At the start of the Big East season, I posted an aerial showing where each of the sixteen teams stood at the start of conference play.I'll reproduce it here. This is based on KenPom's adjusted offensive and defensive efficiencies, through games played 31-Dec-2009 (click to enlarge):Here's an explanation of the plot, cribbed from the first time I ran one of these:Note that the ordinate axis (defensive efficiency) is scaled backwards, from high to low, so that better defensive teams are at the top of the graphI've color-coded the team markers, from black to yellow, indicating the nominal Pythagorean Rating, using Rating = A_OE^11.5 / (A_OE^11.5 + A_DE^11.5)The solid grey line is a sort of 1:1 line, indicating where a team would be equally capable at offense and defense. Teams to the left...

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