How often are you finishing above the mean?

Kevin K., Spank, and Tony S. are tied at nine for most above-the-mean performances. Aunt Sue and Tim C. have achieved the feat eight times. 164 (71.0%) of our 231 players have placed above the mean at least once.

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Finishes above the mean

In a previous post, we examined our players’ PROPS consistency by taking a closer look at the average distance they typically finish from the mean. Another good measure of PROP success is how many times a player has finished above the mean.

Of our 231 unique POPS PROPS entrants, 164 (71.0 percent) have placed above the mean at least one time. Of the 67 who have yet to beat the mean, two has entered four PROPS, three have participated three times, five have played two times and 59 have only been in one PROPS. What’s that tell us? It shows us there’s parity. Given a few chances, everyone will eventually perform better than average.

Kevin K., Spank, and Tony S., all 13-time players, are the only PROPS players who have finished above the mean nine times. Kevin K. usually finishes an average of 4.42 points ahead of the mean. Spank, on the other hand, typically finishes -0.43 points below the mean. What’s that tell us? It tells us that while both players have found great success, their POPS PROPS pathways have been remarkably different.

Aunt Sue and Tim C. have finished above the mean eight times, while nine players have beaten the mean seven times. Jason S., 1-9 against the mean, currently holds the record for worst winning percentage against the mean.

Beyond the mean, what about top 10 finishes? Eighty-five players (36.8%) have achieved that feat at least once, but only 38 players (16.5 percent) have accomplished it more than once. Eric M. has a POPS PROPS-best five Top 10 finishes, while Kevin K., Kevin L., Phil H., and Tony S. have placed in the Top 10 four times. Ten players have placed in the Top 10 three times, 23 players have ended in the Top 10 twice, while 47 entrants have appeared in the Top 10 once.

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