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August 29, 2011

Appearances & Rankings in the Weekly AP Poll (1936-2010): At Sportsdelve, Andrew McKillop also researched each school’s historical appearances — and placement — in the AP poll.

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August 26, 2011

Records As and Against the AP No. 1: SportsDelve’s Andrew McKillop compiled each school’s all-time record as and against the AP’s #1-ranked team.

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2011 ACC & Big 12 Simulations from WhatIfSports: WhatIfSports ran the 2011 ACC and Big 12 through their simulator.

August 22, 2011

SportsDelve on AP #1s and the Preseason Poll: A couple of AP poll-related posts from Andrew McKillop — first, a year-by-year look at where the defending AP champ ranked in the following preseason poll; then, a full list of AP preseason #1s (and how long the managed to keep the ranking).

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Texas A&M Aggies, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Mississippi State Bulldogs could disappoint ($): At ESPN, FO’s Brian Fremeau breaks down a handful of teams whose preseason buzz might not be justified by their on-field performance in 2011.

August 19, 2011

‘Canes take NFL scoring by storm: Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Info writes about Miami’s remarkable streak — a Hurricanes alum has scored a touchdown in 139 consecutive NFL regular season weeks, dating back to Week 15 of 2002.

August 16, 2011

FEI Quality Control: At FO, Brian Fremeau explains some changes to his eponymous efficiency index, and the new philosophies behind them.

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August 15, 2011

The Latest From SportsDelve.com: A couple of posts from Sportsdelve’s Andrew McKillop this weekend: first, he compiled complete records for FBS teams vs. Division II/III/NAIA schools; then, he tallied up winning and losing seasons for NHL franchises.

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August 12, 2011

Is Florida State set up to disappoint?: Trendy teams that make huge preseason leaps in the polls (like FSU) rarely live up to expectations, writes ESPN’s Chris Fallica.

August 10, 2011

What’s New at SR/CFB?: Read about the epic additions Sports-Reference/College Football made to both its data and research tools.

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August 4, 2011

Attendance is Everything: Looking at BCS conference attendance in basketball & football, and adjusting for stadium capacities, BP’s Corey Schmidt determines which sport is more popular at which school.

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August 2, 2011

NCAA Resource-Centric Model, Part II. Writing for FO, Kevin Haynes continues his analysis of how a school’s resources determine its on-field success by looking at coaches who won more (and less) than we would expect from the resources their schools provide.

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July 26, 2011

Timing is everything for Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech’s option offense is so unique that they have a great built-in advantage when facing an opponent who only had 1 week to prepare. Unfortunately, as Josh Parcell of ESPN Stats & Info points out, the downside to this is that opponents who have longer to prepare fare much, much better against the Jackets.

July 25, 2011

A Resource-Centric Model for NCAA Football Success (Part I): At FO, Kevin Haynes researches the degree to which college football success is determined by a school’s resources.

July 15, 2011

Schools With the Most Pro Head Coaches: SportsDelve.com’s Andrew McKillop looks at which schools’ coaches most often turn into NFL head coaches.

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July 11, 2011

Great Turnarounds and Collapses: Andrew McKillop of SportsDelve researched the historical data on college football’s top turnarounds (single-season improvements in W%) and collapses (single-season declines in W%).

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July 5, 2011

The Transfer Player: SportsDelve’s Andrew McKillop researched high-impact college players who (like Cam Newton a year ago) transferred from one school to another.

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June 29, 2011

The SEC vs the Miami Hurricanes: LiveBall Sports’ Greg Trippiedi examined the NFL’s Top 100 players of 2011 list, and found that Miami alone almost had as many players as the vaunted SEC.

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Conference Realignment: Andrew McKillop of SportsDelve.com looks at the impact a conference change usually has on a school’s W-L.

June 14, 2011

FOA 2011 and KUBIAK 2011: Football Outsiders news — when you can find their book and projections.

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May 25, 2011

Alabama 1992 Defensive Game Charting: Gene Stallings’ Defensive Quality Control chart from 1992.

Why Alabama, not Oklahoma, should be preseason No. 1: SI’s Stewart Mandel uses some Football Outsiders metrics to make the case that ‘Bama should be #1.

May 17, 2011

WhatIfSports.com NCAA Football Tournament of Champions 1996-2010: WIS is running a 16-team tournament with the last 16 college football national champions.

The Bowls: Silly Extravagance or Worthwhile Tradition?: The Wiz of Odds digs into the financial data on bowl games.

May 16, 2011

Smart Notes, 5/16/2011: Smart Football’s Chris Brown lists his links for the week, including ones on the run and shoot and the most inconsistent college teams.

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May 13, 2011

Undefeated SEC champ? Not in 2011: Next year it’s going to be harder than ever for an SEC team to go undefeated, writes Brian Fremeau of ESPN Insider.

May 12, 2011

Defeating Number One in College Football: SportsDelve’s Andrew McKillop lists every instance of an AP #1 being defeated.

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May 4, 2011

Smart Notes 5/4/2011: Chris Brown’s Smart Football notes on the Auburn offense, Rashard Mendenhall, the UFL, and the Coase Theorem.

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April 20, 2011

Lewin Career Forecast v2.0

Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders presents the new version of their college QB projection system. Link

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April 13, 2011

Varsity Numbers: Adj. POE Revisited

Football Outsiders’ Bill Connelly looks at the adjusted Points Over Expected numbers for the 2010 college season. Link

Did Cam Newton play in a “one read” passing offense at Auburn?

Chris Brown of Smart Football looks at the offense Cam Newton ran at Auburn last season. Link

April 11, 2011

So Far On Football Study Hall…

An extensive recap of Bill Connelly’s research so far at Football Study Hall. Link

SackSEER revisited

Nathan Forster of Football Outsiders evaluates 2010 SackSEER projections and looks ahead to 2011. Link

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