The Football Analytics Show by The Power Rank and Ed Feng

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The Football Analytics Show uses data and computers to make predictions on games and break down match ups. The show covers both college football and the NFL.
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Prof Cade Massey on the NFL draft

36:55 | Apr 23rd

Professor Cade Massey of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania joins me to discuss the NFL draft. We talk about his research into how NFL teams overvalue the top draft picks. While this implies that teams should trade down for more pic...Show More
Ben Reiter on how the Astros won the World Series

35:18 | Apr 10th

Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about his book Astroball. He tell us about convincing Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow to open up about his methods. Then he discusses the synergy that allowed the Astros to become one of the best ...Show More
Adam Stanco on predicting March Madness, Part 2

40:56 | Mar 12th

In this second of two episodes, Adam Stanco of the Pac-12 Network continues to educate us on college basketball national title contenders. We talk about Virginia and the key player that makes them a championship threat, no matter what happened last s...Show More
Adam Stanco on predicting March Madness, Part 1

33:05 | Mar 7th

Adam Stanco of the Pac-12 Network joins me to break down college basketball teams for the 2019 NCAA tournament. We get into Duke, with and without Zion Williamson, whether Michigan has enough offense to make a deep run, and whether Michigan or Michig...Show More
Joe Peta on predictive golf analytics

48:48 | Feb 13th

Joe Peta, author of the books A 2019 Masters Preview and Trading Bases, joins me to discuss his recent work in golf analytics. He tells us about the Strokes Gained framework to evaluate players. Then he digs into his methodology for predicting the 20...Show More
New England, fumbles and the Super Bowl

11:57 | Jan 30th

Four years ago in the Deflategate scandal, data suggested that New England might have deflated footballs to reduce their fumble rate. Host Ed Feng looks back at the real surprise in New England's turnover data. Then he updates the numbers to see if N...Show More
Chris Andrews on predicting the Super Bowl

36:26 | Jan 24th

Chris Andrews, director of the South Point sports book, joins the show to discuss the Super Bowl. He talks about being aggressive as a bookmaker, with New England in the Super Bowl as an example. He also gives his view on Super Bowl props, analytics ...Show More
Dr. Eric Eager on football analytics, NFL conference championship games

45:51 | Jan 16th

Dr. Eric Eager, data scientist at Pro Football Focus, joins me for a wide ranging conversation on football analytics. We break down the two NFL conference title games by the numbers, but also get into the QB statistic that makes interesting predictio...Show More
How to use earthquake engineering to predict the NFL

37:54 | Jan 9th

Whale Capper joins me to discuss how he uses seismic engineering to model the outcome of NFL games. Then we go through the 4 games of the NFL Divisional Playoff Round with predictions and analysis.
College football title game and Super Bowl odds

12:27 | Jan 3rd

Host Ed Feng digs into the Alabama versus Clemson match up for the college football title game, and how this game is different from last season. Then he discusses the team with the best chances to win the Super Bowl, and whether their defense can hol...Show More
Dave Bartoo on college football predictions, 2018

42:37 | Dec 19th, 2018

Dave Bartoo, who goes by CFB Matrix, joins me to talk college football predictions. We start by discussing his metrics for coaches and coordinators, and which teams made good or bad hires this off season. Then he gives us two bowl games with value in...Show More
How to win your 2018 bowl pool

12:51 | Dec 12th, 2018

Host Ed Feng digs into his research on how to win your bowl pool and offers his 3 best tips. To explain the first tip, he uses Steph Curry as an example. The second tip relates to whether you want to enter a pool with confidence points or not. The th...Show More
Special episode: the curse of small sample size

15:42 | Dec 4th, 2018

Data is a powerful tool for making sports predictions. However, it can also get you in trouble. In this special story telling episode, you'll see how small sample size affects Redskins fans, a Nebraska fan down on his team and a sports bettor. We'll ...Show More
Bud Elliott on college football analytics and betting

