Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 9 – 2014

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College Football Week 9 gets started tonight.  After another week of seeing teams fall from the undefeated we see some upsets on the horizon this weekend.

Here are our week 9 data driven college football predictions:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
TUESDAY
101 Arkansas State 59% 31 -3
102 Louisiana-Lafayette 41% 24 57 1/2
THURSDAY
105 Connecticut 17% 13 55
106 East Carolina 83% 39 -27 1/2
107 Miami (FL) 47% 26 -2 1/2
108 Virginia Tech 53% 28 52
FRIDAY
109 Troy 23% 15 54
110 South Alabama 77% 37 -14
111 South Florida 39% 25 58
112 Cincinnati 62% 34 -11
113 BYU 44% 27 56 1/2
114 Boise State 56% 32 -7
115 Oregon 68% 44 -18
116 California 32% 30 77

Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 8 – 2014

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College Football Week 8 comes quickly this week as we have a game Tuesday night.  We’re coming off another big week of games that have shaken up the national picture.  Conference play is in full swing and we’ve got some important match-ups this week.

Here are our week 8 data driven college football predictions:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
TUESDAY
301 Louisiana-Lafayette 44% 30 60
302 Texas State 56% 35 -2
THURSDAY
305 Virginia Tech 57% 28 -2 1/2
306 Pittsburgh 43% 22 47
307 Utah 54% 30 -2 1/2
308 Oregon State 46% 26 57
FRIDAY
309 Fresno State 28% 22 61
310 Boise State 72% 39 -17
311 Temple 40% 20 50
312 Houston 60% 29 -7

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Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 7 – 2014

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Week 7 of the 2014 season is here after an upset filled Saturday last week.  Underdogs jumped out last week and pulled off some upsets shaking things up in the world of college football.  That turned some games scheduled this week into marquee match-ups.

Here are our week 7 data driven college football predictions:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
THURSDAY
103 BYU 47% 23 45u
104 Central Florida 53% 26 -3
FRIDAY
105 Washington State 28% 17 55½u
106 Stanford 72% 34 -17
107 San Diego State PREMIUM PICK -4½
108 New Mexico 49½u
109 Fresno State 60% 36 -10½
110 UNLV 40% 27 66u

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College Football Power Rankings – Week 7 (2014)

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Using our proprietary formula, we have ranked all 128 FBS college football teams for week 7 of the 2014 season.

Rank - TEAM
1 - Auburn
2 - Baylor
3 - Ohio St
4 - Mississippi St
5 - Oklahoma
6 - Florida St
7 - Alabama
8 - Michigan St
9 - Ole Miss
10 - TCU
11 - Georgia
12 - Texas A&M
13 - Clemson
14 - Kansas St
15 - Arkansas
16 - Stanford
17 - UCLA
18 - Oregon
19 - LSU
20 - Marshall
21 - Florida
22 - Notre Dame
23 - Nebraska
24 - Arizona
25 - Oklahoma St
26 - USC
27 - Louisiana Tech
28 - Louisville
29 - Tennessee
30 - Wisconsin
31 - Memphis
32 - Utah
33 - Missouri
34 - Northwestern
35 - Arizona St
36 - Texas
37 - Washington
38 - Duke
39 - Minnesota
40 - Virginia Tech
41 - Iowa
42 - South Carolina
43 - Kentucky
44 - Maryland
45 - Georgia Tech
46 - East Carolina
47 - Oregon St
48 - West Virginia
49 - Virginia
50 - Miami (FL)
51 - Temple
52 - California
53 - BYU
54 - Rutgers
55 - UCF
56 - Iowa St
57 - Washington St
58 - Indiana
59 - Boise St
60 - Utah St
61 - Boston College
62 - Colorado St
63 - Michigan
64 - Houston
65 - Air Force
66 - Penn St
67 - Pitt
68 - Nevada
69 - Western Kentucky
70 - South Alabama
71 - Colorado
72 - Florida International
73 - Georgia Southern
74 - Texas Tech
75 - Navy
76 - Central Michigan
77 - Syracuse
78 - UAB
79 - Arkansas St
80 - Akron
81 - NC State
82 - Toledo
83 - North Carolina
84 - Rice
85 - Purdue
86 - Wyoming
87 - Cincinnati
88 - Middle Tennessee
89 - San Jose St
90 - Vanderbilt
91 - Northern Illinois
92 - Wake Forest
93 - Western Michigan
94 - San Diego St
95 - Army
96 - Ball St
97 - South Florida
98 - Fresno St
99 - Kansas
100 - North Texas
101 - UT-San Antonio
102 - Hawaii
103 - LA-Monroe
104 - New Mexico
105 - Buffalo
106 - Ohio
107 - Texas St
108 - Illinois
109 - Florida Atlantic
110 - Tulane
111 - Louisiana
112 - Bowling Green
113 - Miami (OH)
114 - Georgia St
115 - Connecticut
116 - UTEP
117 - Troy
118 - Kent St
119 - Southern Miss
120 - Old Dominion
121 - Massachusetts
122 - New Mexico St
123 - Tulsa
124 - Idaho
125 - UNLV
126 - Appalachian St
127 - SMU
128 - Eastern Michigan

