Intro to Ratings

This section covers KenPom ratings.

A team is rated based on its skill and opportunities. Or to put it more simply, a team is rated on its efficiency.

The ratings system is built on points scored or points allowed per possession.

KenPom’s system is predictive. It’s not meant to measure how good a team’s season is going. There are several polls all which have a mixed definition of what good means.

This ratings system purpose is to indicate how a team would perform if it played today. It doesn’t factor in injuries or emotions. These ratings give an idea of how a team’s performing right now.

This section covers the different components that lead to a team’s rating.