Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence and the ESPN schedule shuffle

With the hurricane, or at least threat of one, causing multiple cancellations this weekend, ESPN had to scramble to fill their schedule.  This allowed a few games originally planned for online only broadcasts to get promoted to real channels.

Yes, this is one of those "research" posts that won't matter in the grand scheme of things, but it's kind of fun for those of us interested in the broadcasting side of college football.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week 3 wrap up

It was a weird week as a hurricane demolished ESPN's lineup, and will likely cause a few teams to only have 11 games this season.  Still had a few conference games, though.

We finally have every division with a conference game completed at this point, and next week should see a large uptick in conference games start.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Week 2 wrap up

I know this post is a little later than usual, but I got distracted by finally breaking the curse and seeing the Hokies win in person, and then dealing with preparations for the upcoming hurricane that is greatly affecting the week 3 schedule.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Week 1 wrap up

We're back!

But wait, did that just happen?  VT comes into Tallahassee in a nationally televised game with Kirk Herbstreit on the call, and with a no-name defense, and embarrasses Florida State?

I felt like I was in Bizarro World.

Oh, and it was a conference game, so the wheels started spinning early.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018 Season Predictions

The time has come! One of my favorite weeks each year, leading into my favorite season! Not just fall...but college football season!

To that end, let's get down to forecasting the season that is about to come (and, for a handful of teams, actually began last weekend).

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

College Football 2018 - First Take

It's been a quiet off-season on this blog - much thanks to Chip for helping to bridge the gap earlier this Summer. But in the lead-up to Week 0, it's time to dig into 2018 for REAL!

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Myth of the Marquee Matchup

When the College Football Playoff was created, many folks claimed that it would lead to better in-season matchups between top teams, because teams would be willing to take the risk to increase their strength of schedule.  However, as we have gone through multiple seasons, the committee has made it clear that the top criteria they look at is number of losses.  I thought I would take a look at the teams that made the CFP or just missed it, and see if a slight change of schedule would have affected their ability to be selected.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Case Study: Power 5 Schedules

With discussions of conference vs. conference and winning percentages, I wanted to take a look at how different teams and different conferences create their schedules.  For example, Alabama has a good record against other Power 5 teams over the last few years, but a closer look at their schedule shows that they haven't played a Power 5 team out-of-conference outside of a neutral site game in at least 6 years.

Sit back, this is a long one with a lot of numbers.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Analyzing the predictions

Now that we are done with the regular season and the bowls are set, let's see how we (well, just me) did with our predictions for the season.

Friday, December 1, 2017