Archive for December, 2009

Week 14 Power Rankings

December 16, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 10 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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The 4th Quarter

December 9, 2009

Now that we’ve passed the third quarter of the season and reached the fourth, it is time to look back at the third quarter to see how they progressed, and look ahead to the fourth quarter and what the team needs to do to continue to improve. The team made a remarkable recovery in the third quarter, winning all of their games, and are now poised for a playoff push.

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Week 13 Power Rankings

December 9, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 10 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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Stoking the Fire

December 1, 2009

Earlier in the season, I touched on one of the things that I strongly feel helps create a champion. Namely that a champion rarely runs through the regular season nearly uncontested and continues that path through the playoffs to an eventual trophy. Champions need to face some adversity to forge their identity and harden their resolve. Step two in that process of forging through adversity is to apply it and ignite.

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Week 12 Power Rankings

December 1, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 10 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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