Our data driven college football predictions go up every Wednesday afternoon throughout the season.

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Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 6 – 2014

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Data Driven College Football Predictions for Week 6:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
THURSDAY
303 Florida Atlantic 51% 28 -6½
304 Florida International 49% 27 46½u
305 Central Florida PREMIUM PICK 50½u
306 Houston -3
307 Arizona 30% 27 79u
308 Oregon 70% 42 -24
FRIDAY
309 Louisville 56% 24 -2½
310 Syracuse 44% 19 46½u
311 San Diego State 58% 33 57½u
312 Fresno State 42% 27 -3
313 Utah State PREMIUM PICK 51u
314 BYU -21

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College Football Power Rankings – Week 6 (2014)

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Using our proprietary formula, we have ranked all 128 FBS college football teams for week 6 of the 2014 season.

RANK - TEAM
1 - Baylor
2 - Auburn
3 - Oklahoma
4 - Alabama
5 - Michigan St
6 - Texas A&M
7 - LSU
8 - Florida St
9 - UCLA
10 - Oregon
11 - Georgia
12 - Mississippi St
13 - Ole Miss
14 - USC
15 - Ohio St
16 - Stanford
17 - TCU
18 - Arkansas
19 - Kansas St
20 - Florida
21 - Wisconsin
22 - Notre Dame
23 - BYU
24 - Oklahoma St
25 - Maryland
26 - Tennessee
27 - Nebraska
28 - Clemson
29 - East Carolina
30 - Marshall
31 - Missouri
32 - Texas
33 - Arizona
34 - South Carolina
35 - Washington
36 - Duke
37 - Louisville
38 - Minnesota
39 - Miami (FL)
40 - Iowa
41 - Northwestern
42 - Utah
43 - Virginia
44 - Memphis
45 - Oregon St
46 - Virginia Tech
47 - Kentucky
48 - Houston
49 - Iowa St
50 - Washington St
51 - Temple
52 - Rutgers
53 - West Virginia
54 - Arizona St
55 - Georgia Tech
56 - California
57 - Louisiana Tech
58 - NC State
59 - Boston College
60 - Western Kentucky
61 - Colorado St
62 - Nevada
63 - Michigan
64 - Air Force
65 - Boise St
66 - Syracuse
67 - UCF
68 - Penn St
69 - Texas Tech
70 - Cincinnati
71 - Georgia Southern
72 - North Carolina
73 - Middle Tennessee
74 - Indiana
75 - Northern Illinois
76 - Pitt
77 - Colorado
78 - UT-San Antonio
79 - Navy
80 - Akron
81 - San Diego St
82 - Toledo
83 - North Texas
84 - Wake Forest
85 - Florida Atlantic
86 - Wyoming
87 - Ball St
88 - Arkansas St
89 - South Alabama
90 - UTEP
91 - Utah St
92 - Central Michigan
93 - Rice
94 - Ohio
95 - Illinois
96 - Hawaii
97 - Western Michigan
98 - UAB
99 - Vanderbilt
100 - LA-Monroe
101 - South Florida
102 - Texas St
103 - San Jose St
104 - Purdue
105 - Kansas
106 - Florida International
107 - Buffalo
108 - Army
109 - Louisiana
110 - Old Dominion
111 - Fresno St
112 - Miami (OH)
113 - Tulane
114 - Bowling Green
115 - Connecticut
116 - Appalachian St
117 - Troy
118 - UNLV
119 - Georgia St
120 - Tulsa
121 - New Mexico
122 - Massachusetts
123 - New Mexico St
124 - Idaho
125 - Southern Miss
126 - Kent St
127 - Eastern Michigan
128 - SMU

Our data driven college football predictions go up every Wednesday afternoon throughout the season.