46:59 | Nov 28th, 2018

Bud Elliott, college football writer at SB Nation, joins me for a wide ranging conversation. We discuss how context can make football analytics even better. Then he talks about his process for picking college football games for his weekly betting col...Show More
3 college football predictions for Thanksgiving week, 2018

11:54 | Nov 20th, 2018

Host Ed Feng talks about the great Michigan vs Alabama debate, and why it's not much of a debate. He previews Michigan at Ohio State, and then finds humor in the numbers for Oklahoma at West Virginia.
Jake Williams on sports data and betting

39:36 | Nov 14th, 2018

Jake Williams, Head of Legal at Sportradar and host of the Business of Betting podcast, joins me to talk sports data and betting. He highlights new opportunities that the legalization of betting in the United States will bring. With his work at Sport...Show More
Michael Lombardi, former NFL GM, on winning in the NFL

25:28 | Nov 7th, 2018

Michael Lombardi joins the show to discuss his new book Gridiron Genius. He starts with lessons learned from working with Bill Walsh and Bill Belichick on building a culture. This leads into a discussion of the NFL teams with the best culture and Jim...Show More
3 predictions from the first college football playoff rankings

13:37 | Oct 31st, 2018

With the release of the first playoff committee rankings, host Ed Feng looks at the probability that a team makes the playoff. In particular, he focuses on Michigan and Oklahoma, two teams outside the top 4 that have a solid chance to qualify. In add...Show More
Josh ADHD on insights from NFL passing data

33:06 | Oct 24th, 2018

Josh ADHD, a data scientist who visualizes NFL data for Fantasy Insiders, joins the show to talk football data. His visualizations show how offenses attack the Cleveland defense and the drastic changes in Baltimore's offense this season. He also give...Show More
Midseason football predictions for 2018

13:49 | Oct 17th, 2018

Host Ed Feng scours the numbers to bring you 3 midseason football predictions. This includes the struggling college football juggernaut, the NFL team whose pass offense might not suck, and the undefeated college football team that won't make the play...Show More
Ben Baldwin on NFL passing vs rushing analytics

35:50 | Oct 10th, 2018

Ben Baldwin, an Economics Ph.D. who covers the Seattle Seahawks for The Athletic, joins the show to talk NFL analytics. He discusses his research into the relationship between rushing and play action passing. The results might surprise you. He has al...Show More
3 surprising college football teams by early season analytics

14:14 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Host Ed Feng discusses how to use yards per play adjusted for strength of schedule to evaluate college football teams for 2018. He talks about the 0-4 team better than its record suggests, and the 5-0 team poised for disappointment. Then he digs into...Show More
Rob Pizzola on predicting the NFL and NHL

41:14 | Sep 26th, 2018

Rob Pizzola, a numbers based sports bettor, joins the show to discuss football and hockey analytics. He shares his experience starting out as a bettor and running the Prediction Machine site. Rob also discusses his NFL modeling and which team he's lo...Show More
David Hale on turnovers, college football in 2018

41:18 | Sep 19th, 2018

David Hale, writer for ESPN, joins me to discuss his recent article on turnovers in college football. He talks about how game situation affects turnovers, and how these big plays can have interesting psychological consequences on the other team (e.g....Show More
Josh Hermsmeyer on NFL passing analytics

37:42 | Sep 12th, 2018

Josh Hermsmeyer, a data scientist and writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins me talk about his work on NFL passing analytics. He explains the concept of air yards and how the distance the ball travels in the air can lead to predictive stats. Josh also dis...Show More
Kevin Cole on predicting NFL quarterbacks, DFS

29:55 | Sep 5th, 2018

Kevin Cole, Director of Data and Analytics at RotoGrinders, joins the show to talk the 2018 NFL season. He tells us about his Bayesian model for projecting young quarterbacks and how it sees Jimmy Garappolo, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff....Show More
3 overrated college football teams for 2018 by preseason analytics

11:55 | Aug 30th, 2018

Sometimes, a college football team doesn't live up to the hype. Host Ed Feng uses the preseason AP poll as a benchmark for expectations, then employs a regression model to find 3 overrated teams for 2018.
Bill Connelly on explosive plays, predicting the 2018 college football season

