Posted: 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
By Matt Mills
During the Fall football season I do not watch many college football games. I read a lot of articles on college football teams, I look at a lot of stats on college football teams, and I watch a lot of highlights. But with home games for Georgia Tech, road trips, student life, and an allegiance to Florida State (be nice, both my parents went there) I really don't have time to catch many other team's games. So in order to "get to know the opponent" I look at the stats that describe a team, and that is what I will be writing about here.
S&P+ is a statistical measure of a team's performance on a per play basis. The "S" stands for success rate, "P" for point value, and + is opponent adjusted. It is essentially OPS+ for football. It takes the slugging percentage, your explosiveness, and adds it to your on base percentage, your success rate, and adjusts for opponent. 100 is average and everything greater than 100 is good, so for each category the higher the bar the better. You can read more here.
GT ranks 31st overall in Special Teams Efficiency, the total amount of points gained through all facets of special teams as determined by FEI, while UVA ranks 41st, so pretty much a wash. Here are the category breakdowns.
National Ranks in
This table shows the line for different picking services, and a win percentage associated with the pick, or derived from the line. (F/+ picks haven't been released so I will add them when they go out).
|Line||GT Win %|
|FEI||GT - 10||71.7|
|FBS Drive Stats*||~GT - 13||83.5|
* The FBS drive stats is for a neutral field, and the line is derived from the win%
** Half of F/+ is FEI, so take it as you will