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10-26-2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
I'm no stats guy, I'll admit, but it seems to me that there have to be rises and falls on either side of the mean/max of a distribution curve, and 4th place is certainly part of a distribution curve that includes multiple 3rd place finishes. A 7th place vote, though, separated by 4 spots (well, 3 I suppose, given my wording) from the next lowest ranking, is an "outlier". Remember, not one single person considered Hasek 4th, 5th, or 6th on the list.

Long story short, "outlier" means it clearly and distinctly lies outside of the "bulk" of the result distribution.
Exactly. Using MXD's definition of an outlier, Sawchuks #2 is one and Hall is a double outlier. He has a #1 and a #7.

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