UPS Partners with Stats to Introduce Performance Index in College Basketball

By Community | January 22, 2013

UPS, allergist a global logistics leader, treat today announced it has joined with STATS LLC, denture the world’s largest sports technology, data and content company, in expanding its proprietary UPS Team Performance Index (TPI) efficiency measurement platform to men’s and women’s college basketball.

The UPS Team Performance Index for basketball is a data index that will comprehensively measure offensive and defensive efficiency for all 345 NCAA Division I men’s and 340 NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams. The Index will be updated on an ongoing basis. In creating the UPS Team Performance Index, STATS reviewed 10 years of past men’s and women’s college basketball statistical data, finding a strong correlation to overall performance in all aspects of the game and winning.

UPS is the Official Logistics Partner of the NCAA.

The UPS Team Performance Index for college basketball will include six key statistical components with a proven correlation to a team’s overall success. These statistical components then are combined in a manner that rewards teams for performing efficiently and effectively in all categories to create the Index, ranking them from highest to lowest.

“UPS is thrilled to extend our association with STATS to include the new Team Performance Indexes for men’s and women’s college basketball,” said Ron Rogowski, UPS vice president, global sponsorships and events. “Logistics are not only the foundation of our business, but they’re also the foundation for success on the court or on any playing field, and we’re proud to have developed a system that successfully quantifies which teams are best at the preparation, planning and precision that lead to success.”

“STATS is excited to expand the UPS Team Performance Index into college basketball,” said John Sasman, vice president of commercial products at STATS. “The application of the Index to basketball highlights the efficiency and overall teamwork required to succeed in the sport. The Team Performance Index is designed to identify well-balanced teams that do multiple things well, similar to how UPS excels in logistics. The formula shows new insights and tells a unique story about the teams and the college basketball season.”

For each of the components, an Index value is created using a proprietary algorithm, with 100 being average. For all categories, anything above 100 is better than average and anything below 100 is below average. The maximum component index is capped at 200 in any category. These components and team’s win-loss performance then are combined to reward a team that excels in all facets of the game.

The Team Performance Index for basketball is a brand extension of the original UPS Team Performance Index first launched in August 2012 for NCAA football.