Paul Dalen

  • joined Jan 24, 2013
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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I write for Corn Nation and Football Study Hall. I'm Operations Research Analyst for the US Army as a full-time gig...at least until I can afford to write about football stats for a living.

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Bayes and College Football


How an 18th Century Presbyterian minister might help us better predict the 2014 national championship contenders.

Expected Wins and Picks for Remaining Games


Taking a look at the model's accuracy in its first season, and how it predicts the remaining games.

The Math Underwriting Pulaski Academy's Offense


Conventional wisdom is wrong. Kelley and the entire Pulaski Academy football team know it, and they're using it to win football games.

HuskerMath's Week 12 picks and expected wins


Expected win totals and actual wins should start merging after this week.

Week 12 DPE with history feature


Week by Week Drive-Point Efficiency performance history is now available.

HuskerMath expected wins and picks


Take Oregon, Baylor, and Nebraska this week.

Drive-Point Efficiency after 10 weeks


Despite its loss to UCF, Louisville remains among the elite performing teams this year. Baylor and Florida State separate themselves from the pack.

Expermental Advanced Stats for NU-NwU


Play Selection and Success Rates by down and by game

HuskerMath goes to the dogs for Week 10 Picks


Buddy the golden retriever debuts his week 10 picks.

HuskerMath's power rankings


The conference front-runners solidified their positions at the top, while Ohio State moves into the Big Ten #1 slot.

DPE ratings post-Week 9


It's getting crowded at the top.

Are Baylor and Michigan State any good?


Evaluating offenses and defenses by indexing them for quality of competition.

Predicting the Big Ten Division Winners


Peering into the crystal ball to predict the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.

Season Exp. Wins and Week 9 Picks


Updated Expected Wins and Picks for Week 9

HuskerMath's FBS Power Rankings


HuskerMath's initial FBS Power Rankings. Just in time to share the BCS computer hate.

Week 8 Drive-Point Efficiency


Baylor and Florida State asserting themselves as the most efficient teams in the FBS.

HuskerMath's Week 8 Picks and Updated Exp. Wins


HuskerMath's Week 8 Picks and updated expected wins for the FBS.

Drive-Point Efficiency: FSU dominates


The DPE charts continue to demonstrate that the most efficient teams on offense and defense are your national champion contenders. And Florida State is at the top of the list.

HuskerMath's picks and tweaks


HuskerMath offers a mea culpa for using bad data.

Week 5 Drive-Point Efficiency


To further illustrate the correlation between quadrant and win/loss record I am now using the size of the marker to illustrate a team's win/loss record. Larger is better.

Your Week 6 HuskerMath Picks


800,000 federal government employees and Lane Kiffin are not employed right now, but work in the HuskerMath lair of mystery and Diet Dr. Pepper never stops.

Indicators - Making sense of Nebraska 2013


The indicators don't look good for the 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Turning this ship around will require a monumental effort.

Does Offensive and Defensive Efficiency Matter?


Is there a correlation between offensive and defensive drive-point efficiency and win-loss records?

HuskerMath's Week 5 picks


Using only on-field data can give rise to some interesting results in a prediction model. HuskerMath lets teams speak for themselves.

Charting offensive and defensive efficiency


Check out how efficient your team's offense and defense are at converting opportunities into points.

HuskerMath's Week 4 Picks


In Week 2 the model correctly predicted 82.5% of games. Things weren't quite so rosy in Week 3, with the model correctly predicting only 71.6% of games.

Looking At National Champion Coaches' Resumes


The fact that some coaches win national championships within a year or two of arriving at a schools belies a very important fact...prior to that arrival lies years of coaching experience at the...

It's A 2007 Déjà Vu All Over Again


There are numerous analogues to 2007 through Nebraska's first three games of 2013. 2007 was the year of the historically bad season under Kevin Cosgrove, the defense against which all other bad...

HuskerMath's Week 3 projections


Fewer FCS upsets made for a better week of predictions.

A new look at drive efficiency


A new attempt at assessing teams based on how efficiently they turn drives into points and keep their opponents from doing the same.

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