39:46 | Aug 19th, 2018

Bill Connelly, college football analytics expert and writer at SB Nation, joins me to discuss the upcoming season. We talk about his study on explosive plays, which has implications for Michigan's defense and Stanford's offense. Bill then tells us ho...Show More
Aaron Schatz on predicting the 2018 NFL season

37:08 | Aug 9th, 2018

Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders and pioneer in football analytics, joins the show to discuss his predictions for the 2018 NFL season. He tells us why the defense in Cleveland and Indianapolis will be much better than anyone expects. We al...Show More
Gill Alexander on football analytics, NFL in 2018

40:49 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Gill Alexander, host of A Numbers Game on VSIN, joins me for a wide ranging discussion on football analytics. He tells us story behind his Beating the Book podcast and how he weaves numbers into the show. Then we discuss the upcoming NFL season, incl...Show More
Wisdom of crowds NFL preseason rankings

09:45 | Jul 19th, 2018

Will the Los Angeles Rams dominate after their free agent signings this off season? Will San Francisco burst into the playoffs with new QB Jimmy Garappolo? Will Cincinnati struggle again? Host Ed Feng harnesses the wisdom of crowds to get NFL preseas...Show More
Mike Goodman on World Cup predictions and soccer analytics

39:32 | Jun 12th, 2018

Mike Goodman, soccer analytics writer at FiveThirtyEight and other major media outlets, joins me to talk about the World Cup. We begin by discussing the evolution of soccer analytics from goals to expected goals. Then he breaks down the top contender...Show More
David Purdum on legalizing sports betting

29:58 | May 22nd, 2018

David Purdum, writer for ESPN, joins me to discuss the Supreme Court decision that opens the door for states to allow sports betting.  We talk about how this impacts the NFL, the NCAA and online book makers.  David also offers his bold prediction tha...Show More
Wisdom of Crowds Prediction of the 2018 NFL Draft

11:13 | Apr 25th, 2018

To predict the 2018 NFL Draft, I take a wisdom of crowds approach and aggregate data from 25 mock drafts. Last year, this predictor was more accurate than all but one of the constituent mock drafts. In this episode, I discuss where the top quarterbac...Show More
Cynthia Frelund on football analytics, NFL linemen

52:22 | Apr 19th, 2018

NFL Network analytics expert Cynthia Frelund joins me in a wide ranging conversation. She talks about her video study on NFL linemen, the most difficult players to research. We discuss the Cleveland Browns, their problems and what they will do in the...Show More
Colin Davy on predicting the Masters

38:11 | Apr 4th, 2018

Colin Davy, director of data science at The Action Network, joins me to discuss sports analytics and predictions for the Masters. We start with the methods he has developed to rank tennis players and now applies to golf. Then Colin tells us whether a...Show More
Adam Stanco on predicting the NCAA tournament, Part II

28:43 | Mar 14th, 2018

Adam Stanco, producer at the Pac-12 Network and hoops expert, joins me to talk March Madness. We focus the show on team that can win the 2018 tournament, as the choice of champion is the most important for winning your pool. This second part covers M...Show More
Adam Stanco on predicting the NCAA tournament champion, Part I

28:21 | Mar 13th, 2018

Adam Stanco, producer at the Pac-12 Network and hoops expert, joins me to talk March Madness. We focus the show on teams that can win the 2018 tournament, as the choice of champion is the most important for winning your pool. This first part goes ove...Show More
Should you avoid picking 3 point shooting teams to win the NCAA tournament?

