Our player contributions metric totals up the number of players who are attributed with a “play” in each game and then produces an average for each team, both raw and weighted. A play can be a shot, a penalty, a forced turnover, anything that shows up in the play by play. Unfortunately, this does miss things like effective slides, shot backups, and instances where offensive players open up space for teammates. But even with those shortcomings, the player contributions metric helps to analyze whether teams are getting contributions from up and down the bench, or if they are relying heavily on their stars.

There are two metrics included here, a raw average and a weighted average. The raw average is simply the average number of players who recorded at least one play in a game. The weighted average accounts for the distribution of share of plays by increasing the value of a play from the end of the bench. This means that teams that get more contributions from the end of the bench will have higher weighted scores. Teams that have a very top heavy distribution will have lower weighted scores.

For more detail on the methodology, check out the post we published with the first release of the table.

Last Updated: May 30, 2018 08:42 CT
Team # of Contributors / Gm Rank Weighted # of Contributors / Gm Rank
Virginia 20.8 12 19.7 1
Mount St Marys 20.6 15 18.1 2
Quinnipiac 20.8 11 18.0 3
Yale 20.5 18 17.9 4
Syracuse 24.2 1 17.7 5
Massachusetts-Lowell 19.9 26 17.5 6
Siena 21.7 7 17.4 7
Albany 20.2 22 17.4 8
Duke 22.4 5 17.2 9
High Point 23.7 2 17.1 10
Loyola MD 19.7 34 17.0 11
Detroit 19.9 26 16.8 12
Cleveland State 23.6 4 16.8 13
Holy Cross 18.5 54 16.7 14
Massachusetts 20.7 13 16.6 15
Robert Morris 23.7 2 16.6 16
Army 21.5 8 16.5 17
Princeton 19.5 36 16.4 18
Lafayette 19.9 29 16.4 19
Colgate 19.1 44 16.4 20
Jacksonville 20.1 25 16.3 21
Cornell 20.4 19 16.3 22
Brown 20.6 17 16.2 23
Hobart and William 20.1 23 16.2 24
Richmond 20.2 21 16.0 25
Penn State 20.6 15 15.8 26
Lehigh 21.3 9 15.8 27
Johns Hopkins 20.6 14 15.7 28
Monmouth 21.1 10 15.7 29
Dartmouth 19.5 38 15.6 30
Towson 18.7 51 15.6 31
Harvard 19.9 28 15.6 32
Ohio State 19.8 32 15.4 33
Manhattan 22.1 6 15.4 34
Boston U 19.5 37 15.2 35
Sacred Heart 19.0 46 15.2 36
Fairfield 20.3 20 15.2 37
North Carolina 19.0 46 15.0 38
Notre Dame 19.7 33 14.9 39
Vermont 19.2 41 14.9 40
Rutgers 18.5 56 14.5 41
Georgetown 18.5 55 14.5 42
Hartford 18.8 49 14.4 43
Hofstra 18.2 57 14.4 44
Michigan 18.1 58 14.4 45
Denver 19.2 39 14.3 46
Delaware 17.9 61 14.3 47
VMI 16.8 68 14.3 48
Wagner 19.8 30 14.2 49
Villanova 17.3 64 14.2 50
Marquette 20.1 23 14.2 51
Navy 17.1 66 14.1 52
Drexel 19.8 30 14.1 53
Mercer 18.1 59 14.1 54
Bucknell 17.3 65 14.1 55
Binghamton 19.1 44 14.0 56
Bellarmine 18.9 48 13.9 57
Stony Brook 17.8 62 13.7 58
Providence 19.1 43 13.7 59
NJIT 19.2 41 13.6 60
Penn 18.8 50 13.5 61
Maryland 18.7 53 13.5 62
Saint Joseph’s 17.9 60 13.4 63
Bryant 17.8 62 13.2 64
Canisius 16.1 70 13.2 65
St. John’s 16.9 67 12.9 66
Air Force 19.2 40 12.9 67
Marist 18.7 51 12.7 68
UMBC 16.2 69 11.7 69
Furman 19.6 35 11.2 70