It rewards (probably too much, #14 Dustin Crum Kent State Golden Flashes football Signature shirt Sweater should adjust) coaches who improve programs. Calipari has dramatically improved 3 teams, and Kentucky was relatively weak before he got there. Izzo has only been at one school, so he hasn’t had the same opportunities for big swings. Cool! I’m sure it’s not perfect but I’ve never seen any comparable way of ranking coaches. A great idea to do it this way, and the regression to the mean is a good way to not penalize success.
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Isn’t the SRS a predictive system rather than a system that measures past performance? I know the football variant definitely is, I’m not sure if basketball is different . It rates teams in one season at a time. So I used the four previous seasons to predict what should be expected from the next season, based on the relative strength of the programs, and how “easy” it should be to win there moving forward.
Second, I’d argue that the coach’s tenure at his (it’s always his, isn’t it) current school is what matters. It’s the current school’s history and circumstances #14 Dustin Crum Kent State Golden Flashes football Signature tshirt Sweater is considered, so why would, for instance. Tony Bennett’s time at Washington State be relevant to his jaw-dropping resurrection of Virginia? Why would Calipari’s tenure at UMass and Memphis, where he cheated his ass off and got caught, matter when measuring how much he improved Kentucky over where Tubby left it?