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: Mar 11, 2020 20:07 CT
Team # of Contributors / Gm Rank Weighted # of Contributors / Gm Rank
Syracuse 22.6 16 22.5 1
Virginia 22.0 22 21.7 2
Hobart 25.0 4 21.6 3
Bucknell 21.5 29 21.6 4
Georgetown 23.7 8 21.4 5
Duke 25.0 4 21.2 6
Brown 21.6 28 21.2 7
North Carolina 25.1 3 21.2 8
Army 26.9 1 21.0 9
Lehigh 23.0 11 20.9 10
Robert Morris 22.5 18 20.4 11
Siena 21.0 35 20.3 12
Boston U 23.7 8 20.2 13
Drexel 19.8 51 20.2 14
Maryland 20.3 48 20.0 15
Princeton 19.8 52 19.8 16
Navy 25.4 2 19.8 17
Stony Brook 20.7 41 19.7 18
Penn 18.2 69 19.7 19
Penn State 23.0 11 19.5 20
Hartford 22.3 20 19.1 21
Colgate 18.3 67 19.0 22
High Point 24.5 6 18.9 23
Loyola 22.8 13 18.9 24
Fairfield 19.6 55 18.9 25
Richmond 22.0 22 18.5 26
Hofstra 21.3 32 18.4 27
Marist 19.3 59 18.4 28
Ohio State 22.6 17 18.4 29
Sacred Heart 22.8 13 18.3 30
Detroit 20.6 45 18.2 31
Cleveland State 24.1 7 18.2 32
UMass-Lowell 19.3 61 18.0 33
Michigan 22.4 19 17.9 34
Marquette 20.4 47 17.8 35
Notre Dame 22.0 22 17.7 36
Johns Hopkins 20.7 43 17.7 37
St. John’s 17.3 72 17.6 38
Utah 20.7 43 17.6 39
Jacksonville 22.0 22 17.5 40
Yale 21.8 27 17.5 41
UMass 20.6 46 17.4 42
Denver 22.2 21 17.4 43
Providence 18.2 70 17.4 44
Albany 21.4 31 17.3 45
Saint Joseph’s 20.7 41 17.2 46
Holy Cross 18.3 68 17.1 47
Monmouth 21.0 35 17.1 48
Mount St Marys 19.6 54 17.0 49
Villanova 19.0 63 16.9 50
Rutgers 21.5 29 16.8 51
UMBC 19.4 58 16.8 52
Quinnipiac 19.3 59 16.7 53
Air Force 22.7 15 16.7 54
Cornell 18.0 71 16.5 55
Bellarmine 19.9 50 16.1 56
Delaware 21.2 33 16.1 57
Bryant 19.6 55 16.1 58
Harvard 20.0 49 16.0 59
Lafayette 21.0 35 16.0 60
Binghamton 19.5 57 15.9 61
Merrimack 19.0 63 15.7 62
Mercer 21.8 26 15.6 63
Vermont 21.0 35 15.6 64
Dartmouth 19.8 53 15.4 65
NJIT 21.2 33 15.2 66
Towson 20.8 39 14.9 67
Furman 23.2 10 14.7 68
LIU 16.6 74 14.4 69
VMI 17.2 73 13.8 70
Manhattan 18.5 65 13.7 71
Canisius 19.2 62 13.5 72
St. Bonaventure 20.8 39 13.1 73
Wagner 18.5 65 12.6 74