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Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 5 – 2014

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Data Driven College Football Predictions for Week 5:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
THURSDAY
103 Appalachian State 25% 17 60u
104 Georgia Southern 75% 37 -19½
105 Texas Tech 23% 21 71u
106 Oklahoma State 77% 43 -14
107 UCLA 53% 33 -4
108 Arizona State 47% 30 60½u
FRIDAY
109 Middle Tennessee St. 53% 34 67u
110 Old Dominion 47% 32 -3½
111 Fresno State 42% 33 -5½
112 New Mexico 58% 39 73u

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Minnesota at Michigan

Maryland at Indiana

Northwestern at Penn State

Texas State at Tulsa

Duke at Miami (FL)

Data Driven College Football Predictions Week 4 – 2014

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Data Driven College Football Predictions for Week 4:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
THURSDAY
303 Auburn 68% 41 -9
304 Kansas State 32% 24 66u
FRIDAY
305 Connecticut 49% 27 47½u
306 South Florida 51% 28 -2
SATURDAY
313 Iowa 41% 19 47u
314 Pittsburgh 59% 27 -6½
315 Ball State 58% 30 65u
316 Toledo 42% 24 -13
329 Army 42% 23 -2½
330 Wake Forest 58% 30 47u
331 North Carolina 44% 26 65½u
332 East Carolina 56% 30 -2
391 California 37% 24 70½u
392 Arizona 63% 34 -9½
393 Louisiana-Lafayette 31% 23 61½u
394 Boise State 69% 40 -16
401 Maine 33% 13 48½u
402 Boston College 67% 34 -18½
403 Presbyterian 1% 3 55½u
404 North Carolina State 99% 49 -37½

Get all 57 data driven week 4 college football predictions here.

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Indiana at Missouri

Maryland at Syracuse

Central Michigan at Kansas

Utah at Michigan

San Jose State at Minnesota

Florida Atlantic at Wyoming

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Predicting the College Football Playoff (Week 4 – 2014)

We’re three weeks in and the college playoff picture is still murky but we try to predict what the committee will do.  Then tell you how it’ll play out in crowing our first college football playoff champion.

The committee is picking four teams from the power 5 conferences.  While BYU and Notre Dame have had their moments, we don’t see either making it unscathed through the regular season.  So we’ve got to analyze how the power five conferences will finish and go with what the committee will look for in choosing the college football final four.

The ACC looks like it’ll be decided this weekend with Clemson at Florida State.  The Seminoles should win here and cruise through the rest of the regular season.  They’ll get challenged a couple of times but we forecast an undefeated regular season and ACC Championship for Florida State.  The defending national champs are in the first ever college football playoff.

The Big Ten has yet to get a marque win and has some very bad losses.  The league has looked weak outside of Michigan State.  The Spartans had a solid performance but faded toward the end against Oregon.  Otherwise this league has struggled and will need Wisconsin to run the table and set-up a Big Ten Championship Game against a 1 loss Michigan State team to have any chance.  As of now, the Big Ten is gonna be left out of the college football playoff.

The Big XII has two strong contenders for the playoff who will meet and probably determine their representative for the playoff.  Baylor is #1 and Oklahoma #5 in our power rankings this week.  These two collide in Norman which should be one of the biggest games of the 2014 season.  We project the Sooners to win and be chosen for the college football playoff.

The Pac-12 won the biggest game of the first three weeks of the season as Oregon handed Michigan State a loss.  They’ve won some other key match-ups against power 5 teams and look good for sending their champion to the playoff.  The Ducks are #4 in our power rankings this week and look to be the team to beat in the conference.  A lot depends on Brett Hundley’s injury.  If he can return to 100%, UCLA is a contender.  USC losing at Boston College this week hurt the conference and the Trojans’ chances significantly of making the playoff should they win the Pac-12.  With teams in our top 30 power rankings, the Pac-12 champ will make the playoff.

