Watching David Shaw and Stanford make some more sadly predictably terrible punt decisions last Saturday it occurred to me that we can use the cfbd data to figure out exactly how bad they were. The surrender index was first described by Jon Bois in this video, and now there’s an excellent twitter bot that tracks… Continue reading Bad punts bad punts
After yesterday’s action we can all take comfort in the MCC, where some California team will definitely win something. Actually, UCLA might be good. But Stanford and Cal both lost brutal games and USC didn’t inspire any confidence. Fresno State has an outside shot to run the table in the cup games based on how… Continue reading Week 1 results
I added support for games that end in a tie with this commit. With my recency bias I had left that out and marked it “hard” in my head but it doesn’t seem like it takes much. It changes a couple of 1970s results. I had credited San Diego State with one too many titles.… Continue reading Ties
I did a github. The initial commit separates out the “California” parts into a client of an team-agnostic “virtual conference” API. Next up is fixing the FCS stuff and ties.
College football season is here. What’s on the calendar for its most prestigious corner, the Mythical California Cup? Fortunately CollegeFootballData API includes scheduled future games, so with slight modification to our results finder to gracefully handle outcomes in the future we can print it out. Here’s the run for 2021: San José State at USC… Continue reading 2021 schedule
Come on, write some code. Big stuff: generalize to virtual conference implement optional FCS check for every team start a github or some repo (is there hg-hub yet?) Small stuff: handle tie games in the data model visually pad the standings properly catch the datestrings and parse into datetime objects earlier and manipulate entirely as… Continue reading What’s on the big board?
It occurs to me that the idea of a intra-California results can be generalized to “virtual conference”. Selecting a pool of teams from which to draw intramural results out of the larger results pool might be a more useful general problem. I swear the general idea only presented itself after working on the (absurd) specific… Continue reading Virtual conferences and the FBS problem
Let’s see some results. I refactored everything into functions and squashed some of the noise so let’s see a run. Next up is I need to find a good css module that allows for clickable sorting tables but for now here’s a dump. I left in some of the tie-breaker text cruft so I can… Continue reading Results
Just to keep myself honest this is version 0.1. Single year run with hard-coded school list. The dataset is a bit incomplete on stadium info, which is the only way to query the abstract location of a school. (I think.) So for now we’ll populate the CA schools. This is still incomplete, especially for the… Continue reading First pass
But we’re doing it. I updated the rules here. So far as I can see the tiebreaks only progress to “margin of victory against common opponents”.