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Crunching The Numbers (ii) – sKore And The Competitive League

Crunching The Numbers (ii) – sKore And The Competitive League

I thought it would be interesting to repeat the experiment on looking at some of the sKore numbers but this time for the top three teams in the Competitive League.

The top three times right now are Empower World Team (1), Hunters (2) and Dream Team in third place and this is how their sKores look when totaled up and averaged out in the same way as before for the top three Premier League teams.

The data for this calculation was taken at 10am Eastern today.

What struck me about this set of figures was that normally I would have thought that the mode (the most common number in the data set) would not be particularly useful.

However when you look at the mode for Hunters and see that it “0” this instantly flags up that the most common sKore for members of this team is “0” and this would be something I would want to urgently address.

It is not saying that the team is bad, far from it as it is placed second in the Competitive League, but highlights a potential area of weakness that otherwise may not so easily have been found.

Empower World Team

Total numbers: 18
Sum of numbers: 569
Mean (Average): 31.6111111111
Median: 35.5
Mode: 43, 37
Range: 52
Ascending order: 1, 4, 17, 20, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 37, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 43, 45, 53


Total numbers: 24
Sum of numbers: 463
Mean (Average): 19.2916666667
Median: 16.5
Mode: 0
Range: 46
Ascending order: 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4, 4, 5, 5, 14, 16, 16, 17, 22, 26, 28, 31, 32, 33, 35, 41, 43, 44, 46

Dream Team

Total numbers: 23
Sum of numbers: 587
Mean (Average): 25.5217391304
Median: 27
Mode: 40
Range: 40
Ascending order: 0, 1, 14, 14, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, 25, 27, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 40, 40

Some people like analyzing numbers but for others it leaves them cold …where do you stand? I would love to know what you think so please leave a comment below with your thoughts.

22 responses to “Crunching The Numbers (ii) – sKore And The Competitive League”

  1. Stephen Whittle says:

    Too many zero’s is a bad thing….get busy everyone!

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      Yes indeed, the zeros really stood out for me when I looked at the data…it is something which might otherwise have been missed or not picked up on as soon.

  2. Lynn M says:

    Interesting stuff…. tho again I’ll leave it to Lucky 13’ers Tom and Boris the Math Whiz to figure out LOL

  3. Great to see …fun to compare with what I got lol

  4. Georgia Stewart says:

    gotta get more surfing in … sometimes that is more difficult than you would think

  5. Tom Wacker says:

    Hmmmm. The average (mean) worked very well as a predictor of performance on the top three teams, why not here?

    Because the Hunters are very top heavy. They have just a few people doing the bulk of the work. The non productive bottom of his team brings the average way down.

    Still studying the data…

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      Exactly Tom…this is why I like numbers. You can just look at the data and immediately say “Hey something is not quite right here…” then you can dig deeper, find out what is wrong and then you have solved a problem that you didn’t previously know existed.

      So for the Hunters this is good and bad news.

      Bad news because not all the team is working efficiently…good news because if they have done so well with only some team members working hard, imagine what they could do with a full team firing on all cylinders?

  6. Sig says:

    Gotta get to study this a little more…but not now…first some sleep…as yes I am one of those who try sleep.

    Good work on numbers anyway

    • So what do you have to do to get sKore? Surf? I have gathered XP from Jon and Arnie, and none of it applied to my sKore. I have 1.4M XP total though! What is this XP I’ve collected good for again?

      • Also, this is what shows on the page by the blog info:
        Eggcelent TIER1
        Eggcelent TIER1 Collect the Golden Egg of XP Badge!
        0 of 5 completed to earn 1000 XP

        Now, I know darn well, I got an XP egg. Where’s the points?
        Why is it, I am the only one having problems with the site pages-whether it is Sweeva, or CTP? It is like someone is sabotaging the actual functionality of my pages! Everything works fine for everyone else. And we Know I do not know how to code or script or any of that techno mumbo jumbo! Just sayin’.

        • Patrick Griffin says:


          I know that Jon and I probably rank as the least “techy” members of TimTech but I can assure you, with 100 per cent confidence, that nobody is messing with your pages.


  7. Karen Kuty says:

    Again, I noticed that for the same amount of surf time, the more I nerdsurf, the better my Skore.

  8. Ken Wolff says:

    I hope that Barbara gets the information that she is looking for. I know she is a hard worker. I am not sure i understand the strategies for raising your score. I am going to try a few different things ans keep a close watch. My score went up to 13 rapidly the first day…on day two it is up to 21…that was basically surfing working with my team to find the Golden Egg. Tiers for the Egg Hunt are tough so I am switching to the blogs and tweets to see what that does.

  9. The problem with states is that so much of what they mean is in the interpretation.

  10. I have to agree with Marian here…

    I checked to see how many XPs one team member had who had a sKore of zero…and they had over 23,000 XPs. A person who had a sKore of 6 had over 50,000 XP.

    Granted, that is a low amount of XPs this late in the week, but a low sKore doesn’t necessarily mean no XPs are being collected at all.

  11. Raj G says:


    Every team member has to be active to contribute…!


  12. Elizabeth says:

    Interesting, very interesting!

  13. Patricia Dean says:

    too complex. I do # crunching well with my bills, LOLOL, but this is, I don’t understand.

  14. thanks for the great chart

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