Saturday, February 16, 2013

Playoff Seed Projections - Updated Daily

I have added a new feature to the daily NBA team rankings.  On the far right, there are two additional columns.  The first column, labelled "Prob", represents each team's probability of making the playoffs.  The second column, "Proj. Seed", is a bar graph displaying the team's playoff seeding probability distribution.

Each bar graph is scaled identically on the horizontal axis, from seed 15 to seed 1.  In addition, the bars are color coded, with blue bars for seeds 1-8 (playoff teams) and red bars for seeds 9-15 (lottery bound).  You can also mouseover the bar graphs to get the actual probabilities.  See below for some examples: