Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014 College Football: Week 1

Football is back. Football is today.


I'm bringing back my Watchability ratings this year. They're a way to try to identify which games are likely to be close and well-contested. There's a long post (with math even) located here with more detail on Watchability - how it works and how it's calculated. But in summary

  • Watchability is a measure scaled from 0 to 100
  • Its purpose is to identify which games might be fun to watch, based on how good the teams playing are, and how close the game is likely to be
  • Oregon @ UCLA (on October 11th) is the currently highest rated regular season game (91.3!)
  • Watchability doesn't predict upsets, those are just surprises to be enjoyed by us all
This week
Without further ado: this week's Watchability guide. The orange bars are Watchability. Teams are shaded in green by their chance to win. Darker = better.

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