Four Factor Analysis Tool

This tool can provide anyone with a quick snap shot of how the Big Ten teams stack up using Dean Oliver’s Four Factors. When you Click to Analyze the chart, you will be presented with a comparison of Northwestern and Penn State (since that’s our game tomorrow) in each of the factors (actually eight factors all together since each factor has an offensive and defensive component). However, by simply using ctrl-click you can select any teams that you would prefer to analyze. This should be a worthwhile tool for any Big Ten fan looking to see how their team stacks up against their opponent.

The second part of this tool will enable you to see how the Big Ten teams rank according to each of the Four Factors. Select the factor that you are interested in from the legend on the left. Then select the Values button on the Sort control under the x-axis. That will provide you with a view of the teams ranked by that factor.