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Team Cognitive Ability as a Predictor of Team Performance

This study by Patrick M. Wright, Gary C. McMahan, and Dennis Smart examined the relationship between team cognitive ability (average Scholastic Aptitude Test score) and team performance (a subjective coach’s evaluation and an objective measure using Sagarin’s Power Rankings) among NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball teams during the 1991-92 season.

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