Interactive SEC Football Statistics Help
Thank you for using TYGR Productions' Interactive SEC Football Statistics!  The statistics are presented in a series of tables containing related information, as indicated by the title in the first row of each table.  Each table has controls for sorting the information by selected statistic, and for configuring the ranking calculation.  A set of controls at the top of the form allows the user to configure the display in a variety of ways.  The statistics are provided primarily for individual entertainment purposes.  Although every effort will be made to keep the information updated in a timely fashion, TYGR Productions cannot guarantee the maintenance of these pages or the availability of any servers on which they are hosted.

Note:  Some of the functions of the interactive statistics require that cookies be enabled on the user's computer.  These are standard data cookies, are not used to track information unrelated to the interactive statistics, are not used by TYGR Productions to report information to any other computer or network, and should be compatible with most cookie scanning software (e.g., Spyware Doctor).

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Column Tips
Sorting
Rank
Total Table
Profile
Format
Favorite Team


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Tables
Each table presents a set of related statistics as indicated by the title in the first row:

Passing Offense
Rushing Offense
Total Offense
Passing Defense
Rushing Defense
Total Defense
Kicking (placekicking, kick coverage, kick returns)
Punting (punting, punt coverage, punt returns)
Other (won-lost records, turnovers, penalties)
Total (rankings from the other tables)

Column Tips
Pause the mouse pointer over a column heading and after a couple of seconds a detailed description will pop up:



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Sorting
Click on a column heading and the table will be sorted by the selected statistic.  The current sorting for a table is indicated by highlighted cells, as well as the text in the table's status bar:



The statistics will be arranged best-to-worst with the best team at the top.  Note that the values will be in either ascending or descending order depending upon the particular stat and table.

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Rank
Each table has a Rank column that displays a calculated team ranking for the current table according to the selected statistics.  To select/deselect a stat for ranking, click on the column footer.  If an 'X' appears in the footer, that stat is currently included in the rankings.  The team rank is obtained by first calculating an ordinal for each selected statistic.  The team with the best number for a particular stat is given an ordinal of 1 for that stat.  The next best team is given a 2, etc.  Teams that are tied are given the same ordinal, and the next best team(s) is(are) given the next ordinal, which is one greater than the number of teams with better numbers for the given stat.  Finally, the team rank is determined by averaging the team's selected ordinals and rounding to a tenth of a point.  For example, here's the Passing Offense table with just the TD column selected:



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Total Table
The Total table contains the current aggregate rankings from all the other tables.  When a statistic is selected or deselected for ranking in any table, the Total table is automatically recalculated.  The Avg column contains a numerical average of all the current ranks (not just the selected ones). The Rank column is the same as in the other tables, i.e., an averaged ordinal of the selected columns:



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Display Controls
At the top of the page are a number of controls which can be used to quickly configure the display.  The current selection in each control is saved and is restored automatically the next time the statistics are loaded.

Profile
A "profile" is a set of rank selections and sort selections for all the tables.  Use this feature to quickly setup the tables according to saved settings.  For example, your Webmaster has a profile named "avgOnly" which deselects all the statistics that are totals, and includes only the per-game- and per-attempt-type stats in the rankings.  In addition, all of the tables are sorted by the Rank column.  This comes in handy for comparing rankings when the teams have played different numbers of games.  The profile controls:



Create a Profile:  First, select and deselect statistics in each table for ranking as desired.   Also, sort each table as desired.  Then, type a name in the New profile box (12 characters max, no spaces) and press the Save button.  If a profile with the same name already exists, a warning dialog will be displayed allowing the operation to be cancelled before overwriting the existing profile.  Note:  You cannot replace the default profile.

Load a Profile:  Click on the Load profile drop-down and select the desired profile to load.  All of the tables will be redrawn according to the saved settings.  The standard default profile sorts all the tables by team name, and selects all the statistics for ranking except for the Avg column in the Total table.  Press the Reload button to quickly reload the displayed profile.

Delete a Profile:  Press the Del button.  A warning dialog will be displayed allowing for the operation to be cancelled.  Note:  You cannot delete the default profile.

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Format
The tables are constructed according to one of three available formats: Default, Compact, and Row dividers.   The Default format allows the user's browser to space the columns and rows, and draw the borders around the table cells.  This format will load and redraw the quickest.  The Compact format uses code to precisely control the width of each column, manually draws the borders of cells, and packs the rows closely together.  The Row dividers format is the same as Compact with the addition of lines between the table rows.  This is the most complex format, and will load and redraw the slowest:

To choose the desired display format, click on the Select format drop-down and select from the list.



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Favorite Team
If desired, select from the Favorite team drop-down:



If a favorite team is selected, that team's row will be drawn with the school's colors in each table.  To obtain the colors for each school, the official web site for the university was searched for official colors.   If these were not readily discoverable, the official athletic site for the university was loaded and team colors sampled from the home page.  From there, some tweaking was done to ensure good visibility and provide balance between hardware configurations (testing was done on both flat panel displays and CRTs).  Unfortunately, color varies between video display hardware, monitors, operating systems, and even web browsers.  Hopefully, the final results will prove to be serviceable on most systems.  If necessary, select None from the Favorite team drop-down to turn off the highlighting.

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Browsers
The statistics pages have been tested for functionality on a Windows XP Professional client with the following web browsers:  Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, and Firefox.  If you are using another system and are having trouble, you may report any problems to the Webmaster.   Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that the TYGR Productions' Interactive Statistics will be operational on any given system, nor can we address all issues.  These pages are provided for entertainment purposes and will be maintained only as time and other resources permit.  We will do our best to acknowledge all e-mails.   Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Terms of Use
The TYGR Productions' Interactive Statistics are provided for download to personal computers and are authorized for individual use only.  Copying or reposting the statistics page or any linked resource in whole or in part on any web server or other network server is not allowed without the written consent of TYGR Productions.   The original DHTML code (HTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS, and any other embedded or linked resource) is copyrighted by the original author and is not  in the public domain.  Copying or reusing any portion of the code is not allowed without the express written consent of the author.  Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.

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