BWB Power Index
In an attempt to give you one more thing to
look at - one more tool to analyze your team - one more way to
waste your time - we present the BWB Power Index. Your team stats are ranked in many
categories, and given a percentile rank score within each
category compare to all teams in Benchwarmer Baseball.
Then we total them all up - giving roughly 1/4 your score weighted on
the various win-loss categories (the things that really count)
and then 1/4 each from your hitting, starting pitching, and
The main total
page lists "Rank" - where you stand overall in your league - and
"BWB Rank" - how you stack up against all teams in BWB.
Additionally, teams are ranked within their Federations and
Associations, which may be used for determining entrants and
seeding in the Benchwarmer Bash.
See the breakdown of
Federations and Associations on the Leagues page.
Otherwise, all other columns marked "Rank" are the percentile ranking of
the statistic in the preceding column. These are compared
against all of BWB - so a percentile ranking of 100 means you
have the top score for that stat compared against 80 teams.
0 means you've got the lowest. 50 means you're in
middle...50% of teams scored higher than you, 50% lower.
There were some slight modifications
to the calculations in 2009. Within the Wins and
Losses category, the actual wins are weighted slightly
higher than the other categories. And overall, the three
stat categories - batting, starting pitching, and bullpen, are
weighted higher than the Wins-Losses rank (since that's a
bit more dependent on the league you're in).