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Updated int'l BB league playability rankings



The data presented here is based upon /u/BuckNewman's int'l basketball league results posted on Reddit. That data can be found here.


Table



Country W L P CPI HDI Cluster Tot Ws Tot Ls Tot Ps Gms
Denmark 5 2 92 0.9 4 25 17 0 42
Finland 4 1 89 0.879 4 59.52% 40.48% 0.00%
Sweden 3 4 87 0.898 4
Australia 1 1 80 0.933 4
Germany 6 6 79 0.911 4
United Kingdom 1 1 78 0.892 4
Austria 5 2 72 0.881 4
France 6 3 69 0.884 1 33 30 1 64
Poland 2 4 61 0.834 1 51.56% 46.88% 1.56%
Israel 0 3 60 0.888 1
Spain 7 4 60 0.869 1
Lithuania 1 58 0.834 1
South Korea 1 3 55 0.881 1
Latvia 1 55 0.81 1
Czech Republic 4 6 1 51 0.861 1
Slovakia 3 50 0.83 1
Italy 9 6 43 0.872 1
Turkey 2 2 45 0.759 5 9 10 1 20
Brazil 4 2 43 0.744 5 45.00% 50.00% 5.00%
Bulgaria 1 43 0.777 5
China 1 1 36 0.719 5
Mexico 1 1 35 0.756 5
Argentina 2 3 34 0.808 5
Philippines 1 38 0.66 3 1
Clusters are produced by using a machine-learning algorithm that compares the nation's HDI and CPI scores to yield a grouping according to the expected economic success and corruption levels in a country.

CPI (corruption perception index) numbers are derived from 2014 Transparency.org tables.

HDI (human development index) numbers are derived from 2014 United Nations tables.

The HDI + CPI clusters were run through a 6-cluster analysis. Clusters 0 and 2 are not present because no known professional sports leagues currently operate in those countries.