11:20 | Mar 8th, 2018

Live by the three, die by the three.  The conventional wisdom says that teams that shoot a lot of three point shots have high variability in their performance.  This makes it difficult to win the NCAA tournament.  In 2014, I did some research that su...Show More
How to predict the NCAA tournament

14:28 | Feb 26th, 2018

In this special episode, we tell the story behind predicting March Madness. The tournament might seem random, but there is a good reason for this public perception. In reality, the tournament is predictable in key ways, and this can help you win your...Show More
Ken Pomeroy on college basketball analytics

33:54 | Feb 6th, 2018

Ken Pomeroy, a pioneer in college basketball analytics and founder of kenpom.com, joins me for a wide ranging discussion. He tells us how his college basketball rankings work, what aspects of 3 pointers a team controls on offense and defense, and how...Show More
Super Bowl Preview

07:13 | Feb 2nd, 2018

In this 7 minute episode, Ed Feng previews the Super Bowl by comparing Philadelphia to recent team that played in the Super Bowl. In making this comparison, he digs into Philadelphia's pass numbers with QB Nick Foles, and New England's pass defense t...Show More
Brian Burke on football analytics and the Super Bowl

40:37 | Jan 29th, 2018

Brian Burke, Senior Analytics Specialist at ESPN, joins me for a wide ranging football conversation. We discuss the 4th down study he did at his old site Advanced Football Analytics. He tells us how to project Jimmy Garappolo on a limited sample size...Show More
Evan Silva on the NFL Conference Championship Games

38:00 | Jan 17th, 2018

Evan Silva, senior NFL editor at RotoWorld, joins me to discuss the analytics in breaking down the NFL conference championship games. He tells us about the one weakness in Jacksonville's defense that New England could exploit, as well as the change o...Show More
Cade Massey on predicting the NFL Divisional Playoffs

42:56 | Jan 11th, 2018

Professor Cade Massey of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania joins the show to talk NFL playoffs. We discuss the most predictive factor in the Massey-Peabody model, do a deep dive into Atlanta's defense, and how New England's defense...Show More
John Ewing on NFL Wildcard Playoffs, CFB title game

41:42 | Jan 4th, 2018

John Ewing from Sports Insights and The Action Network joins me to talk football analytics. We discuss predictions for the NFL Wildcard Playoff games as well as two Super Bowl futures. Then we talk about the hidden factor that can affect the total in...Show More
Dave Mason from BetOnline on NFL, College Football

35:49 | Dec 21st, 2017

Dave Mason from BetOnline.ag joins me to talk about college football and the NFL. He tells us how his sports book sets market each week and the advantages of putting out lines before others. He talks about how NFL results have impacted his company th...Show More
How to Win Your NFL Pool, Week 15, 2017

14:35 | Dec 14th, 2017

When host Ed Feng was doing his research on how to win your college football bowl pool, he realized the ideas also apply to NFL pick 'em pools. In this episode, he shows how to win your NFL pool this week by picking the winners in games and assigning...Show More
How to win your college football bowl pool, NFL market rankings

21:39 | Dec 7th, 2017

Ed Feng explains his quantitative research on college football bowl pools. Based on 4 years of data, he explains why there is value in entering bowl pools. He then explains which types of bowl pools to enter. You should avoid pools in which randomnes...Show More
Dave Bartoo on College Football Predictions

43:16 | Nov 29th, 2017

Dave Bartoo, college football number cruncher that goes by CFB Matrix, joins me for a wide ranging conversation. He tells us why he likes to be wrong. We break down the 4 big championship games with college football playoff implications. Finally, he ...Show More
The top 3 college football games on Thanksgiving weekend, 2017

19:16 | Nov 21st, 2017

Which match up matters most in Alabama at Ohio State? Can Georgia Tech upset Georgia at home? How can Michigan stay in the game against Ohio State? Ed Feng breaks down the analytics behind these games.
Peter Jennings on analytics for Daily Fantasy Sports

38:39 | Nov 16th, 2017

Peter Jennings, two time world champion in Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and cofounder of Fantasy Labs, joins me to discuss analytics in DFS. He tells us how his poker background helps him get started, and what times of year you'll find the most value i...Show More
Kevin Cole on points added for NFL players

