BBI
Brass Balls Index: A measure of how much a bracket favors underdog teams. The index is normalized from 0 (all high seeds chosen) to 100 (all upsets chosen).Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, the highest BBI on record is 21.4 in 2014. The lowest was 4.1 in 2007. The average is 14.5.
CP
Cinderella Potential: A measurement of a team's potential to go farther in the tournament than its seed would indicate - otherwise known as a 'cinderella' team. The index is a function of seed placement, sweet 16 probability, and the team's trend over the last four games.
Defensive Efficiency
Points allowed per 100 possessions. Lower is better.
EFG%
Effective Field Goal Percentage. An adjustment to field goal percentage that accounts for the fact that a three point shot is worth 50% more than a two point shot. eFG% = (FGM + (0.5 x 3PTM)) / FGA
FTR
Free Throw Rate: Free throws taken per field goals attempt.
Off_R%
Offensive Rebound percentage: Percentage of a team's missed shots that result in an offensive rebound.
Offensive Efficiency
Points scored per 100 possessions. Higher is better.
Pace
Average number of possessions per game.
Picks
The number of correctly picked winners.
Poss Pts
Possible Points: The number of possible points a bracket can earn.
Prob Pts
Probable Points: The number of points that the bracket will probably earn, based on each team's probability of advancing.
PSSD
Point Spread Standard Deviation: A measure of team consistency. Lower means more consistent.
Root For (PPS)
Root For (Potential Point Swing): This column on the league page lists the team that has the most potential to positively implact a bracket's league ranking. The potential point swing is how many points the bracket stands to gain against the rest of the league if that team continues to win.
Seed Bonus
An optional scoring system that takes the product of the winning team's seed and the round the game was played and adds it to the baseline score for a win in that round. For example, if a #12 seed wins in the second round, the bonus is worth (2x12) = 24 points. This total would be added to the normal points earned for a win in that round. In the default scoring system, a second round win is worth 3 points. So that #12 seed win in the second round would be worth a total of 27 points. The multiplier is in effect for all teams, regardless of seed or whether the victory was actually an upset. So that #12 seed win is worth 24 bonus points whether they beat the #4 seed or the #13 seed.
TO%
Turnover percentage: Percentage of possessions that result in a turnover.