Hokies Improved, but Tough Stretch Coming

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Buzz Williams
Buzz Williams

The Hokies are off to a 4-1 start in the ACC. That’s obviously a much better start than any of us anticipated. Today we’ll take a closer look at some of the advanced metrics. Some of them reveal why Tech is 4-1, while others show the trend is unlikely to continue.

Offensive and Defensive Ratings: Hokies are Middle of the Pack

The Hokies have been a little bit above average offensively in their five conference games.

RealGM’s Offensive Rating (points per 100 possessions), ACC Games…

#1 Notre Dame: 122.7
#2 UNC: 117.0
#3 Duke: 116.4
#4 Pitt: 115.7
#5 Clemson: 111.0
#6 Virginia: 109.4
#7 Virginia Tech: 104.7
#8 Georgia Tech: 104.7
#9 Florida State: 103.7
#10 Syracuse: 103.0
#11 NC State: 102.6
#12 Wake Forest: 102.1
#13 Louisville: 100.5
#14 Miami: 100.0
#15 Boston College: 84.9

Tech is basically a middle of the pack offensive team at that point, though that’s a huge improvement from where they were a year ago. Now, on to the defensive numbers.

RealGM’s Defensive Rating (points per 100 possessions), ACC Games…

#1 Louisville: 90.2
#2 Miami: 97.3
#3 Syracuse: 99.5
#4 UNC: 100.4
#5 Duke: 102.7
#6 Clemson: 106.2
#7 Virginia: 107.4
#8 Pitt: 107.9
#9 Virginia Tech: 108.7
#10 Florida State: 110.3
#11 Georgia Tech: 110.3
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