June 29, 2012

Revisiting team rankings

Rivals.com recently altered a complicated formula to determine team rankings with a more simplified, user-friendly version that will allow fans to accurately predict how much a recruit's commitment could impact the recruiting class ranking of their favorite college. The new formula seems to favor Arkansas' way of recruiting more than the older version.

While the old ranking formula worked fine, the new formula does not require an advanced knowledge of mathematics. In other words, someone who passed pre-algebra in eighth or ninth grade is overqualified to work this new formula.

The new formula uses points weighed...

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