Season Simulations for all Power 5 Conference Teams: 9/7/2021

Using our Elo ratings, which serve as a measure of each team’s strength and update after each game, we simulated the remaining college football season 10,000 times. This was done for every matchup for every team across the sport, and we've separated out the result for each Power 5 conference below. Using our Elo ratings, we … Continue reading Season Simulations for all Power 5 Conference Teams: 9/7/2021

Season Simulations for all Power 5 Conference Teams

Using our Elo ratings, which serve as a measure of each team’s strength and update after each game, we simulated the upcoming college football season 10,000 times. This was done for every matchup for every team across the sport, and we've separated out the result for each Power 5 conference below. Using our Elo ratings, we … Continue reading Season Simulations for all Power 5 Conference Teams

Comparing Third Down Conversion Rate by Distance to Go

In almost every game, announcers find a point to mention each team’s third down conversion rate. Sometimes it’s their conversion rate for that game only, and sometimes it’s their conversion rate for the whole season and a ranking of how that compares to other teams. In these situations, I find the information lacking: they say … Continue reading Comparing Third Down Conversion Rate by Distance to Go

Takeaways From Charting the Penn State–Iowa Game

Penn State is now 0-5 and hasn't really been in what's felt like a close game since the opener at Indiana. Luckily, I found a way to (kind of) distract myself, charting each and every pass of this weekend's game using Jared Lee's fantastic Shiny app and code. Please check out his account and give … Continue reading Takeaways From Charting the Penn State–Iowa Game

Podcast: B10 and PAC-12 Postpone, and the Debut of CFB Elo Ratings

Big Ten and Pac-12 Postpone 2020 CFB, Elo Ratings, and Notre Dame to the ACC The Staturdays podcast is back on an eventful day for college football as the B10 and PAC-12 cancel their fall sports seasons. We did our first ever live podcast show on Facebook Live, so if you're interested in watching us … Continue reading Podcast: B10 and PAC-12 Postpone, and the Debut of CFB Elo Ratings