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The scary part of the coming playoff is that some part of the selection may be left up to geniuses like the ones that crafted the Colley Matrix. What follows is their astounding final poll.
The Colley Matrix poll is one of six computer formulas used by the BCS in determining its rankings. While there's a more detailed description of the formula used in the Colley Matrix poll, there's also a more general description of the formula on the poll's website.
Colley's matrix method for ranking college football teams is explained in detail, with many examples and explicit derivations. The method is based on very simple statistical principles, and uses only wins and losses as input—margin of victory does not matter. The scheme adjusts effectively for strength of schedule, in a way that is free of bias toward conference, tradition, or region. Comparison of rankings produced by this method to those produced by the press polls shows that despite its simplicity, the scheme produces common sense results.
This method focuses more on "deservedness" to play in the national championship game than it does predictiveness, per se, which may be of more interest to some fans and bookmakers, who often consider margin of victory, injuries and other factors in assessing the possible outcome of a particular game.
What a crock!
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will be back for a fourth season after leading the Fighting Irish to the national title game this past season.
Kelly issued a statement Saturday that after interviewing with the Philadelphia Eagles, he will remain as coach of the Irish.
Kelly said he has had thoughts about coaching in the NFL, but after much reflection and conversations with those closest...
Shortly after the horrific performance in the BCS National Championship from The Notre Dame Fightin' Irish against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly started to see interest from The NFL level.Despite losing the game 42-14, Brian Kelly led his team to a 12-0 regular season and an appearance in the BCS National Championship.The 51 year old Kelly has climbed...
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According to “sources” aka Jay Glazer, Notre Dame’s Head Coach Brian Kelly has interviewed with the Eagles and there is mutual interest. Also according to Glazer, Kelly is out of the country right now but talks will continue. It will be interesting to see if Kelly is simply pulling a Les Miles and using The post Report: Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly Interviews with Eagles...
NewsTags: Alabama Crimson TideBrian KellyNick SabanNotre Dame Fighting IrishPhiladelphia EaglesAccording to various reports from Philly.com and CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles interviewed Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly after the BCS Championship game. They would not confirm the meeting but numerous sources with Philly.com and CSNPhilly...
Didn’t Kelly say he wasn’t planning on leaving Notre Dame? This was before his team was embarrassed by Bama.
From @adamschefter & myself: Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Sides will revisit when Kelly returns from out of country.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 10, 2013
I promise, Notre Dame fans, I'll stop after this post. If there was a challenge to find one photo that could sum up the entire BCS national championship game, I'd say Sports Illustrated vastly exceeded expectations with the one they chose for their latest cover. The photo is apparently being referred to as "Stomping Ground" as it makes its rounds on Twitter this...
So this is what defeat feels like. I mean, after all, it had been over a year since the last time Notre Dame football lost a game, and I sort of, kind of forgot how this is supposed to taste.
If I listened to some twitter people and media outlets, I suppose I should be embarrassed that Notre Dame got beat so handily by Alabama 42-14. I suppose that in some ways this discredits...
Notre Dame is everywhere, writes Tom Schreier, and it's going to be that way for a long time.
Bishop Luers High (Fort Wayne, Ind.) outside linebacker Jaylon Smith is the top rated player at his position and the No. 3 overall prospect in the nation in the final edition of the Scout300, but he is not the only player representing Notre Dame. Sixteen Notre Dame commits made the list.