37:51 | Nov 8th, 2017

Kevin Cole, data scientist and founder of Predictive Football, joins me to talk about his points added model for NFL skill players. He explains how this new method considers how far a pass travels in the air, and how it evaluates the differences betw...Show More
NFL injuries, CFB playoff probabilities and Mailbag

30:02 | Nov 2nd, 2017

The first part of the show assigns a point value to player absences such as Ezekiel Elliott and Aaron Rodgers in the NFL. The second part talks about The Power Rank's probability that each college football team makes the playoff. There's a story behi...Show More
Bob Stoll on predicting college football, NFL games

39:32 | Oct 25th, 2017

Bob Stoll, founder of Dr. Bob Sports and a true pioneer in using numbers in handicapping, joins the show. He talks about the analytics of his college football model and how he makes adjustments for situations and injuries. He also tells us about the ...Show More
Dan Fabrizio of Sports Insights on reverse line movement and the NFL

49:00 | Oct 18th, 2017

Dan Frabrizio, the founder of Sports Insights, joins the show for wide ranging conversation on sports analytics and betting. He tells us why he started Sports Insights back in 1999 and how to get an edge with reverse line movement. Then we discuss th...Show More
Matthew Holt on how sportsbooks use football analytics

43:43 | Oct 12th, 2017

Matthew Holt, COO of CG Technologies and the guy who sets the market in Nevada, joins me for a wide ranging conversation. He tells us how far gathering injury information has come in the past 12 years, as well as how sportsbooks use analytics to set ...Show More
Joe Fortenbaugh on The Sharp 600, NFL in 2017

34:56 | Oct 5th, 2017

Joe Fortenbaugh, host of the new podcast The Sharp 600 and San Francisco sports radio personality, joins the show for a wide ranging conversation. He tells us the amazing story of how he broke into the sports world, a must listen whether you want to ...Show More
Rufus Peabody on College Football, NFL predictions

38:52 | Sep 28th, 2017

Rufus Peabody, professional sports bettor and creator of Massey Peabody football analytics, joins the show to talk football analytics and predictions. He tells us how his numbers balance preseason expectation with incoming data from the current seaso...Show More
Brian Fremeau on FEI College Football Rankings, Notre Dame

35:57 | Sep 20th, 2017

Brian Fremeau, creator of the FEI college football rankings and writer for ESPN Insider and Football Outsiders, tells us how he started doing college football rankings way back in 2003. He uses points per possession adjusted for starting field positi...Show More
Drew Martin on Predicting College Football for Small Schools

31:16 | Sep 13th, 2017

I welcome Drew Martin of Sports Book Review to talk about handicapping small school college football. He takes us on his journey from all county QB in high school to JP Morgan to the sports world. We discuss how he handicaps games, and how the show M...Show More
Bill Connelly on Predicting College Football for Week 2, 2017

39:59 | Sep 7th, 2017

Bill Connelly, college football analytics expert and SB Nation writer, joins me for a wide ranging college football discussion. He describes how he writes a preview for every FBS team each off season 7 years running. Then we give predictions and anal...Show More
Jonathan Bales on analytics for Daily Fantasy Sports

38:45 | Aug 30th, 2017

Jonathan Bales, Daily Fantasy Sports player and founder of Fantasy Labs, joins me to talk analytics.  We talk about the unique product that Fantasy Labs offers, and he makes an unanticipated product announcement on the show.  We also talk about books...Show More
Aaron Schatz on predicting the 2017 NFL season

42:02 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders, joins me to discuss his predictions for the upcoming 2017 NFL season. We discuss the significance of passing over rushing in the NFL, and how it's been that way for 30 years. Then Aaron gives us an underra...Show More
Ryan Rodenberg and the legalization of sports betting in the United States

49:55 | Aug 16th, 2017

Professor Ryan Rodenberg from Florida State explains the legal status of betting on games, which culminates in the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear a case from New Jersey.  I was particularly intrigued by the role of the NBA in the case, who s...Show More
Nik Bonaddio on fantasy football analytics and funding your company

