Category Archives: NCAA Football

NCAA Basketball: Unprecedented Upsets or Same Old Story?

By Julian Ryan *Editor’s Note: Written before Week 18 rankings published Is it really that crazy a college basketball season? Most college hoops fans would argue that this season has seen an unprecedented amount of upsets. Unlike last year, when … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Lagged Effect of College Football Recruiting

By Kevin Meers Player projection is tricky, a process that gets less accurate when we have limited knowledge of the players we are trying to evaluate. Given our particular lack of information on high school players, in comparison to what … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Throw Out the Record Books

It is the week of Thanksgiving, which means that we are in the midst of Rivalry Game season for college football. Of course, the most important game was played last Saturday, but I am given to understand that several other … Continue reading

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More Chaos: Predicting The Final BCS Scenarios

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz Last week we debuted our BCS prediction model, using it to predict what would happen in the BCS rankings under certain scenarios for the week’s games. Turns out there wasn’t too much chaos as … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Chaos: A BCS Prediction Model

By John Ezekowitz and Chris Bruce Over the past few weeks, we have been predicting the college football polls. We were surprised by how predictable moves in these polls turned out to be. This got us thinking: what if we … Continue reading

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Predicting the Polls Week 12: An All-SEC BCS Title Game?

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz This is the latest in our series of attempts to predict the college football polls. For previous weeks, see posts from week 11, week 10,  week 9, and week 8 (which includes our methodology) Three of the top … Continue reading

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Predicting the Polls Week 11: Can Oregon break into the top 3?

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz This is the latest in our series of attempts to predict the college football polls. For previous weeks, see posts from week 10,  week 9, and week 8 (which includes our methodology) With the … Continue reading

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Predicting the Coaches’ Poll Week 10: How Far Will Bama Fall?

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz This is post is in a series of our attempts to predict college football polls. For more info, see posts here and here. The major story in college football this week was, of course, … Continue reading

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Predicting the Polls Week 9: AP and Coaches’ Poll

By John Ezekowitz and Chris Bruce Last week, we introduced our methodology for predicting the college football AP Poll before it came out. This week, we continue our prediction series and add the Coaches’ Poll, which is calculated as part … Continue reading

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Predicting the College Football Polls

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz The poll ranking system in college football is essentially a popularity contest – sportswriters and coaches vote by ranking the teams, and the results are compiled into the AP and Coaches Poll respectively. You … Continue reading

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