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25 Sep 2015, 10:27pm by Bill Connelly

VN Throwback: Standard Downs vs. Passing Downs

Bill Connelly revisits the idea of standard downs and passing downs and compares what mattered in college football in 2007 to what matters today.

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18 Sep 2015, 03:03pm by Bill Connelly

VN: A (Ratings) Change Will Do You Good

Bill Connelly discusses both the changes he made to his S&P+ ratings this offseason and the effects those changes have had so far this year.

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1 comment, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 4:03pm by fileorgin

12 Sep 2015, 11:02am by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers Throwback

Bill Connelly looks back at the first Varsity Numbers column to begin piecing together what's changed in the world of college football analytics since Darren McFadden played at Arkansas.

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2 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 6:11am by fileorgin

04 Sep 2015, 02:40pm by Bill Connelly

Varsity Numbers: F/+ vs. AP

Comparing the final Football Outsiders F/+ projections to the AP poll and conventional wisdom.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Sep 2015, 4:45pm by Will

07 Jan 2015, 10:28am by Bill Connelly

VN: What F/+ Tells Us About 2014

With only one game remaining in the FBS season, Bill Connelly takes a look at what the current F/+ ratings can tell us about the 2014 season. For starters: the SEC is still the king.

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10 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 7:20am by Kate Brierly

05 Dec 2014, 04:14pm by Bill Connelly

VN: The 2014 College Receiver Crop

With Amari Cooper getting Heisman hype and Championship Weekend upon us, Bill Connelly takes a look at which college wideouts, tight ends, and pass-catching running backs have been the most successful in 2014.

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2 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2014, 7:11pm by Kal

21 Nov 2014, 03:30pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Hits, Misses, and the Year Zero Effect

Bill Connelly looks at the college offenses, defenses, and overall teams that have improved (Air Force!) or regressed (North Texas!) the most in 2014. Year Zero is a real thing (sometimes).

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1 comment, Last at 21 Nov 2014, 7:54pm by Kal

14 Nov 2014, 03:09pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Let's Look at the Ball Carriers

Bill Connelly checks in on individual rushing stats and finds a pretty predictable list of high-level achievers.

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3 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2014, 11:49am by 09dgceph

07 Nov 2014, 02:13pm by Bill Connelly

VN: A Big List of Factors

Bill Connelly looks for the components of a comprehensive new set of college football ratings.

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9 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2014, 6:21pm by Will

31 Oct 2014, 02:57pm by Bill Connelly

VN: Moving Up, Moving Down, Staying The Same

Of all the national playoff contenders, Michigan State might be the most dangerous in the postseason.

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1 comment, Last at 21 Jan 2016, 10:57am by Keshavz1