49:39 | Aug 9th, 2017

Nik Bonaddio, the founder and CEO of numberFire, joins me to talk about football analytics and venture capital. Topics include the core idea behind their fantasy football projections, the type of companies that get venture capital funding, and the sp...Show More
Stewart Mandel on college football analytics at the All-American

22:54 | Jul 31st, 2017

Stewart Mandel is starting a new subscription based college football site called The All-American, and he joins me to discuss how analytics will play a role in their content. We also discuss the surprising conference that ended up last in his coachin...Show More
The Top 3 Stories From The 2017 Preseason College Football Rankings

22:28 | Jul 12th, 2017

With the football season fast approaching, I discuss my preseason college football rankings that have predicted the winner in over 70% of games the past three seasons. The first story looks at 3 teams that may have been one hit wonders last year. The...Show More
Gill Alexander on football analytics in the modern media age

59:39 | Jun 26th, 2017

Gill Alexander, host of A Numbers Game on the Vegas Stats and Information Network, joins me for a wide ranging conversation on sports analytics and media. We discuss the book that inspired him to leave a successful music career to get into sports, th...Show More
Chase Stuart on the analytics of NFL Draft picks

34:13 | Apr 26th, 2017

Chase Stuart, founder of the site Football Perspective and 2016 panelist at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, joins me to discuss the analytics of the NFL draft. We dissect how he uses Approximate Value to assign a number to each selection in th...Show More
Kevin Cole on predicting the 2017 NFL Draft

35:53 | Apr 20th, 2017

Kevin Cole, data scientist and writer for Roto Viz and Fantasy Labs, joins the show to discuss his predictions for the 2017 NFL Draft.  Among other topics, we discuss his unusual path to sports analytics, how to predict running back success, and what...Show More
John Urschel, NFL lineman, on football analytics and math research

41:43 | Apr 13th, 2017

John Urschel plays offensive line for the Baltimore Ravens in the fall and works on his Ph.D. in Mathematics at MIT the rest of the year.  He joins me for a conversation on football analytics and his math research.  Topics include the acoustic operat...Show More
Coach vs Machine: Charles Ramsey on the Final Four

31:21 | Mar 30th, 2017

Coach Charles Ramsey, former head coach at Eastern Michigan, joins the show to discuss the 2017 Final Four.  He discusses how these are "microwavable" times, the strength of Gonzaga's backcourt and the importance of assistant coaches with experience.
JJ Zachariason of numberFire on March Madness, NFL Free Agency

33:49 | Mar 23rd, 2017

JJ Zachariason, the editor-in-chief at numberFire, joins me for a multi-faceted conversation.  He gives his take on the NCAA tournament, but we spend most of the conversation on NFL free agency.  Topics include Cleveland's offensive line signings, Br...Show More
The Top 5 Insights into the 2017 NCAA Tournament

13:35 | Mar 16th, 2017

Which 8 seed could wreck your bracket? Which conference does numbers hate? What surprising resource should you consult in picking potential tournament winners? I dig into the top stories heading into the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Bill Connelly and The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time

33:49 | Mar 9th, 2017

SB Nation writer and analytics director Bill Connelly joins the show to discuss his new book The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time.  Our conversation ranges from how he picked these teams to college football analytics to social justice issue...Show More
How to Win Your 2017 NCAA Tournament Pool

26:05 | Mar 2nd, 2017

I discuss my research on how to win your March Madness pool. First, I talk about whether the tournament can be predicted at all. It's called March Madness for a reason. Then I look at the kinds of pools you want to enter. Get this wrong, and the best...Show More
Adam Stanco on the 2017 NCAA tournament

52:23 | Feb 16th, 2017

In this Man vs Machine episode, Adam Stanco, producer at the Pac-12 Network and true hoops junkie, joins me to talk college basketball. He discusses the 5 factors he looks for in teams that could win the NCAA tournament. Then we discuss the prospects...Show More
Keith Goldner and the numberFire predictions for the Super Bowl

