Over at the Detroit News, I wrote about three of the most important concepts in college football analytics. It’s part one of a two part primer on analytics 101.
I looked at the following three concepts.
- Last season matters. Teams tend to persist from year to year.
- Predicting turnovers. Randomness plays a large role in turnovers, but there is some evidence for predicting interceptions.
- Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. Yards per play is a good place to start.
To read the article, click here.
Part two will come later in the season.
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