Category Archives: predictive

The Importance of Seeding

This post was a 2-part guest post at TeamRankings.com. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. With a month left in the season, most of college basketball is focused on who’s in and out of the tournament. Those teams near … Continue reading

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The Achievement S-Curve: 2/13/2012

Quick update on the Achievement S-Curve. First, the bracket and the full ASC data here: The ASC is converging with Bracketology. Besides differences in doling out the automatic bids, just two of Lunardi’s at-large teams were not in my bracket–BYU … Continue reading

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Who’s REALLY Going Dancing?

Around this time of year, there’s lots of talk about who’s in and who’s out and who’s on the bubble. Plenty of chatter about what may or may not get your team into the Big Dance. Tons of discussion of … Continue reading

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The Achievement S-Curve: 1/30/2012

Those following along (those that have not, start here, here, and here) know that the goal of the Achievement S-Curve is to reward teams for what they have accomplished on the court. Wins and losses count. Strength of schedule counts. … Continue reading

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Determining the “Most Deserving”

With football season over, I will turn my focus to one of my favorite times of the year: March Madness. I’ll continue to post some football research during the off-season, but the next month or so will be heavy on … Continue reading

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What has more influence: Offense or Defense?

With the Super Bowl less than a day away, there is no shortage of information, opinions, and statistics floating around pertaining to the big game. You’ll certainly hear about how Pittsburgh’s pass defense needs to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the … Continue reading

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Quick Slant: Descriptive versus Predictive

This is the first of my posts that I’ll call “Quick Slants”. These posts will be short and to the point, sometimes discussing a current event, a hot topic, or just a random topic I’m interested in. In this post, I … Continue reading

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