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: Apr 21, 2019 16:09 CT
Team # of Contributors / Gm Rank Weighted # of Contributors / Gm Rank
High Point 25.6 1 21.5 1
Virginia 21.5 17 21.4 2
Lehigh 22.3 8 21.2 3
Hobart 23.6 3 21.2 4
Yale 21.6 16 21.1 5
Boston U 20.9 23 20.4 6
Cleveland State 24.4 2 20.4 7
Air Force 22.8 6 19.9 8
Princeton 21.3 19 19.8 9
North Carolina 22.2 10 19.7 10
Cornell 22.7 7 19.7 11
Syracuse 22.0 12 19.7 12
Siena 22.1 11 19.4 13
Denver 19.5 51 19.3 14
Brown 20.2 37 19.2 15
Drexel 20.8 25 19.1 16
Penn State 23.2 4 19.0 17
Penn 20.2 38 19.0 18
Harvard 21.3 20 18.9 19
UMass 20.1 40 18.9 20
Army 21.5 18 18.8 21
Mercer 21.0 22 18.8 22
Duke 22.2 9 18.8 23
Sacred Heart 18.4 67 18.6 24
Towson 19.7 49 18.4 25
Robert Morris 21.8 15 18.3 26
Jacksonville 22.0 12 18.2 27
Saint Joseph’s 19.2 53 18.2 28
UMass-Lowell 19.2 53 18.1 29
Quinnipiac 19.1 58 18.1 30
Loyola 20.1 40 18.1 31
Holy Cross 17.5 71 18.0 32
Delaware 19.9 46 17.6 33
Vermont 20.9 24 17.5 34
Monmouth 20.7 29 17.5 35
Bucknell 18.3 68 17.5 36
Detroit 21.2 21 17.4 37
Marquette 20.8 26 17.4 38
Johns Hopkins 20.6 31 17.4 39
Richmond 21.8 14 17.3 40
Rutgers 20.4 33 17.3 41
Providence 18.7 62 17.2 42
VMI 17.6 70 17.2 43
Fairfield 20.7 30 17.1 44
Dartmouth 20.3 35 17.0 45
Marist 20.4 33 17.0 46
Villanova 20.0 43 17.0 47
Georgetown 19.6 50 16.9 48
Mount St Marys 19.0 60 16.9 49
Albany 20.1 39 16.9 50
NJIT 20.5 32 16.8 51
Notre Dame 20.7 28 16.7 52
Hofstra 19.8 47 16.7 53
St. John’s 19.2 56 16.6 54
Hartford 19.2 57 16.6 55
Navy 18.6 63 16.6 56
Maryland 20.1 40 16.5 57
Stony Brook 20.8 26 16.4 58
Colgate 19.8 48 16.4 59
Michigan 18.6 63 16.3 60
Furman 23.0 5 16.3 61
Ohio State 20.0 43 16.2 62
Wagner 19.1 59 15.8 63
Bellarmine 18.5 65 15.8 64
UMBC 20.0 43 15.7 65
Manhattan 19.4 52 15.5 66
Canisius 18.1 69 15.4 67
Binghamton 20.3 35 15.3 68
Lafayette 18.5 66 14.9 69
Utah 18.9 61 14.5 70
Bryant 17.2 72 13.7 71
St. Bonaventure 19.2 55 12.7 72