Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Team Efficiency Ratings

These are the current efficiency ratings in ACC games only for each team. Note the team with the best efficiency may not necessarily be the best defensive or offensive squad since the schedule is not balanced. Next to the team's offensive rating is the average rating of their opponents defense (and offense next to the defensive number). As always these are points per 100 possessions.

Offense:

1.) 115.4 North Carolina (107.4)
2.) 114.9 Duke (104.7)
3.) 112.9 Boston College (105.2)
4.) 108.5 Clemson (104.3)
5.) 106.1 Georgia Tech (106.5)
6.) 106.0 Miami (106.7)
7.) 103.4 Maryland (102.1)
8.) 101.0 Virginia (102.1)
9.) 100.2 Wake Forest (105.8)
10.) 99.0 NC State (106.7)
11.) 98.9 Florida State (103.9)
12.) 97.6 Virginia Tech (104.1)

Defense:

1.) 93.4 Duke (101.9)
2.) 98.8 Virginia Tech (105.4)
3.) 103.6 Georgia Tech (103.0)
4.) 104.3 North Carolina (104.6)
5.) 104.3 Maryland (108.2)
6.) 104.8 Virginia (106.1)
7.) 105.9 Boston College (101.6)
8.) 106.7 Clemson (105.8)
9.) 107.9 Wake Forest (104.6)
10.) 109.0 Florida State (104.4)
11.) 110.2 Miami (107.4)
12.) 112.0 NC State (107.0)

Notice that while Maryland has only the 5th most efficient defense and 7th most efficient offense they have played on average the best defenses and offenses in the ACC. This does not include tonight's Virginia game. On paper the two teams seem fairly even but I think Maryland should have a big advantage with the game at Comcast. Virginia is hurting for inside players this season due to injury while Jason Cain and JR Reynolds, who killed the Terps in both losses last season, departed as seniors.

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