As if ever there was a doubt…
Well, well — In a surprise move, the http://t.co/OKY8ULofBw machine predicts Ohio State takes the 4th spot, not TCU. FSU moves up to #3
— Neville Aga (@CiscoNeville) December 7, 2014
Couldn’t have got it more right, and got it right the instant the games went final.
In fact, the playoffPredictor.com site got every single top 4 for the entire season (with the exception of the initial poll, of course — that is needed to build the bias file between the computer ranking and the committee ranking).
playoffPredictor.com correctly predicted a lot of things the committe did this year, including:
- TCU over Alabama in the October poll
- Ohio State over TCU and Baylor in the final poll
Score 1 for big data and analytics!
Looking forward to keeping the site going next year. I’ll probably also do some other stuff now that the math is coded — such as comparing all teams in the BCS era. Stay tuned!