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What’s New at SR/CFB?

Posted by Justin Kubatko on August 10, 2011

This summer we have added a number of new features to College Football at Sports Reference, not to mention statistics for over 2600 school seasons prior to 2000 (the first year we have complete FBS statistics). In this post I would like to highlight some of these new additions.

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Stathead Blog

Posted by Sean Forman on April 25, 2011

Sports Reference’s New Blog: Stathead

I have to admit that I find it very hard to follow all of the great research that people people are producing every day on the web. Following the top two or three sites is hard enough, but when you add in team blogs, other stathead blogs and everything else, it becomes impossible. This doesn’t even include trying to locate recent research in hockey, baseball, football and soccer.

So we’ve decided to do something about it. Every weekday, the Stathead blog will summarize the best research-related studies, news, conferences, and resources for baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer.

The blog will primarily be edited by Neil Paine and will typically feature 20-30 links to analytic content around the internet. We’ve been working out the format over the last two weeks, and we think you’ll soon appreciate our concise summaries for all of the articles we write about.

Feedback as always is welcome.

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Reminder: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

Posted by Neil Paine on February 4, 2011

Another friendly reminder that our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is available for $0.99 at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you’re playing Super Bowl squares this weekend, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning (based on game data from 1994-2010). For more information about features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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S-R News: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

Posted by Neil Paine on February 2, 2011

Just in time for the big game, our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is now available at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you’re at a Super Bowl party this weekend and there’s a game of squares set up, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning based on game data from 1994-2010. Also, if you’re new to the game, there’s a page devoted to basic rules that will help you navigate your first SB squares experience. The app costs $0.99, but will pay for itself many times over if you win the pool.

For more information about its features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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Auburn’s Place Among BCS Champions

Posted by Neil Paine on January 13, 2011

Whenever a team wins a championship, the temptation is always to compare them to other champions from the past, and the 2010 Auburn Tigers are no exception. Using the Simple Rating System (SRS), let’s take a look at where the newest title-holders stand among BCS champs…

On Monday, ESPN asked its users to rank the BCS Champions from #1-13, coming up with this list:

Team Total Pts #1 Votes
2005 Texas 147,259 3,238
2004 USC 141,467 2,710
2009 Alabama 138,222 2,104
2001 Miami-FL 130,473 2,474
2008 Florida 119,697 1,071
2006 Florida 102,270 478
2010 Auburn 92,789 1,042
1999 Florida State 87,367 446
2002 Ohio State 82,755 629
2003 LSU 79,905 404
2000 Oklahoma 78,115 388
1998 Tennessee 74,067 525
2007 LSU 73,156 200

The SRS, though, comes up with a different ranking:

Year School Conf W L T SRS SOS
2001 Miami-FL Big East 12 0 0 26.169 5.741
2004 Southern California Pac 10 13 0 0 26.062 8.788
2008 Florida SEC 13 1 0 25.370 6.701
2005 Texas Big 12 13 0 0 24.977 5.686
2009 Alabama SEC 14 0 0 23.693 7.747
1999 Florida State ACC 12 0 0 23.495 6.208
2000 Oklahoma Big 12 13 0 0 21.555 5.812
2003 Louisiana State SEC 13 1 0 20.847 4.033
2010 Auburn SEC 14 0 0 20.648 7.031
1998 Tennessee SEC 13 0 0 19.955 4.955
2006 Florida SEC 13 1 0 19.661 7.886
2007 Louisiana State SEC 12 2 0 18.414 6.659
2002 Ohio State Big Ten 14 0 0 18.134 4.739

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Send us Your Suggestions!

Posted by Neil Paine on December 22, 2010

Just a friendly reminder that we welcome site feedback/suggestions via our feedback form:

User Feedback – Sports-Reference.com/CFB

You can also email us directly at this address. We’ll try to respond to everything within a week (although it may take longer this time of year, due to the holidays).

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Follow CFB at Sports-Reference on Twitter and Facebook!

Posted by Neil Paine on November 30, 2010

Just a friendly reminder that you can follow us at your favorite social media sites:

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Daily Updates on SR’s College Basketball Site

Posted by Justin Kubatko on November 17, 2010

Starting today, SR’s college basketball site will be updated on a daily basis with 2010-11 statistics and results. Player game logs and splits are not ready yet, but they should be up by December 1 at the latest. Keep in mind that there are almost 350 Division I schools, so early on there may be a few hiccups. Please help us out by letting us know if anything looks amiss, either by posting a comment on the CBB blog or by filling out the CBB feedback form.

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Server Downtime – Wednesday Morning

Posted by Neil Paine on September 28, 2010

Just a quick note to let everyone know there will be a brief site downtime at 4AM EST tomorrow morning. As always, send us an e-mail if you have any questions or comments, and hopefully everything will go smoothly with minimal inconvenience to all.

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YouTube Finds: Tommie Frazier Highlight Reel

Posted by Neil Paine on September 23, 2010

Yesterday, CFB @ SR user Peter emailed us and correctly pointed out that we do not currently have a player page for legendary Nebraska QB Tommie Frazier. This will be corrected in the future, and for now you can still look him up on the individual team pages:

http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/nebraska/1995-roster.html

Still, in response to that oversight, I thought it might be a good time to give Frazier some love in the form of his Nebraska highlight reel:

Needless to say, some of the plays he made in college are still as jaw-dropping as they were 15 years ago (witness the diving, sidearm pass vs. Iowa State 20 seconds into the video).

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