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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday's Trip around the Statverse

Bill Connelly continues to produce. And I might not like the conclusion, but his preview of A&M and Alabama is definitely worth the effort.

Brian Fremeau discusses Fornelli's blind taste test of college football teams. And don't fail to notice who comes out on top in the FEI.

ESPN Stats & Info begin with the assumption that Oregon's offense is the nation's best unit, an assumption my  and others' advanced stats will force you to at least reconsider. It's pretty much downhill from there. They also look at conference rankings, putting too much emphasis on human polls - possibility for bias, limited in scope - and generally ignore the computer polls that, like my rankings, put the Big 12 on top.

A numerical breakdown of Kansas State/TCU from PURPLEKOOLAID. This is why I'm beginning to fall in love with Kansas State (the community, not the team; I hate Bill Snyder): Kansas State loses the eyeball test so their fans are learning to really appreciate the numerical side of college football. I like numbers, I like smart fans, and I'm drinking the Purple Kool Aid.

And as always, please let me know if you stumble on (or even wrote) some fancy shmancy work using stats in college football.

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