Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis
LSU's punt unit forced Cam Newton to lead his Tigers out of terrible field position all day, but nothing could stop Auburn from claiming the No. 1 FEI ranking.
The Giants and Steelers duke it out at the top of our ratings as the Year of Parity continues. Plus, answering reader questions about Chicago's third-down struggles and the best and worst divisions in DVOA history.
Bill Barnwell takes a look at the Patriots' decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 before reviewing the best and worst from Week 7.
Formula tweaks and the crazy glory of the 2010 college football season are on the docket for this edition of Varsity Numbers.
Who fell out of love with Kevin Kolb? Which mid-90's NBA player made an unexpected appearance? And what's with the diamond? Audibles fills you in.
Doug Farrar reviews the new pro football strategy book by Ron Jaworski and Greg Cosell, with a little help from one of the authors.
In today's Varsity Numbers, Four Truths are revisited, Arizona State has the best bye week ever, FEI and S&P+ disagree, and Bill Connelly waits for Oregon's ratings to rise.
To help avoid helmet-to-helmet hits, Channing Crowder suggests new uniforms, Brian Urlacher suggests flags, and Kerry Rhodes does some math. There's more in this week's best quotes.
The SDA crew examines the big games of the week, including several possible upsets, and discusses how the BCS could be in trouble after this wild season.
Ben Muth breaks down the slide stretch play, and how the Redskins were able to use it to establish a running game against the Colts.