February 21, 2013

Super 15 Predictions, Round 2

Team Ratings for Round 2

This year the predictions have been slightly changed with the help of a student, Joshua Dale. The home ground advantage now is different when both teams are from the same country to when the teams are from different countries. The basic method is described on my Department home page.

Here are the team ratings prior to Round 2, along with the ratings at the start of the season.

Current Rating Rating at Season Start Difference
Crusaders 9.03 9.03 0.00
Chiefs 6.98 6.98 -0.00
Sharks 4.57 4.57 0.00
Hurricanes 4.40 4.40 0.00
Stormers 3.34 3.34 0.00
Bulls 2.55 2.55 0.00
Brumbies 0.30 -1.06 1.40
Reds -0.90 0.46 -1.40
Blues -3.02 -3.02 0.00
Highlanders -3.41 -3.41 -0.00
Waratahs -4.10 -4.10 0.00
Cheetahs -4.16 -4.16 -0.00
Kings -10.00 -10.00 0.00
Force -10.16 -9.73 -0.40
Rebels -10.21 -10.64 0.40

 

Performance So Far

So far there have been 2 matches played, 2 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 100%.

Here are the predictions for last week’s games.

Game Date Score Prediction Correct
1 Rebels vs. Force Feb 15 30 – 23 1.60 TRUE
2 Brumbies vs. Reds Feb 16 24 – 6 1.00 TRUE

 

Predictions for Round 2

Here are the predictions for Round 2. The prediction is my estimated expected points difference with a positive margin being a win to the home team, and a negative margin a win to the away team.

Game Date Winner Prediction
1 Highlanders vs. Chiefs Feb 22 Chiefs -7.90
2 Rebels vs. Brumbies Feb 22 Brumbies -8.00
3 Bulls vs. Stormers Feb 22 Bulls 1.70
4 Hurricanes vs. Blues Feb 23 Hurricanes 9.90
5 Reds vs. Waratahs Feb 23 Reds 5.70
6 Cheetahs vs. Sharks Feb 23 Sharks -6.20
7 Kings vs. Force Feb 23 Kings 4.20

 

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David Scott obtained a BA and PhD from the Australian National University and then commenced his university teaching career at La Trobe University in 1972. He has taught at La Trobe University, the University of Sheffield, Bond University and Colorado State University, joining the University of Auckland, based at Tamaki Campus, in mid-1995. He has been Head of Department at La Trobe University, Acting Dean and Associate Dean (Academic) at Bond University, and Associate Director of the Centre for Quality Management and Data Analysis at Bond University with responsibility for Short Courses. He was Head of the Department of Statistics in 2000, and is a past President of the New Zealand Statistical Assocation. See all posts by David Scott »

Comments

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    Keith Belling

    when do you post the predictions for the following round ? ie round 3 now

    2 years ago Reply

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