Data Visualization: Division II Men’s Basketball Ranking Visualized

As if beating everyone taking second place in our office’s March Madness bracket pool isn’t good enough, last Saturday I had another reason to celebrate.

This is Jamie Martin writing to you. I’m a Data Acquisition Engineer at BrightPlanet. My alma mater, Augustana University, made school history by winning its first ever NCAA Division II National Championship in men’s basketball. The men’s basketball team beat Lincoln Memorial University 90-81. As a proud Viking alum, it was a blast watching them rack up 34 wins across the season.

Plus, Augustana’s winning streak inspired me to put together this visualization of the NABC Division II Men’s Basketball polls, detailing the rankings from the start of the season back in October.

This is just another example of data visualization at work. Simply click Augustana – or, ahem, one of the losing teams – to see their path through the polls each week of the season.

Go Vikings!

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