Triple post edit. Sorry.
Double post edit.
Michigan State lead Michigan for exactly 0 seconds...still won 27-23 lol
So here is the thing about all of these statitistical models...none of them have been able to outperform Vegas in terms of predictive power. Until they can do so they are largely meaningless.
Sorry, but if you don't think there is competition in academia you simply don't understand academia.
Yeah, I wouldn't bet on Utah making the CFP. Still too many teams on the schedule talented enough to knock them off.
Absolutely. Utah has been very susceptible to airraid offenses in the past.
I have loved seeing Utah getting some pub, but this has officially crossed the line into silliness.
Thanks. I will have to snoop around. Hell, maybe I just found a thesis. I'm sure my advisor wouldn't mind awarding a degree for such a frivolous topic (though that is still several years out) /s
A couple nerd questions (I am currently a statistics PhD student at tOSU). First I am curious if there have been any post hoc analysis on predictive power of these methods this early in the season. If these methods are really designed to determine how good s team is instead of how good their season has been, there should be a fairly impressive consistency in predictive ability. Second, this early in the season seems like there would be fairly wide error margins for an estimated mean for team quality. Is there anywhere to find answers to these questions? Because point estimates (the rankings as given) are about the least useful tools of analysis without understanding margin and predictive error.
Urban is not the only coach to lead Utah to an undefeated season. Whittingham lead Utah to a perfect season in 2008 with a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. But I digress.
But in all seriousness I would want the Buckeyes in a close, competitive game.
Develop bipolar disorder.
Some of us are conflicted...
Oh that is cold.
Connor Cook reads Harry Potter fan fiction.
Dantonio wears socks with Burkenstocks.
Narduzzi gives dead fish handshakes.
Pac12 is looking worse.
No, it's just called delusion.
It's hard to go 11-0 when you start 0-1.
RUN THROUGH ALL THE WALLS!!!