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: Feb 16, 2019 05:09 CT
Team # of Contributors / Gm Rank Weighted # of Contributors / Gm Rank
Penn State 31.5 1 21.8 1
Lehigh 21.5 15 21.8 2
North Carolina 25.0 4 21.8 3
Hobart 26.0 3 21.8 4
UMass-Lowell 19.0 32 21.1 5
Marquette 25.0 4 20.9 6
Saint Joseph’s 23.0 7 20.3 7
UMass 19.0 32 20.2 8
High Point 24.0 6 19.2 9
Towson 19.0 32 19.1 10
Robert Morris 27.0 2 18.7 11
Rutgers 21.0 18 18.6 12
Duke 22.0 10 18.4 13
Loyola 18.0 43 18.3 14
Mercer 21.5 15 17.9 15
Providence 19.0 32 17.8 16
Denver 18.0 43 17.7 17
Mount St Marys 17.0 48 17.7 18
Georgetown 21.0 18 17.6 19
Villanova 22.0 10 17.0 20
Sacred Heart 18.0 43 16.8 21
Quinnipiac 22.0 10 16.7 22
NJIT 20.0 23 16.7 23
Michigan 20.0 23 16.6 24
Boston U 19.0 32 16.6 25
Vermont 21.0 18 16.4 26
Maryland 21.5 15 16.4 27
Manhattan 20.0 23 16.0 28
Hofstra 20.0 23 15.8 29
Delaware 19.0 32 15.8 30
Virginia 16.0 52 15.8 31
Holy Cross 15.0 53 15.8 32
Jacksonville 20.5 22 15.7 33
Ohio State 21.0 18 15.7 34
Cleveland State 22.0 10 15.6 35
Colgate 19.0 32 15.6 36
St. John’s 20.0 23 15.5 37
Detroit 20.0 23 15.3 38
Utah 19.0 32 15.2 39
Syracuse 19.0 32 15.2 40
Bryant 20.0 23 14.9 41
Bucknell 16.5 51 14.8 42
Canisius 17.0 48 14.8 43
Lafayette 20.0 23 14.7 44
Navy 18.0 43 14.7 45
Wagner 18.5 42 14.2 46
Johns Hopkins 23.0 7 14.1 47
Air Force 23.0 7 13.7 48
Bellarmine 17.5 47 13.2 49
Furman 22.0 10 13.2 50
Army 19.0 32 12.9 51
Richmond 17.0 48 11.4 52
St. Bonaventure 20.0 23 11.4 53