The schedules are up in College Football Data so let’s run it: $ python3 ./mcc_schedule.py -v San José State at USC on Aug 25, 2023 UCLA at San Diego State on Sep 08, 2023 Stanford at USC on Sep 08, 2023 UCLA at Stanford on Oct 20, 2023 USC at California on Oct 27, 2023… Continue reading Simulating 2023
Goodbye David Shaw
David Shaw is done at Stanford. And while the Rose Bowl victories and Pac-12 Championships are nice, we all know that his foremost achievement was the seven Mythical California Cups in his twelve years as head coach. Before things went pear-shaped in the last two years he owned Cal (eight game winning streak before 2019)… Continue reading Goodbye David Shaw
That’s a wrap. USC has done it in convincing fashion. They played the most games and won them all. Congrats Trojans: USC 41 at Stanford 28 on Sep 10, 2022 Fresno State 17 at USC 45 on Sep 17, 2022 San José State 10 at Fresno State 17 on Oct 15, 2022 San Diego State… Continue reading 2022 champs
First the real Pac-12 simulation. Unfortunately the games have gone against our dream for an extra California game that decides both the MCC and the Pac-12. Odds of appearing in the Pac-12 championship game: Utah 59% Oregon 54% USC 52% UCLA 28% Fun race. As before, the odds don’t add up to 200% exactly because… Continue reading Results
On the possibility of an extra game
At some point with little explanation I added the list of current Pac-12 teams as a pre-canned “virtual” conference defined in mcc_schedule.py. Of course, the Pac-12 is an actual conference (for another year or two) so it’s a misnomer to run it in virtualconf.py but this allows some fun with the Monte Carlo simulators. Here’s… Continue reading On the possibility of an extra game
First results of 2022
For Stanford it’s already over: USC 41 at Stanford 28 on Sep 10, 2022 Fresno State at USC on Sep 17, 2022 San José State at Fresno State on Oct 14, 2022 San Diego State at Fresno State on Oct 28, 2022 Stanford at UCLA on Oct 28, 2022 California at USC on Nov 04,… Continue reading First results of 2022
Is anybody any good?
After Week One it’s still hard to say. Stanford couldn’t contain an FCS team for the first half. San Jose State needed the last few minutes to beat their FCS team. San Diego State lost as home favorites. So maybe not those guys. But somebody’s got to win this thing. Let’s take a look at… Continue reading Is anybody any good?
I’ve already run the 2022 schedule once so I won’t go through it all again but I need an excuse to show Midjourney’s interpretation of an Aztec triumph: This is the “stock” predictor: Monte Carlo [Elo Predictor] Simulation: UCLA 4978 [49%] Fresno State 2688 [26%] California 855 [8%] San Diego State 780 [7%] USC 596… Continue reading 2022 preview
You can have the SMU team that never left Texas, we’ve got an all-timer California season in 1943 Del Monte Pre-Flight. They never left California and ended up ranked number #8 nationwide. Their one loss was at Pacific in Stockton, who were ranked #10 at the time. Pacific finished the year ranked 19. They crushed… Continue reading The 1940s
I bought a subscription to one of the new hyped AI illustration engines, MidJourney. Let’s deliver Fresno State their 2021 MCC trophy as promised. Here are some queries that didn’t really work: “a giant golden championship trophy cup in Fresno, California surrounded by bulldogs”“Fresno State University campus seen from above with a giant golden cup… Continue reading Illustrating 2021