This is an effort to answer these questions:

- Has the average potential of the player universe changed?

- Are there more or fewer players with low potential?

- Are there more or fewer players with high potential?

Here’s what the data looks like:

Here are some statistics:

Metric | OOTP 24 | OOTP 25 |
---|---|---|

Std Dev | 28.3 | 33.0 |

Mean | 36.9 | 36.9 |

Median | 35 | 35 |

Mode | 20 | 35 |

OOTP 25 forms a neat bell curve distribution centered on 35 potential, spoiled only by an unusually high number of 80 potential players.

From the statistics, you can see that the mean and median are unchanged. The standard deviation actually increases slightly because the large number of 20 potential players that were closer to the mean was reduced.

To answer our questions from above:

- Has the average potential of the player universe changed? No.

- Are there more or fewer players with low potential?
- If low potential is defined as below average (35 potential), then the answer is fewer. It decreased from 2,807 to 2,608 (7.1%).

- If low potential is defined as less than 50, the answer is more. It increased from 6,138 to 6,517 (6.2%). In either case, not a significant change.

- Are there more or fewer players with high potential?
- If you define high potential as above average (35 potential), then the answer is fewer. It decreased from 3,199 to 3,043 (4.9%).

- If you define high potential as greater than 50, the answer is dramatically fewer. It decreased from 668 to 356 (46.7%), almost halving the population of 55+ potential players.