One of our favorite football websites, Football Outsiders has done the world a favor and launched a full time college site for all of us junkies out there. College Football Outsiders will be bringing the same in depth, analytical approach to football that their parent site brings to the NFL. We've got Bill Connelly from College Football Outsiders on to talk about the site and all that they've got to offer the college football world.
Of course we'll hit on the basis of what makes College Football Outsiders so great; the analytical and objective analysis of the football world. The website dropped their entire top 25 in two sections as 11-25 came out first and then 1-10 debuted a bit later.
As was expected the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) and the S&P+ ratings spit out a bit of a "different" ratings than most preseason magazines. Connelly discusses the reasons for the massive upticks of Texas Tech (#16), Clemson (#12) and LSU (#10). He also sheds some light on the most interesting teams to fall in their rankings; Iowa (#15) and Boise State (#14).
Bill Connelly also takes the time to expound upon the SEC's 8 teams in the top 25. Even though the FEI and S&P+ removes the subjective bias of the traditional polls the nation's best football league still managed to dominate the preseason top 25 for the Football Outsiders.
We wrap it up by hitting on the official first game of the website UNC-LSU in the Georgia Dome. For your fearless leader Connelly isn't too nice as he drops the bombshell that their projected #24 Tar Heels get beat by the Bayou Bengals. Bill handles new writer, Patrick Johnston's Crowton-Miles question with grace and previews their probability chart where LSU has a 68% chance of winning compared to UNC's 32%.
Be sure to get over to College Football Outsiders to get your hands on their 2010 Football Almanac. They've got the win probability table, the statistical break downs that you need for the 2010 season and several essays that will shed some light on the college football landscape.
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