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AFA Podcast - Sharon Katz (11/12/15)

Advanced Football Analytics
Released on Nov 13, 2015

This week Sharon Katz (ESPN Stats & Info) is on the show to discuss the 2015 college football season and the upcoming college football playoffs. Sharon breaks down the metrics ESPN uses to rate college team performance and dives in detail into the seasons that Clemson and Iowa have had thus far. Sharon and Dave break down the upcoming slate for the key Big 12 contenders, and discuss this weekend’s showdown between the top two teams in FPI (Oklahoma vs. Baylor). Sharon breaks down this year’s College Football Playoff Committee's rankings and outlines the changes that she’s seen in year two of the committee’s work.

The episode rounds out with a look at the NFL, with Sharon explaining why the NFL FPI metric has been so strongly in favor of the Eagles performance. She dives into some key week 10 match-ups and highlights the most important NFL games to watch this weekend.