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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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April 11, 2011

So Far On Football Study Hall…

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

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SackSEER revisited

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

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