Category Archives: College Football

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.

College Football Playoff Predictions – 2014 Week 12

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The College Football Playoff Committee has announced it’s new rankings so we run the match-ups through the formula and they created some great match-ups for the semi-finals and national championship game.  Here’s our data driven prediction for the 2014 college football playoff based upon the match-ups the committee created for week 12:

SEMI-FINALS
TEAM WIN % SCORE
Mississippi State 47% 31
TCU 53% 36
Oregon 55% 37
Florida State 45% 30
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM WIN % SCORE
Oregon 48% 35
TCU 52% 37

Get this week’s data driven college football predictions for week 12 here.

Data Driven College Football Predictions – 2014 Week 12

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College Football kicks off five straight days of action tonight.  After a week full of huge games that impacted the college football playoff, we’ve got more this week.  Mississippi State faces their biggest test of the season as they head to Alabama Saturday.  Defending national champ Florida State travels to rival Miami on Saturday for their biggest game this season. Other great match-ups include Auburn at Georgia, LSU at Arkansas and Nebraska at Wisconsin.

Here are this week’s data driven college football predictions:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TUESDAY
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
301 Akron 48% 27 -3½
302 Buffalo 52% 28 49½u
303 Toledo 47% 30 59u
304 Northern Illinois 53% 32 -4½
WEDNESDAY
305 Ball State 46% 29 60½u
306 Massachusetts 54% 32 -3½
307 Kent State 33% 22 52u
308 Bowling Green 67% 35 -13
THURSDAY
311 East Carolina 45% 29 -2
312 Cincinnati 55% 33 68½u
313 Southern Miss 41% 22 46u
314 Texas-San Antonio 59% 29 -9½
315 California 31% 28 72u
316 Southern Cal 69% 43 -14½
FRIDAY
317 Tulsa 39% 24 55u
318 Central Florida 61% 33 -18

Get Saturday’s college football predictions here.

College Football Playoff Predictions – 2014 Week 11

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The College Football Playoff Committee has announced it’s new rankings so we run the match-ups through the formula and they created some great match-ups for the semi-finals and national championship game.  Here’s our data driven prediction for the 2014 college football playoff.

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE
SEMI-FINALS
Mississippi State (1) 49% 32
Oregon (4) 51% 33
Florida State (2) 45% 29
Auburn (3) 55% 33
CHAMPIONSHIP
Auburn (3) 50% 33
Oregon (4) 50% 32

Get our data driven predictions for all of week 11 here.

Data Driven College Football Predictions – 2014 Week 11

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College Football kicks off on Tuesday night this week.  We’ve got five straight days of college football this week!  The Big XII takes center stage this week with headline match-ups including Kansas State at TCU and Baylor at Oklahoma.  The SEC of course will have a huge game with national implications as Alabama goes to LSU Saturday.  The Big Ten not to be left out as their showcase game of the season as Ohio State goes to Michigan State.  A great non-conference match-up as Arizona State hosts Notre Dame.  It’s a big Saturday with games that are college football playoff elimination games!

Data Driven College Football Predictions for Week 11 of the 2014 season:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
TUESDAY
101 Bowling Green 37% 24 58u
102 Akron 63% 35 -6½
103 Toledo 63% 34 -14
104 Kent State 37% 23 55u
WEDNESDAY
105 Buffalo 44% 26 55½u
106 Ohio 56% 31 -3
107 Northern Illinois 54% 30 -3
108 Ball State 46% 27 63u
THURSDAY
111 Clemson 77% 33 -22½
112 Wake Forest 23% 11 43u
FRIDAY
113 Memphis 57% 28 -7½
114 Temple 43% 22 52½u
115 Utah State 67% 33 -6
116 Wyoming 33% 19 46u

Get all of Saturday’s college football predictions here.

Data Driven College Football Predictions – 2014 Week 10

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Big games to shape the college football final four this week.  It starts tonight with the Florida State Seminoles heading to Louisville.  The Cardinals are looking to pull the upset and should make this a great game to watch.  Here are our data driven college football predictions for week 10:

SportsFormulator’s Data Driven Predictions
THURSDAY
TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
303 Troy 8% 13 63u
304 Georgia Southern 92% 47 -25½
305 Florida State 54% 27 -3½
306 Louisville 46% 23 50½u
FRIDAY
307 Tulsa 15% 16 61½u
308 Memphis 85% 44 -24½
309 Cincinnati 70% 36 -6½
310 Tulane 30% 20 58u

Get predictions for Saturday’s college football games here.