22:14 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Keith Goldner is the Chief Analyst at numberFire and Director of Analytics at FanDuel. He joins me this week to discuss numberFire's methods for predicting football games and their prediction for the Super Bowl. He does a particularly good job explai...Show More
Super Bowl Preview of New England vs Atlanta

16:51 | Jan 26th, 2017

In David Halberstam's book The Education of a Coach, he tells how a young Bill Belichick encouraged his New York Giants defense to let Buffalo's Thurman Thomas rush for 100 yards in the Super Bowl. I discuss the relevance to this year's Super Bowl be...Show More
Rufus Peabody and the NFL Conference Championship Games

38:08 | Jan 19th, 2017

Rufus Peabody, professional sports gambler and ESPN predictive sports analytics expert, joins me on this week's show. He discusses his Massey-Peabody predictions for the NFL playoff games, and we find Green Bay at Atlanta particularly interesting. Ru...Show More
Ben Alamar on the ESPN Football Power Index and NFL Divisonal Playoff

25:23 | Jan 12th, 2017

I'm joined by Dr. Ben Alamar, Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN. Ben tells us how he got into the sports analytics and the good work ESPN does with FPI (Football Power Rank), an advanced ranking and prediction system. He gives predictions for all ...Show More
Cade Massey on the NFL Playoffs and College Football Championship Game

32:50 | Jan 5th, 2017

Cade Massey, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, runs the Massey-Peabody site for football rankings and predictions. We discuss his predictions for the college football title game between Alabama and Clemson as well a...Show More
College Football Playoff Show with Mike Craig

28:55 | Dec 22nd, 2016

In this week's show, I'm joined by Mike Craig, a ten year veteran of making a living investing in the sports markets.  We talk about Alabama versus Washington and Ohio State versus Clemson, the two semi-final games for the College Football Playoff.  ...Show More
Interim college football coaches, the Oakland Raiders and match ups in college football

14:55 | Dec 15th, 2016

This week's episode dives into two college football games during the first week of bowl season and the Oakland Raiders.  First, I discuss Houston and whether coach Tom Herman's absence will affect the outcome of their game against San Diego State. Se...Show More
Market rankings for college football and NFL

20:41 | Dec 8th, 2016

This week's show discusses market rankings, or how I take closing point spreads from the markets and adjust for schedule to rank teams.  I look at the top 10 college football teams.  In addition, I highlight how NFL market rankings take a different a...Show More
College football championship week, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins

16:58 | Dec 1st, 2016

On the eve of championship week, I discuss the college football playoff and who's likely to get in.  Ohio State, not a lock.  Michigan, not dead yet.  The show transitions to the NFL for a closer look at Atlanta, the surprising top team in my member ...Show More
Michigan at Ohio State analysis

14:52 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Michigan travels to Ohio State in one of the biggest college football games of the season.  Get my analysis of the game as well as my two teams on upset alert this week.
The top 3 college football and NFL stories for Nov 17-20

19:09 | Nov 17th, 2016

In this week's episode, I discuss the chaos of the college football weekend.  We see how the losses of Clemson, Michigan and Washington relate to both poker and US presidential election. In the second story, we look at Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak ...Show More
The top 3 stories in college football and the NFL for Nov 10-13

21:11 | Nov 10th, 2016

Welcome to my second weekly episode using football analytics to predict games. In this stories, I discuss the following The sneaky truth about why Washington could lose to USC The team no one is talking about for the college football playoff The NFL...Show More
The top 3 college football and NFL predictions for Nov 5-6, 2016

15:01 | Nov 8th, 2016

The Football Analytics Show looks at three stories this week, and you might be interested for the following reasons. Why my public prediction of Ohio State over Nebraska by 8.4 is too low Why Michigan will most likely win the Big Ten East over Ohio ...Show More
Introduction to The Football Analytics Show by The Power Rank

04:29 | Nov 8th, 2016

The Power Rank, a website devoted to better predictions through analytics, finally has a podcast! This introduction podcast discusses the following: Who should listen to The Football Analytics Show How Ed Feng got started in sports analytics The lat...Show More