The SEC hasn’t had a lot of big non-conference matches early this season to show their muscle but they do lie ahead.  The league is showing strength early as it has 11 (of 14) teams in our top 30.  We still project Alabama to win the SEC but the league is looking like it could beat each other up with so many tough teams.  Making it through the eight game gauntlet of the SEC undefeated this season will be difficult.  The only way the SEC has a shot of being left out of the playoff is if their champ has two losses.  The Tide will roll to the playoff.

College Football Final Four

So we’ve sorted out the contender and project Florida State from the ACC, Oklahoma from the Big XII, Oregon from the Pac-12 and Alabama from the SEC.  Now seeding them will be difficult.  It’ll come down to final record and then strength of schedule.  Florida State we project has having the least difficult path the rest of the season so we project them as the top seed.  Alabama as champions of the SEC will grab the second seed.  Oklahoma will get the third seed and Oregon the fourth as they project to have the greatest chance of losing a regular season game.

In forecasting these games, the formula projects a tight affair between the top seed Florida State and fourth seeded Oregon.  We predict Florida State will advance to the title game to defend their national championship.

In the other semifinal, we are now predicting Oklahoma to beat Alabama in a rematch of last year’s Sugar Bowl.  This would be two straight for Bob Stoops’ team over the Tide.

In the College Football Playoff Championship, we have the ‘Noles edging the Sooners by 1.  It sets up as a great matchup.  Let’s hope the committee chooses the four best teams and gets the playoff off to a great start.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 4 (2014)

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Using our proprietary formula, we have ranked all 128 FBS college football teams for week 4 of the 2014 season.

RANK TEAM
1 - Baylor
2 - Auburn
3 - Florida St
4 - Oregon
5 - Oklahoma
6 - Alabama
7 - LSU
8 - Michigan St
9 - Ohio St
10 - Ole Miss
11 - Georgia
12 - Texas A&M
13 - Mississippi St
14 - Stanford
15 - Florida
16 - USC
17 - Oklahoma St
18 - Missouri
19 - BYU
20 - UCLA
21 - South Carolina
22 - Wisconsin
23 - Arizona St
24 - TCU
25 - Duke
26 - Notre Dame
27 - Arizona
28 - Kansas St
29 - Louisville
30 - Arkansas
31 - Syracuse
32 - Washington
33 - Pitt
34 - Clemson
35 - Kentucky
36 - Tennessee
37 - Nebraska
38 - Virginia Tech
39 - Texas
40 - Oregon St
41 - West Virginia
42 - Northern Illinois
43 - Boston College
44 - Penn St
45 - Utah
46 - Marshall
47 - East Carolina
48 - Virginia
49 - Louisiana Tech
50 - Memphis
51 - Iowa
52 - Navy
53 - California
54 - North Carolina
55 - Boise St
56 - Cincinnati
57 - Iowa St
58 - Miami (FL)
59 - Michigan
60 - NC State
61 - Maryland
62 - UAB
63 - Wyoming
64 - Temple
65 - Minnesota
66 - Georgia Tech
67 - Houston
68 - UCF
69 - Nevada
70 - UT-San Antonio
71 - Western Kentucky
72 - Colorado St
73 - Rutgers
74 - Ball St
75 - San Diego St
76 - Middle Tennessee
77 - Northwestern
78 - Texas Tech
79 - Indiana
80 - Washington St
81 - LA-Monroe
82 - Illinois
83 - Air Force
84 - UTEP
85 - Central Michigan
86 - North Texas
87 - Utah St
88 - San Jose St
89 - Colorado
90 - Georgia Southern
91 - Akron
92 - Hawaii
93 - South Alabama
94 - Texas St
95 - Arkansas St
96 - Rice
97 - Western Michigan
98 - Wake Forest
99 - Bowling Green
100 - Tulane
101 - Purdue
102 - Louisiana
103 - Kansas
104 - Toledo
105 - Army
106 - Buffalo
107 - Florida Atlantic
108 - Connecticut
109 - Old Dominion
110 - Idaho
111 - UNLV
112 - Ohio
113 - South Florida
114 - Vanderbilt
115 - Troy
116 - New Mexico St
117 - Massachusetts
118 - New Mexico
119 - Miami (OH)
120 - SMU
121 - Appalachian St
122 - Georgia St
123 - Fresno St
124 - Florida International
125 - Southern Miss
126 - Tulsa
127 - Kent St
128 - Eastern Michigan

Our data driven college football predictions go up every Wednesday afternoon throughout the season.

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