Performance Efficiency in NCAA Basketball
Exercise Science and Sport Management
This study employs data envelopment analysis to examine the efficiency of men’s college basketball programs in producing competitive and academically successful teams. Employing inputs measuring team talent, academic ability and experience as well as a program’s basketball-specific expenditures and measures of coaching ability and experience, two efficiency measures are estimated, which rank teams according to their technical efficiency in producing each of the outputs desired by athletic departments and universities. These measures of efficiency are useful in allowing administrators to determine how their basketball programs compare to other programs across the country using a more holistic measure of success.
Journal of Sports Economics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Bolen, J. Brandon; Rezek, Jon; and Pitts, Joshua D., "Performance Efficiency in NCAA Basketball" (2017). Faculty Publications. 4530.