The problem of comparing teams has been addressed in many different ways for team (scoring) strength. That has many of the same problems as comparing teams for offensive rebounding strength. So we can adopt a good measure for comparing team scoring strength and use it for comparing team offensive rebounding strength. It's easiest to do this with a model that is driven by team scores (rather than wins & losses), such as the PMM, Massey or MOV-Based Terry-Bradley, etc. The basic idea is to use offensive rebounding numbers instead of scores to drive the ratings.
I did this and calculated the current top ten offensive rebounding teams:
|8||San Diego St.||16.37|
Compare this to the table from the last posting:
|1||North Carolina (15-7)||1.36||295|
|3||San Diego St. (20-1)||1.31||217|
|5||Northern Illinois (10-11)||1.26||257|
|10||Long Beach St. (9-13)||1.23||212|
There's quite a bit of overlap. Some teams have moved up or down, but note again that in this measure just grabbing lots of offensive rebounds isn't sufficient. With this approach we can also easily look at teams by offensive rebounding advantage -- at how much advantage you have over your opponents:
|4||Stephen F. Austin||18.49|
There's some overlap here, but a number of new teams appear. These are teams that are decent offensive rebounders, but are also pretty good at keeping the other team from grabbing offensive rebounds.
Any of these measure is better for understanding offensive rebounding performance than just looking at the raw numbers of offensive rebounds (as commentators are wont to do).