17 May 2012, 07:28pm by Bill Connelly
We have been having some fun this week at SB Nation, walking through the ins and outs of the promotion-and-relegation system of world soccer and why it would or wouldn't work for college football. My contribution: a rough, seven-year, four-tiered simulation that encompasses the FBS ranks and a good portion of FCS. The result: Akron falls really far, Howard Schnellenberger adds "SEC coach" to his resume, and the Pac-12 is suddenly the deepest conference in the country.
Anyway, it's a fun way to kill some time, even though the top conferences would obviously never agree to such a thing.
14 comments, Last at 22 May 2012, 9:50am by Revenge of the NURBS
25 Apr 2012, 06:22pm by Bill Connelly
It's time for the annual look at advanced college running back statistics and what they may tell us about this weekend's draft prospects.
5 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2013, 4:18pm by dinelson
19 Apr 2012, 02:58pm by Bill Connelly
At Football Study Hall today, I posted a link to full 2005-11 college football targets-and-catches data. Measures like Catch Rate and Yards Per Target are so much more informative than simple yards and yards per catch, so hopefully people enjoy it. There is a likely essay about the data and its predictive and evaluative potential coming in the Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, but for now, here is all the raw data you can stomach.
And yes, the Big 12 has had some ridiculously prolific passing offenses. Who knew?
19 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2012, 3:39pm by Bill Connelly
06 Apr 2012, 12:24pm by Bill Connelly
A look at the state of the 2012 F/+ Projections and what may cause changes between now and the release of the Football Outsiders Almanac 2012.
7 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2012, 9:09pm by Brian Fremeau
16 Jan 2012, 03:28pm by Bill Connelly
In the season-ending edition of Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at what put Alabama ahead of LSU, both in the BCS title game and in the 2011 F/+ rankings, and looks at the winners and losers of bowl season.
12 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2012, 9:34am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
23 Dec 2011, 09:04pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly gives us the lowdown on some changes to our college stats, then unveils the newly updated F/+ numbers for 2005-2010.
1 comment, Last at 26 Dec 2011, 1:14am by Steve C
02 Dec 2011, 03:55pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly discusses current BCS championship scenarios and why a college football playoff would not always produce the most optimal, fairest result.
61 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2011, 12:16am by Alternator
25 Nov 2011, 01:10pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly looks at the impact college football's future conference alignment may have on conference title races.
5 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2011, 2:09pm by Jeff Fogle
18 Nov 2011, 04:21pm by Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly looks further at teams' personalities by looking at pace, run-pass ratios and more. Get this: Big 12 teams play quickly and pass a lot! Who knew?
2 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2011, 9:36am by Dales
11 Nov 2011, 10:15am by Bill Connelly
In light of an awful week for college football, Bill Connelly distracts himself by adding a special teams component to the F/+ rankings.
5 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2011, 1:06am by Jeff Fogle