Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Who's Not Honoring Me Now?

One of my pet peeves is the weekly NBA Rankings on various sites -- you can really smell the bias. The best is Sagarin's computer ranking which uses a computer algorithm based on win margin, schedule strength, etc. The worst is usually Tony Meija from CBS, who is a full hater, but the LA Times is also homer hater which may be worse:

Lakers #8 - Sagarin/USA Today (thru 11/12)
Lakers #13 - Meija/CBS (thru 11/12)
Lakers #10 - Stein/ESPN (thru 11/11)
Lakers #14 - Heisler?/LA Times (thru 11/10)
Lakers #14 - ??/FoxSports
Lakers #10 - Schuhmann/NBA.com (11/11)
Lakers #9 - Burns/SI (11/12)
Lakers #12 - Murphy/Covers.com (11/12)

3 comments:

flyE said...

I posted this before the Lakers lost at SA.. and they are still #8 in the Sagarin rankings (since SA at home is, you know, a tough game). 6-2 Phoenix is #9.

Sony said...

Last night Van Gundy thought they would be a 7 seed in the west, which translated NBA-wide, means they're probably 7 or 8.

flyE said...

True - #8 if you count the Celtics.

Sagarin as of 11/15, after the Houston win:

#1 - Celtics
#2 - Hornets (7-2!)
#3 - Spurs
#4 - Rockets
#5 - Lakers
#6 - Mavs
#7 - Jazz