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Advanced Football Analytics

AFA Podcast - Sharon Katz (12/30/15)

Advanced Football Analytics
Released on Dec 30, 2015

On this special college bowl edition of the Advanced Football Analytics podcast, Sharon Katz of ESPN Stats & Info joins the show to break down the upcoming New Year's Eve and New Year's Day bowl games.  Sharon begins by breaking down the predictive performance of ESPN’s College Football FPI statistic this season and describes some of the tweaks her team at ESPN made to the metric to better predict unique bowl scenarios.

Dave and Sharon then go in-depth into each of the new year's day bowls and provide analysis of the Outback, Citrus, Fiesta, Rose and Sugar bowls. They then preview the New Year’s Eve College Football Playoffs at the Cotton and Orange Bowls and make some predictions for this year’s eventual champion. They wrap up the episode with a look at a list Sharon compiled of the top ten biggest plays from the last decade in terms of win probability swings.