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PREDICTIVE RANKING SYSTEMS FOR AMERICAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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Material Information

Title:
PREDICTIVE RANKING SYSTEMS FOR AMERICAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Saunders, Kyle
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Natural Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Applied Mathematics, Economics
Faculty Sponsor:
McDonald, Patrick
Lee, Travis

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Ranking college football teams is a difficult task, due to the large number of teams and relatively short schedule. Many ranking systems exist, but few publish their methodology. Even fewer contain any evaluation of the predictive accuracy of their rankings. This thesis develops three regression-based ranking systems and tests them for predictive accuracy against the six computer components of the Bowl Championship Series rankings, which were used to decide college football's national champion from 1998-2013. Two of the methods perform favorably compared to the BCS computer rankings, beating or tying all six. These relatively strong results, along with the scarcity of other such analyses within the literature, indicate that further research in this area could be fruitful.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
Accompanying materials: CD containing processed data used within the thesis.
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: McDonald, Patrick; Lee, Travis
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kyle Saunders

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 S28
System ID:
AA00024704:00001

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