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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. As a
matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as
played on the field. See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more