3 Mar 2017

NRL 2017 Season Ladder Prediction

The 2017 NRL Premiership Season kicks off tonight with the Broncos vs Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium - we're very excited! During the week we decided to try to predict where each team would end up at the end of the 2017 NRL season.

To achieve this, we took the top 200 NRL players (top 200 determined by total number of points scored in 2016) and ranked them based on 11 key statistics, weighting each stat according to our view of the impact of that statistic on game wins​. We then combined the rankings of those 11 factors to determine which NRL teams had the strongest group of top players likely to be game winners for them. Below is the ladder prediction that fell out of our prediction model. At the end of the season we'll see how close we came to predicting the ladder positions of each time!

Enjoy tonight's opening game of the 2017 NRL season! More detail on the calculations and methodology we used in the next few days...

If you have a better idea of where your team will end up and why, please comment below!

NRL 2017 Ladder Predictor

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