NCAA Division 1A Football

Copyright 2004-2010, Paul Kislanko

Commentary
19 July 2010 The 2010 Schedule
My now-annual analysis of the FBS schedule topology and related topics.
22 July 2010 Intended SOS
A way-too-early look at strengths of schedules
31 July 2010 Scheduling Strategies
Are bye dates strategic?
17 August 2010 Conference Size and Shape
A geographical perspective on present and future conference "size."
1 September 2010 Refining the ISR
A minor correction to the definition of the basic Iterative Strength Rating (and ISOV).
14 September 2010 The Pseudo-Smith Set for 2010
Various analyses of the directed games graph.
10 November 2010 Team-Pairwise Conference Comparisons
Yet another way to aggregate team-based ratings by conference, with something extra.
Reference
Standings
(With links to teams' schedule and results data)
ALL college football games by date
This is an indexed consolidation of Peter Wolfe's Schedule and Scores pages.
D1 FBS D1 FCS D2 D3 NAIA+
(the + means including non-NCAA, non-NAIA teams)

Inter-Divisional Summary

2010 Season Team List
An indexed view of Dr. Wolfe's Divisional and Conference Affiliations page. Any errors in my version are attributable to me.
D1 Season (by week)
A one-page view of the 2010 D1 season. Team name links to schedule and results for the team plus each of its opponents.
All games by week:
26 Aug 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Dec 6 Jan

Connectivity
FBS Division 1

Resumes
This report shows teams' performance relative their opponents' opponents performance against their opponents.
by opponents' rank

Normalized scoring stats
Scoring averages adjusted for opponents' strength in scoring and preventing scores
Links
Kenneth Massey's College Football Ratings Comparison page.
Analysis: Pre-season Wk 01 Wk 02 Wk 03 Wk 04
WRRV
Wk 05
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Wk 12
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Wk 13
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Wk 14
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Wk 19
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Pairwise-comparison of teams with non-losing records.
David Wilson's Rankings List.
College Football Data Warehouse
Where to go when you get old enough that your memory fails or you're too young to remember what happened before you were born.
NCAA Stats home
The horse's mouth, so to speak.
Ranking summary for FBS teams
cfbstats.com
Splits and situational stats - inside box scores
Ratings
Iterative Strength Ratings
Boyd Nation's Iterative Strength Rating
Conference summaries
Iterated Strength of Victory
This is the ISR with a Margin Of Victory component.
Conference summaries

Directed Games Graph
These are not "ratings" per se, but two different functions of win chains (A beat B beat C...) based upon the shortest such chains between two teams.
Second order winning percentage (based upon number of Bs, Cs, etc. for each A)
Weighted by number of paths and length of path

Often people who are not familiar with the nature and limitations of statistical methods tend to expect too much of the rating system. Ratings provide merely a comparison of performances, no more and no less. The measurement of the performance of an individual is always made relative to the performance of his competitors and both the performance of the player and of his opponents are subject to much the same random fluctuations. The measurement of the rating of an individual might well be compared with the measurement of the position of a cork bobbing up and down on the surface of agitated water with a yard stick tied to a rope and which is swaying in the wind.
Arpad Elo in Chess Life, 1962
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.
Chuck Reid

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