Thread: 0.560 is the new 0.500 View Single Post
01-30-2013, 08:37 PM
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 Originally Posted by RandV Technically it depends on whether your talking about winning percentage or point percentage. If we're talking about winning percentage then mathematically in the 36-36-10 record then it's only correct to state you have 36 wins out of 82 games, and a 43.9 winning percentage. It's the most basic of mathematics where the label has to actually mean what you're counting. An OTL gets you points but it's not a win. So the problem is people usually say winning percentage as it sounds better but what they're really talking about is point percentage. An OTL is a point, and certainly counts towards a 50.0 point percentage.
This entire thread is based upon the fact that winning % in a meaningless point of reference. Winning % in a system where there are more than 2 results is inherently flawed.