
Michigan 16 Drexel 17 Feb 19 134
Jacksonville 19 Drexel 12 Mar 02 134
Loyola MD 19 Holy Cross 15 Mar 02 134
Maryland 17 Villanova 7 Mar 16 134
Massachusetts-Lowell 12 Quinnipiac 10 Feb 09 135
Stony Brook 4 Penn State 17 Feb 16 135
Marquette 15 Bellarmine 9 Feb 09 137
Marquette 16 Michigan 13 Mar 16 137
Rutgers 14 Lafayette 8 Feb 02 138
VMI 15 NJIT 8 Feb 23 138
Villanova 11 Penn 13 Mar 08 138
Massachusetts 14 Massachusetts-Lowell 4 Mar 12 138
Hobart and William 13 Wagner 7 Mar 16 138
Navy 11 Princeton 19 Mar 05 139
Penn 19 Princeton 10 Mar 16 139
Massachusetts 16 Utah 2 Mar 17 139
Air Force 12 Marist 6 Feb 16 140
Johns Hopkins 12 Loyola MD 18 Feb 16 140
Rutgers 7 Loyola MD 13 Feb 23 140
St. Bonaventure 8 Detroit 16 Mar 09 141
North Carolina 15 Cleveland State 9 Mar 17 141
Manhattan 15 St. Bonaventure 12 Feb 23 142
Johns Hopkins 11 Mount St Marys 4 Mar 12 142
Navy 11 UMBC 6 Feb 15 143
Duke 17 Penn 7 Feb 23 143
Denver 16 Cleveland State 8 Feb 24 143
Georgetown 18 Furman 6 Mar 05 143
Dartmouth 11 Binghamton 7 Mar 16 143
Navy 13 Vermont 8 Feb 09 144
Fairfield 10 Saint Joseph’s 21 Feb 16 144
NJIT 7 Massachusetts 19 Mar 09 144
Yale 16 Cornell 11 Mar 16 144
Army 12 Lafayette 5 Mar 02 145
North Carolina 14 Furman 10 Feb 09 146
Lafayette 14 NJIT 10 Feb 09 146
Ohio State 16 Bucknell 13 Feb 23 146
Binghamton 7 Hobart and William 16 Mar 02 146
Denver 11 Air Force 4 Feb 09 147
Saint Joseph’s 5 Providence 14 Feb 23 147
Siena 17 St. Bonaventure 10 Mar 12 148
Binghamton 6 Army 15 Mar 12 148
Penn State 17 Villanova 7 Feb 02 149
High Point 13 St. Bonaventure 0 Feb 02 150
Lafayette 7 Navy 12 Mar 09 150
Saint Joseph’s 15 St. Bonaventure 7 Feb 09 151
Syracuse 13 Albany 5 Feb 16 151
Hobart and William 16 Cornell 19 Feb 22 152
Towson 15 Jacksonville 13 Mar 08 152
Drexel 15 Villanova 10 Mar 10 152
Boston U 15 Dartmouth 8 Feb 16 153
Loyola MD 17 Virginia 9 Feb 09 154
Richmond 17 UMBC 12 Feb 19 155
Boston U 14 Bryant 9 Feb 26 155
VMI 6 Mount St Marys 12 Mar 02 155
Mount St Marys 7 Towson 12 Feb 15 156
Penn State 19 Cornell 13 Mar 08 156
Vermont 20 Quinnipiac 10 Feb 23 157
Hartford 9 Harvard 16 Mar 02 157
Fairfield 6 Georgetown 19 Mar 09 158
Lehigh 15 Lafayette 7 Mar 17 158
Air Force 19 Detroit 9 Mar 06 159
Loyola MD 18 Navy 5 Mar 16 159
Marquette 12 Detroit 15 Feb 23 160
High Point 22 UMBC 13 Mar 09 160
Siena 18 St. John’s 10 Mar 09 161
Utah 6 Vermont 21 Feb 01 162
Ohio State 17 Boston U 10 Feb 09 162
Quinnipiac 12 Detroit 9 Mar 16 163
Fairfield 21 Siena 15 Mar 05 164
Cornell 18 Towson 11 Mar 10 164
Denver 15 Utah 6 Feb 23 165
Mercer 9 North Carolina 20 Feb 02 166
Penn 13 Saint Joseph’s 6 Mar 10 166
Wagner 4 Dartmouth 11 Mar 02 167
Penn State 27 Robert Morris 10 Feb 09 169
Hobart and William 21 Canisius 12 Feb 09 169
Sacred Heart 18 Furman 11 Feb 16 170
Lehigh 15 NJIT 8 Feb 02 171
Jacksonville 11 Penn State 24 Mar 10 171
Massachusetts-Lowell 7 Holy Cross 12 Feb 19 172
Delaware 14 Saint Joseph’s 6 Feb 26 172
Navy 14 Bucknell 8 Mar 02 173
North Carolina 17 Marist 5 Mar 08 173
Sacred Heart 11 Boston U 16 Feb 19 174
Richmond 17 VMI 4 Mar 09 175
Mercer 8 Air Force 20 Mar 16 178
Boston U 12 Vermont 4 Mar 02 180
VMI 9 High Point 18 Mar 15 182
Siena 12 Hobart and William 22 Feb 16 192
Brown 20 Quinnipiac 7 Feb 16 193
Monmouth 7 Princeton 23 Feb 16 197