New Season Rankings Page
Eagle eyed readers may have noticed some minor changes on the site recently. One of the first things I did when putting this site together was to make a whole set of “season ranking” graphs. As I explained in this post (which is still one of my favorites), the purpose of these graphs wasn’t so much to rank skiers as it was to provide insight into variability. Saying that someone is a ~50 FIS point skier is informative, but omits the important fact that the skier’s results will vary around that level to some (potentially large) degree.
Hence, a ranking graph but with error bars.
This is just one of numerous content and format related changes I’m working on during the ‘off-season’. For instance, you may also have noticed the mysterious additions down at the bottom of the right side-bar. While the season ranking graphs are nominally intended for ‘serious’ statistical ends, these other bits are decidedly more in the ‘fun’ category. I’ll have more to say about them towards the end of the offseason…