Sweetest Sixteen Analytics

Who’s a huge Excel dork? This guy. Regardless, this is pretty cool to check out with the whole “endurance” through the rounds thing in mind. For instance, “Thunder Road” may have a sixteen seed, but it’s as clear as day that the song has been growing on voters (after that abysmal Round of 256 score, that just looks ugly.) Hallelujah looks like it may have peaked a few rounds ago. Preacherman looks like a sinusoidal curve. Piano Man seems to have been in free fall for some time now. And Baba is looking pretty f’ing mean.

T-minus 10 hours…

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The day I was born, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at the top of the Billboard 200. I've been trying my best to live up to that expectation ever since.
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4 Responses to Sweetest Sixteen Analytics

  1. Janos says:

    It looks like the song with the highest low score (if that makes any sense) is Stand By Me.

  2. guillermo olivos says:

    Yup. Just ran a MIN( ) formula an all of those for the survivors, these are the top 3 songs for highest minimum score:

    1) Stand By Me, 7.764
    2) Bohemian Rhapsody, 7.694
    3) Son Of A Preacherman, 7.6425

  3. sweetems says:

    agreed- fatigue affects the results, but so do other factors, say increasing the standard for what is good as the tournament moves along. (also whether a song grows on people, whether the right version was posted, what it was matched against., limited data, etc.) It’s an interesting graph– especially the cluster the round of 256, then the dispersion afterwards. This dispersion might be the effect of people making their rankings harder, a step toward formalizing a ranking approach. I think the round of 514 spread could be what it was up against, or other more subjective standards. But I have no idea– I suck at math. It is pretty though.

  4. aiko says:

    I don’t use excel much in my daily life anymore after leaving my office job, and I kind of miss it, so this is kind of like excel porn to me.

    Show us your spreadshee-eets!

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