RIOT -- Major League Baseball Playoff Races
Better than Magic Numbers!
Welcome to the RIOT baseball pages! We provide detailed standings
for Major League Baseball with new, informative statistics that allow
fans to track how well their teams are performing.
For those new to the site, here's what we do:
RIOT, a project started at the Industrial
Engineering and Operations Research department of the University of
California-Berkeley and recently moved to department of Engineering Management, Information,
and Systems of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, provides users
exclusive data for each team, including:
- Number of additional games, if won, guarantees a first-place finish
- Number of additional games, if won, guarantees a postseason berth
- Number of games team must win to avoid elimination from first place
- Number of games team must win to avoid elimination from the postseason
These numbers are more informative than magic numbers, since they take into
account each team's remaining schedule of games. More
details about the numbers and the
method of their calculation are available.
Information is updated daily, so be sure to return every day. Click on
league logo above to check out who's on the fast track for the postseason, and
who's already done for the year.
This project is made possible by
Dorit S. Hochbaum's ONR
research grant N00014-91-J-1241 and NSF Award DMI-9713482.
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© Copyright 1996
Ilan Adler, Alan L. Erera, Dorit S. Hochbaum and Eli V. Olinick
Questions or comments? Send mail to the
RIOT Baseball Project.