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Ranking the Hornets
One of my favorite little tools has made its re-appearance at ESPN for this season: John Hollinger’s Power Rankings.
The tool takes into account no author bias whatsoever, using entirely point differentials and strength of schedule(i.e. how tough the opposition is) in determining a team’s overall rank. I’ve found this system to be highly realistic – and as a stats geek – can’t say enough about it.
Interestingly, the Hornets have played the hardest schedule of any team in the league so far, with the Hornet’s opponents owning a combined winning percentage of 66%. That’s pretty nasty.
And I thought our first seven games would be fairly easy.
Oh – and the Hornets are ranked 5th overall right now according to his system.