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VIC: AFL Dominance
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

Use dominance matrices to analyse and rank teams in a round-robin type competition.

Vocabulary

  • Probability
  • Trial
  • Estimate
  • Reciprocal

About the Lesson

Students use data from the AFL home and away season to populate a binary matrix for the wins and losses of teams in the top 4, the teacher notes provide additional data for the top 8 with some interesting insights worthy of showing students! The binary matrix is then used to produce a first order dominance vector and later a second order dominance vector. These two vectors are then combined to produce a plausible ranking system.