I really like using “Spaghetti” plots to compare ranks.

My first attempt to use this technique was in comparing the 2016 All-NBA Team selections to my own predictions – it was a little crude.

All NBA Predictions vs Votes

From there, I continued to display the voting for the 2017 All Stars.

asg-voting-wc-backcourt

This one was featured in “Balancing the value of volume scoring with efficiency” on Nylon Calculus.

06 MVP Meter - Counting stats vs MVP-meter

More recently, my technique has been getting more polished.

All NBA Voting 2017

But my most successful spaghetti plot was not, specifically, a basketball chart. It was this one from “Is There Home-Field Advantage At The Summer Olympics?” on Fansided.

top-5-in-the-summer-olympics

 

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