20 May 2014, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz
Here are the early projected standings that we used to give Todd McShay a draft order for the 2015 mock draft he did last week on ESPN Insider, along with some explanation of the basic reasons why teams are likely to improve and decline in 2014. Please pay attention when I say "this is not the final, official Football Outsiders forecast for 2014." Some people on the Internets saw that draft order and acted like we had brought the tablets down from Mount Sinai. AFC will run tomorrow.
15 May 2014, 12:57pm by Scott Kacsmar
Will Buffalo be able to get everything it wants out of Sammy Watkins, Lord of Bubble Screens?
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05 May 2014, 12:57pm by Brian Fremeau
Examining the post-spring projected FEI top 25, their likelihood to contend for the national championship playoff, and the three toughest games that stand in their way.
28 Apr 2014, 02:28pm by Brian Fremeau
We ran projections for team, offensive and defensive efficiency through the lens of our drive-based FEI ratings and calculated conference win likelihoods for each of the Big Five conferences.
01 Apr 2014, 09:16pm by Brian Fremeau
Baylor leads the way for college Program Offense rankings, five-year measures of opponent-adjusted offensive possession efficiency.
24 Mar 2014, 01:11pm by Brian Fremeau
Florida State is the clear favorite in the ACC, but North Carolina may be the best bet to spoil the Seminoles run to another conference title and national championship.
10 Mar 2014, 10:18am by Brian Fremeau
The top 10 teams for 2014 according to our early spring FEI projection model, including each team's likelihood to finish the regular season 11-1 or better, the presumed benchmark for college football playoff contenders this fall.
05 Mar 2014, 09:44pm by Brian Fremeau
Five college football offenses that had the fastest average tempo last season.
25 Feb 2014, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Somehow, we ended up with a number of likely UDFA running backs on top of this year's Speed Scores, led by Damien Williams of Oklahoma. There will be a Matt Waldman column soon on the four top Speed Score guys and their strengths and weaknesses. Meanwhile, top prospect Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona had a Speed Score of 84.8, which would be the lowest ever for a player chosen in the first three rounds of the draft who wasn't immediately moved to wide receiver. (Hi, Dexter McCluster.)
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21 Feb 2014, 01:02pm by Brian Fremeau
Highlighting five college programs that have been the most stable in the last quarter century. Each has an opportunity to elevate its program status this fall, and a strong and consistent foundation from which to build.