Football Outsiders

Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: Adj. POE Revisited
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers: Adj. POE Revisited

Bill Connelly takes a further look at Adjusted POE, a college football measure for ranking individual ball-carriers, and the 2010 Adjusted POE rankings.

20 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2011, 1:52pm by vincemullins
Varsity Numbers: Auf Wiedersehen, 2010
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers: Auf Wiedersehen, 2010

Bill Connelly looks back at the 2010 bowl season and unveils the season-ending S&P+ and F/+ rankings.

25 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2011, 10:41pm by zlionsfan
Varsity Numbers: A New View of S&P+
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers: A New View of S&P+

Single-game S&P+ ratings as adjusted points scored? Bill Connelly looks at a potentially more useful way to understand S&P+ and its applications.

27 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2011, 3:47pm by Alabama ManDance
VN: Charlie Strong and Baby Steps
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

VN: Charlie Strong and Baby Steps

Bill Connelly looks at where college football stands in terms of both the opportunity and success of black coaches.

5 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2010, 1:49pm by Bill Connelly
Varsity Numbers Cools Off
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers Cools Off

Do hot teams stay hot and cold teams stay cold, during the bowl layoff, or does everybody return to room temperature? Bill Connelly finds that the layoff really doesn't help anybody's performance.

15 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2010, 1:29am by Jeff Fogle
Varsity Numbers: We're All Set
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers: We're All Set

Bill Connelly takes a look at how Auburn and Oregon passed their final tests, supports offensive coordinators, and reviews games that did not go according to statistical plan.

4 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2010, 2:25pm by Bill Connelly
Varsity Numbers Runs Up the Score
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers Runs Up the Score

In today's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a look at which teams keep their foot on the gas when up big and which teams take it easy on beaten opponents.

12 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2010, 8:31am by Kevin from Philly
Varsity Numbers: Making Upsets Count
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Varsity Numbers: Making Upsets Count

Alabama was 18 times better than Auburn in the first quarter and lost. Nevada was down 17 against a team that hadn't lost a conference game in three years. Bill Connelly relives the ultimate weekend to be a college football fan.

3 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2010, 11:54pm by Damien
VN: What S&P+ Sees
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

VN: What S&P+ Sees

Bill Connelly looks at an interesting game through the eyes of the S&P+, talks up West Virginia's defense, and prepares for a Black Friday full of exciting games.

16 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2010, 10:30pm by zlionsfan
VN: Tantrums and Aesthetics
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

VN: Tantrums and Aesthetics

In the week-in-review Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly looks at the game that took place around Bo Pelini's tantrums and some odd shifts in the S&P+ rankings.

8 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2010, 9:33pm by Jeff Fogle