Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group
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We are undergraduates passionate about the field of sports analytics. Members discuss the current state of advanced statistics in a variety of sports and attempt to contribute to the field through original research. Check out more great content at our website, sports.sites.yale.edu!
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BY THE NUMBERS: Ivy League football kickoff

This weekend represents the much-anticipated kickoff of 2017 Ivy League football. With the start of the 10-game season comes much speculation: Will the title again […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Ivy League track leaders

On Feb. 15, the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group published an analysis of Ivy League swimming performance . We argued that given the variability of […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Measuring strength in Ivy baseball

The Yale baseball team approaches the beginning of Ivy League play this weekend, entering with a nonconference record of 8–10. However, record alone only says […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Yale’s chances of making the Ivy tournament

Last weekend, several upcoming deadlines began to seem much closer than anticipated for students across the Ivy League. Sunshine and warm weather radiated reminders that […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Counting Yale’s losses

Two months after making its first NCAA tournament appearance in over 50 years, the Yale men’s basketball team graduated three of its five starters. Just […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Ivy League swimming’s MVPs

On the surface, swimming appears to be one of the simplest sports in which to evaluate athlete value. By comparing the set of times posted […]

BY THE NUMBERS: The biggest home-field advantage?

One of the quirks of Ivy League scheduling is the employment of a travel-partner system that allows schools to play multiple opponents in one weekend. […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Hoops analysis

Our basketball predictions use the Elo model, which we also applied to hockey and explained in last week’s column. Each team is given a ranking […]

Report shows income inequality at Yale

A report by The New York Times on the income distribution of U.S. college students has shed new light on income inequality at Yale.

BY THE NUMBERS: ECAC Hockey predictions

Statistics in sports can be used in two general ways: to describe what has happened and to predict what will happen.

BY THE NUMBERS: Harvard vs. Yale

Heading into this weekend, the Yale Bulldogs have once again assumed the position as the underdogs in the storied Yale-Harvard football game. According to both the popular Sagarin ratings and our own Elo ratings, Yale has a less than a five percent chance to beat Harvard.