Category Archives: College Football

College Football Predictions – Week 1 2015

It’s only July but never too early to release our week 1 college football predictions for the 2015 season.  We’ve run the formula for week 1 college football games and here are our data driven results for 38 games: TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE 133 South Carolina 44% 34 -3½ 134 North Carolina 56% 26 135 Florida…

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2015 College Football Power Rankings – Preseason

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The 2015 College Football season is just weeks away so we’re releasing our 2015 College Football Power Rankings.  Using our data driven formula, we have projected the teams for 2015.  See where your favorite team ranks whether it be 1 or 128 as we head to the 2015 college football season.

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

See the rest of our 2015 College Football Preview here.

See how our college football power rankings compare to others:

Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Preseason Top 25 College Football Power Rankings

ESPN’s 2015 Preseason College Football Power Rankings

CBS Sports 2015 Preseason College Football Power Rankings

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2015 College Football All-Americans

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The Big Ten and SEC dominate our preseason college football teams.  We name the best players at each position heading to the 2015 college football season.

First Team

OFFENSE

QB – Trevone Boykin (TCU)

RB – Nick Chubb (Georgia)

RB – Samaje Perine (Oklahoma)

WR – Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)

WR –Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss)

TE – Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

OC – Max Tuerk (USC)

OG – Sebastian Tretola (Arkansas)

OG – Greg Pyke (Georgia)

OT – Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

OT – Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss)

DEFENSE

DE – Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

DT – A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)

DT – Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)

DE – Shalique Calhoun (Michigan State)

LB – Scooby Wright (Arizona)

LB – Erik Striker (Oklahoma)

LB – Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame)

DB – Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida)

DB – Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech)

DB – Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)

DB – Jeremy Cash (Duke)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Roberto Aguayo (Florida State)

P – Austin Rehkow (Idaho)

KR – Alex Ross (Oklahoma)

PR – Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Second Team

OFFENSE

QB – Cody Kessler (USC)

RB – Leonard Fournette (LSU)

RB – Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)

WR – D’haquille Williams (Auburn)

WR – Corey Coleman (Baylor)

TE – Evan Engram (Ole Miss)

OC – Jack Allen (Michigan State)

OG – Landon Turner (North Carolina)

OG – Pat Elfein (Ohio State)

OT – Jack Conklin (Michigan State)

OT – Denver Kirkland (Arkansas)

DEFENSE

DE – Shawn Oakman (Baylor)

DT – Chris Jones (Mississippi State)

DT – Anthony Zettel (Penn State)

DE – Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

LB – Leonard Floyd (Georgia)

LB – Tyler Matakevich (Temple)

LB – Jordan Jenkins (Georgia)

DB – Jalen Mills (LSU)

DB – Vonn Bell (Ohio State)

DB – Dante Barnett (Kansas State)

DB – Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Brad Craddock (Maryland)

P – Peter Mortell (Minnesota)

KR – Deandre Reaves (Marshall)

PR – Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia)

 

See the rest of our 2015 College Football Preview here.

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2014-15 Final College Football Power Rankings

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The 2014-15 College Football season is over.  Congratulations to the  Ohio State Buckeyes for winning the National Championship!

We’ve crunched the numbers one final time for this season and here are our final college football power rankings.

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

2015 College Football National Championship Prediction

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After a great New Year’s Day of college football, we know the two teams who will play for the National Championship at Cowboys Stadium on January 12, 2015.

Oregon destroyed Florida State in the first semi-final, while Ohio State pulled the upset of top seeded Alabama.  Here is our data driven prediction for the 2015 National Championship:

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Oregon 50% 35 75
Ohio State 50% 34 -7

 

2014-15 Data Driven College Football Bowl Predictions

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The 2014-15 bowl season is here with the much anticipated college football playoff quickly approaching.  The CFB Playoff committee set the match-ups and pulled in four conference champions including Florida State, Oregon, Ohio State and Alabama.

New Year’s Day will showcase the two national semi-final games between the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles against Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl.  Here is our data driven 2015 Rose Bowl prediction:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
261 Florida State 39% 28 71½u
262 Oregon 61% 37 -9

 

In the other semi-final at the Sugar Bowl, SEC Champion Alabama is the top seed in the playoff and will face Big Ten Champion Ohio State playing their third string QB.  Here is our data driven 2015 Sugar Bowl prediction:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
263 Ohio State 48% 30 58½u
264 Alabama 52% 32 -9½

Get our data driven predictions for every bowl game this season here.

Data Driven College Football Predictions – Championship Weekend 2014

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College Football’s Championship Weekend is here!  We’re one week away from knowing the final four for the first ever college football playoff.  Who will win and stay alive in the race for the playoff?  We’ve run the formula and here are this weekend’s college football predictions:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
THURSDAY
103 Central Florida 42% 23 55u
104 East Carolina 58% 30 -7
FRIDAY
105 Northern Illinois 56% 32 -6½
106 Bowling Green 44% 27 62u
107 Arizona 43% 31 73u
108 Oregon 57% 36 -14½

Get all of this weekend’s college football predictions here.

 

Data Driven College Football Predictions – 2014 Week 14

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College Football hits a big rivalry weekend this week as some of the biggest rivalries in college sports will be played on the gridiron.  Teams are still jockeying for position in the college football playoff and trying to get into their conference championship games.  We’ve run the formula and here are our data driven college football predictions for week 14:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TUESDAY
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
301 Ohio 47% 25 -2½
302 Miami (OH) 53% 27 48½u
THURSDAY
311 TCU 61% 32 -6½
312 Texas 39% 24 56½u
313 LSU 52% 27 -3
314 Texas A&M 48% 26 49½u

Get all of our week 14 college football predictions here.

Data Driven College Football Playoff Predictions – 2014 Week 13

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The college football playoff final four was reset again last night.  We’ve run the match-ups through the formula and this is how the 2014 College Football Playoff would play out if played this week.

SEMI-FINALS
TEAM WIN % SCORE
Alabama 54% 29
Mississippi State 46% 26
Oregon 56% 36
Florida State 44% 31
CHAMPIONSHIP
Alabama 49% 30
Oregon 51% 31

Data Driven College Football Predictions – 2014 Week 13

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Week 13 of the 2014 college football season is upon us.  It’s another week where a loss is elimination from a shot at making the college football final four and playing in the first ever college football playoff.  Here are our data driven college football predictions for games Tuesday through Friday.

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TUESDAY
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
101 Massachusetts 53% 29
102 Akron 47% 26 -7
103 Northern Illinois 55% 28 -3
104 Ohio 45% 24 48 1/2
WEDNESDAY
105 Kent State 41% 25 46 1/2
106 Buffalo 59% 32 -7
107 Bowling Green 44% 30
108 Toledo 56% 35 -7 1/2
THURSDAY
111 Kansas State 61% 34 58
112 West Virginia 39% 25 -2
113 North Carolina 26% 22 66 1/2
114 Duke 74% 41 -6
115 Arkansas State 59% 33 -6 1/2
116 Texas State 41% 26 58 1/2
FRIDAY
117 UTEP 42% 26 53 1/2
118 Rice 58% 32 -9
119 Air Force 51% 26 49 1/2
120 San Diego State 49% 25 -4
121 San Jose State 21% 12 46 1/2
122 Utah State 79% 35 -11 1/2

Get all of Saturday’s college football predictions here.