HDI + CPI table for Additional Countries



Country CPI HDI Cluster
Denmark 92 0.9 4
New Zealand 91 0.91 4
Finland 89 0.879 4
Sweden 87 0.898 4
Norway 86 0.944 4
Switzerland 86 0.917 4
Singapore 84 0.891 4
Netherlands 83 0.915 4
Canada 81 0.902 4
Australia 80 0.933 4
Germany 79 0.911 4
Iceland 79 0.895 4
United Kingdom 78 0.892 4
Belgium 76 0.881 4
Japan 76 0.901 4
Ireland 74 0.899 4
United States 74 0.914 4
Austria 72 0.881 4
Barbados 74 0.776 1
Chile 73 0.822 1
Uruguay 73 0.79 1
Bahamas 71 0.789 1
United Arab Emirates 70 0.827 1
Estonia 69 0.84 1
France 69 0.884 1
Qatar 69 0.851 1
Cyprus 63 0.845 1
Portugal 63 0.822 1
Poland 61 0.834 1
Israel 60 0.888 1
Spain 60 0.869 1
Lithuania 58 0.834 1
Slovenia 58 0.874 1
South Korea 55 0.881 1
Latvia 55 0.81 1
Malta 55 0.829 1
Hungary 54 0.818 1
Czech Republic 51 0.861 1
Slovakia 50 0.83 1
Bahrain 49 0.815 1
Saudi Arabia 49 0.836 1
Croatia 48 0.812 1
Cuba 46 0.815 1
Kuwait 44 0.814 1
Greece 43 0.853 1
Italy 43 0.872 1
Bhutan 65 0.584 2
Botswana 63 0.683 2
Cape Verde 57 0.636 2
Namibia 49 0.626 3
Ghana 48 0.573 3
South Africa 44 0.658 3
El Salvador 39 0.662 3
Morocco 39 0.617 3
India 38 0.586 3
Philippines 38 0.66 3
Zambia 38 0.561 3
Egypt 37 0.682 3
Gabon 37 0.674 3
Bolivia 35 0.667 3
Moldova 35 0.663 3
Indonesia 34 0.684 3
Guatemala 32 0.628 3
Vietnam 31 0.638 3
Guyana 30 0.638 3
Honduras 29 0.617 3
Nicaragua 28 0.614 3
Kyrgyzstan 27 0.628 3
Bangladesh 25 0.558 3
Laos 25 0.569 3
Paraguay 24 0.676 3
Republic of the Congo 23 0.564 3
Tajikistan 23 0.607 3
Cambodia 21 0.584 3
Uzbekistan 18 0.661 3
Turkmenistan 17 0.698 3
Iraq 16 0.642 3
Burkina Faso 38 0.388 0
Liberia 37 0.412 0
Niger 35 0.337 0
Djibouti 34 0.467 0
Ethiopia 33 0.435 0
Malawi 33 0.414 0
Mali 32 0.407 0
Mozambique 31 0.393 0
Sierra Leone 31 0.374 0
Gambia 29 0.441 0
Togo 29 0.473 0
Guinea 25 0.392 0
Central African Republic 24 0.341 0
Chad 22 0.372 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo 22 0.338 0
Burundi 20 0.389 0
Guinea-Bissau 19 0.396 0
Haiti 19 0.471 0
Eritrea 18 0.381 0
Afghanistan 12 0.468 0
Dominica 58 0.717 5
Seychelles 55 0.756 5
Costa Rica 54 0.763 5
Mauritius 54 0.771 5
Georgia 52 0.744 5
Malaysia 52 0.773 5
Samoa 52 0.694 5
Jordan 49 0.745 5
Oman 45 0.783 5
Macedonia 45 0.732 5
Turkey 45 0.759 5
Brazil 43 0.744 5
Bulgaria 43 0.777 5
Romania 43 0.785 5
Montenegro 42 0.789 5
Serbia 41 0.745 5
Tunisia 40 0.721 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 39 0.731 5
Mongolia 39 0.698 5
Jamaica 38 0.715 5
Peru 38 0.737 5
Sri Lanka 38 0.75 5
Thailand 38 0.722 5
Trinidad and Tobago 38 0.766 5
Armenia 37 0.73 5
Colombia 37 0.711 5
Panama 37 0.765 5
Algeria 36 0.717 5
China 36 0.719 5
Suriname 36 0.705 5
Mexico 35 0.756 5
Argentina 34 0.808 5
Albania 33 0.716 5
Ecuador 33 0.711 5
Dominican Republic 32 0.7 5
Belarus 31 0.786 5
Azerbaijan 29 0.747 5
Kazakhstan 29 0.757 5
Iran 27 0.749 5
Lebanon 27 0.765 5
Russia 27 0.778 5
Ukraine 26 0.734 5
Venezuela 19 0.764 5
Libya 18 0.784 5
This data is provided to allow you a better sense of what countries are assigned by the program to what clusters. The hope is to allow readers a better sense of what the issues might be present in each country beyond the question of of how basketball leagues operate and how likely sports bets placed on teams in those countries are to succeed based upon a betting model that has not yet been fully validated.
Country W L P CPI HDI Cluster Tot Ws Tot Ls Tot Ps Gms
Denmark 5 2 92 0.9 4 25 17 0 42
Finland 4 1 89 0.879 4 59.52% 40.48% 0.00%
Sweden 3 4 87 0.898 4
Australia 1 1 80 0.933 4
Germany 6 6 79 0.911 4
United Kingdom 1 1 78 0.892 4
Austria 5 2 72 0.881 4
France 6 3 69 0.884 1 33 30 1 64
Poland 2 4 61 0.834 1 51.56% 46.88% 1.56%
Israel 0 3 60 0.888 1
Spain 7 4 60 0.869 1
Lithuania 1 58 0.834 1
South Korea 1 3 55 0.881 1
Latvia 1 55 0.81 1
Czech Republic 4 6 1 51 0.861 1
Slovakia 3 50 0.83 1
Italy 9 6 43 0.872 1
Turkey 2 2 45 0.759 5 9 10 1 20
Brazil 4 2 43 0.744 5 45.00% 50.00% 5.00%
Bulgaria 1 43 0.777 5
China 1 1 36 0.719 5
Mexico 1 1 35 0.756 5
Argentina 2 3 34 0.808 5
Philippines 1 38 0.66 3 1
CPI is derived from 2014 Transparency.org corrption perceptions index scores
HDI is derived from UN humna development index scores