Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Sep 2016, 12:03pm by Brian Fremeau

Home Field Advantage Is Vanishing

Dirk Chatelain writing for the Omaha World-Herald presents potential reasons for an apparent decline in home field advantage in college football -- specifically highlighted in the Big Ten and Big 12. Among the hypotheses for why? More balanced officiating due to instant replay booth reviews.

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31 Aug 2016, 04:21pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI 2016 Primer: Most Average

Brian Fremeau is back for his 10th season of college football advanced stats at Football Outsiders, with a lesson on average teams (like Arkansas State) and updated FEI projections for 2016.

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04 Aug 2016, 11:21am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: In-Season Improvement and Regression

It is rare for any team to consistently improve week in and week out, but we can compare performances from the beginning of the year with those at the end to see which college football teams improved and which ones regressed in 2015.

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13 Jan 2016, 12:03pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Final: Alabama Again

The national championship game will long be remembered for the flurry of scores over the final ten minutes, but two key stops by Alabama before that flurry began were just as crucial.

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08 Jan 2016, 11:05am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Key Stat to Decide the National Title

Alabama and Clemson are the two best defenses in forcing opponent three-and-outs (or worse). What impact will this defensive statistical matchup have on the outcome of the game?

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06 Jan 2016, 11:43am by Brian Fremeau

FEI: Bowl Blowouts

Brian Fremeau explores a new method of visualizing the savage beatdowns that Alabama and Clemson administered to Michigan State and Oklahoma.

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01 Jan 2016, 11:14am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: UM & UF Enjoy Early Success

Based on recent history, the best indicator of future success has as much to do with the state of the program the coach inherited as it does in his winning percentage out of the gate.

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21 Dec 2015, 10:36pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Projecting Conference Bowl Records

How much stock should we put into bowl results? The conferences that have the best record in the end may get there primarily due to the quality (or lack thereof) of the opponents they're scheduled to face.

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17 Dec 2015, 11:34am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Clemson's Unenviable No.1 Ranking

Over the previous 10 seasons -- nine in the two-team BCS format and one in the four-team playoff format -- the No. 1 team heading into the postseason hoisted the trophy in January only three times.

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09 Dec 2015, 04:27pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 14: Sparty Yes

Brian Fremeau recaps Michigan State's long, long, long march to glory against Iowa.

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