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18 Oct 2012, 06:21pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Taking Stock after 7 Weeks

With preseason projections fully phased out of the FO college football numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at some of the more surprising midseason rankings. Which teams are for real?

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1 comment, Last at 19 Oct 2012, 6:45pm by Kal

11 Oct 2012, 05:48pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers vs. Third Downs

Adjusted Third Down Rates will tell you that Taylor Martinez and company need to stay on schedule, while Mike Leach's Air Raid makes up for a lack of overall talent with solid adjusted conversion rates.

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5 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2012, 8:20am by Bill Connelly

04 Oct 2012, 12:50pm by Bill Connelly

VN: The Weird, Wacky Big 12

Bill Connelly does a simulation to figure out what in the world to expect from the Big 12 over the next two months.

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27 Sep 2012, 04:42pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Surprise!

A month into the 2012 college football season, Bill Connelly takes a look at September's surprising teams, for better and for worse.

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4 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2012, 7:45am by DFK

20 Sep 2012, 05:12pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: A Disruptive Presence

In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at the most disruptive defenses in the country, and when "disruptive" and "good" are not actually synonyms.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2012, 1:56am by Kal

13 Sep 2012, 05:31pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: Fun With Early Data

Bill Connelly takes a look at hints early-season data can give us about teams like Nebraska, Penn State, Northwestern and Kansas.

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07 Sep 2012, 02:54pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Embrace The Randomness

Bill Connelly takes a look at the role turnovers played in Week 1 of the college football season. Is there any wonder why college head coaches often go gray faster than U.S. presidents?

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1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2012, 5:03pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

31 Aug 2012, 01:46pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Survival and Last-Second Projections

After the Thursday and Friday undercard, the 2012 college football season starts in earnest tomorrow. It's time for some last-second projections and a conventional wisdom check.

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4 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2012, 8:28am by jgrenci@zoominternet.net

21 Jun 2012, 07:47pm by Bill Connelly

College Football Playoffs Will Still Provide Plenty to Be Mad About

Today at SB Nation, I took a look at how a four-team playoff, and the selection committee allegedly accompanying it, would have impacted the last 14 years of college football. The short version: we're still annoyed, and Boise State is still screwed. At least, the Boise State of the WAC and Mountain West.

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57 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2012, 3:58am by Subrata Sircar

17 May 2012, 07:28pm by Bill Connelly

Relegation Simulation: Rewriting College Football History

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.

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14 comments, Last at 22 May 2012, 9:50am by Revenge of the NURBS