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 28, 2019 13:54 CT
Team # of Contributors / Gm Rank Weighted # of Contributors / Gm Rank
High Point 25.1 1 21.4 1
Yale 22.4 6 21.4 2
Virginia 21.4 19 21.1 3
Cleveland State 24.5 2 20.8 4
Lehigh 21.5 18 20.6 5
Boston U 21.0 24 20.4 6
Hobart 22.9 5 20.3 7
Air Force 23.3 3 20.0 8
Princeton 21.2 22 19.9 9
Syracuse 22.1 9 19.7 10
Brown 20.6 29 19.6 11
Siena 21.9 12 19.5 12
Harvard 21.9 12 19.5 13
Penn State 22.3 8 19.3 14
Denver 19.7 47 19.2 15
Cornell 21.7 15 19.2 16
Mercer 21.4 20 19.0 17
North Carolina 21.9 11 19.0 18
Sacred Heart 18.7 64 18.9 19
Towson 19.4 53 18.7 20
Drexel 20.1 37 18.7 21
UMass 19.7 45 18.7 22
Duke 22.1 10 18.6 23
UMass-Lowell 18.8 63 18.4 24
Army 21.7 16 18.4 25
Saint Joseph’s 19.0 59 18.3 26
Penn 19.6 48 18.2 27
Jacksonville 22.3 7 18.2 28
Robert Morris 21.5 17 18.1 29
Holy Cross 17.2 72 18.1 30
Loyola 20.0 39 18.1 31
Bucknell 18.3 67 18.0 32
Detroit 21.3 21 17.8 33
Georgetown 19.9 41 17.7 34
Richmond 21.8 14 17.6 35
Quinnipiac 19.3 56 17.5 36
Rutgers 20.5 32 17.5 37
Monmouth 20.5 33 17.5 38
Marquette 20.6 28 17.3 39
VMI 17.6 71 17.2 40
Fairfield 20.8 26 17.1 41
Albany 20.2 36 17.1 42
Mount St Marys 18.8 62 17.1 43
Providence 18.9 61 17.0 44
Colgate 20.9 25 17.0 45
Johns Hopkins 20.4 34 17.0 46
Delaware 19.5 49 17.0 47
Villanova 19.9 42 17.0 48
Vermont 19.5 49 16.9 49
Navy 18.9 60 16.9 50
Furman 23.0 4 16.9 51
Hofstra 19.5 52 16.8 52
Marist 20.1 38 16.8 53
Notre Dame 20.6 29 16.8 54
Hartford 19.4 54 16.6 55
Stony Brook 20.7 27 16.6 56
Dartmouth 20.0 39 16.5 57
St. John’s 19.2 58 16.5 58
NJIT 21.1 23 16.3 59
Ohio State 19.8 44 16.3 60
Binghamton 20.2 35 16.2 61
Michigan 18.1 68 16.1 62
Wagner 19.8 43 16.0 63
UMBC 20.6 29 15.9 64
Maryland 19.5 51 15.5 65
Manhattan 19.7 46 15.5 66
Bellarmine 18.5 66 15.5 67
Utah 19.4 54 15.1 68
Canisius 18.0 69 15.1 69
Lafayette 18.6 65 14.9 70
Bryant 17.9 70 14.3 71
St. Bonaventure 19.2 57 12.7 72