Sports Data and Software

Using Excel and Wikipedia


Wikipedia often has the results of a particular sport in a tabular format. You can use Excel, which has a simple data import function - select the DATA ribbon, then FROM WEB, then paste the web address.





Using Massey Ratings Data


http://www.masseyratings.com has most of the American sports results which can also be downloaded (see video below).

Dr Tim Chartier has produced some programs to use this data to rank teams: a web site that ranks men's Collegiate basketball teams (see March Madness) and two Java programs (see video below), one for Massey the other for the Colley method. If you want a copy of these Java programs contact me via my Google+ profile below.

The Java ranking programs need two files, which can either be downloaded from masseyratings.com or generated yourself:

1. game data text file.
2. team name text file.


NOTE: the first field - number of days since 1/1/0000 is irrelevant.



For Australian Football i generated these two files-

Click here for Game File for 2014 

Click here for team file

Contact me via my Google+ profile below if you have any other sports data.

How do I get data from masseyratings.com and also use the Java programs to rank my sport?

2 comments:

  1. is there any way I can get a hold of the java files fro both the Colley and Massey ranking systems?

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  2. yes email me at george.lilley15@gmail.com

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