About The Power Rank

Do you need accurate predictions for spreads and totals in football? Do you crave the thrill of winning your bowl or March Madness pool?

You’re smarter than the average sports fan and know that numbers can help. However, “sports analytics” often seems arcane and inaccessible.

I can help.

My name is Ed Feng, founder of The Power Rank. On this site, I use data and my own algorithms to make accurate football and March Madness predictions.

From 2015 to 2017, the college football predictions posted here predicted the winner in 73.7% of games (1679-598, doesn’t include cupcake FBS vs FCS games).

From 2002 through 2018, my pre-tournament numbers predicted the winner of 71.2% of March Madness games (792-320).

I found Ed a few years ago through a web search and have been following ever since. In 2017, I entered a college football bowl pool with 58 people and used the cheat sheet and weekly emails to make my picks. Long story short, I won the pool!

Merrek, West Bloomfield, MI.

I also produce content that takes the mystery out of sports analytics. This guide to content features my best work. I also host The Football Analytics Show, a podcast dedicated to predictions and better explanations of football analytics.

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My Story

A decade ago, I was just a curious sports fan like yourself. I enjoyed books like Moneyball and Basketball on Paper but never put the ideas to use for winning a pool.

That changed in 2008. After reading an academic paper on Google’s technology, I got inspired to apply my Stanford Ph.D. to rankings sports teams. My friends liked the resulting NFL rankings and encouraged me to do more.

Ed Feng's article on the BCS title game made the cover of Sports Illustrated.In 2012, SB Nation made a video on my March Madness analytics. Later that year, my story predicting Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the college football title game appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Now, I have contributed articles to FiveThirtyEight, Grantland and Deadspin. Media outlets such as Forbes, Business Week and Bleacher Report have featured my numbers and predictions. In 2017, I spoke at the first International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica.

In my spare time, I like running, IPA and using blackjack to teach math and probability at the Summers-Knoll School in Ann Arbor.

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During football season, I offer a sample of my college and pro football predictions usually reserved for paying members of the site. You also get my bracket advice for March Madness.

In addition, I keep you up to date on other content such as my preseason college football win totals report.

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Look, if you’re a clone programmed to believe everything you hear on ESPN (think Stormtroopers in Star Wars), this newsletter isn’t for you.

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