Previously, we looked at the value of points at different stages of a volleyball set. For that article we used data from the Polish Plusliga men’s competition — but do we see the same patterns in other leagues?
Here we repeat the analyses using data from the German Bundesliga (first division, men’s and women’s — data courtesy Michael Mattes) and NCAA Division 1 women’s. For each plot, we have shown the corresponding plot from the original analysis (of the Polish PlusLiga men’s competition) on the right for reference.
1821 matches from from 2008/09 to 2019/20.
(In this league there are technical timeouts at points 8 and 16 in sets 1–4, which explains the lack of team timeouts called around those points.)
1715 matches from 2008/09 to 2019/20.
4451 matches from 2019.