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  1. Florida State Seminoles lead 2014 Preseason Football Power Index ...

    Alok Pattani

    Defending champion Florida State begins the 2014 season at No. 1 in the Preseason Football Power Index.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  2. Why Louisville and Kentucky are seeded too low, and why it matter...

    Alok Pattani

    If the Cardinals and Wildcats are seeded too low, then No. 1 seed Wichita State might suffer.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  3. In playoffs, it's all about defense (not QBs)

    Alok Pattani

    Much of the focus heading into Sunday's Conference Championship games will be on the quarterback play, particularly with future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning facing off for the fourth time in their postseason careers. QBR Ranks ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  4. Challenges await Kaepernick, Newton

    Alok Pattani

    ESPN Stats & InformationColin Kaepernick's game-by-game QBR has varied based on the strength of his opponents.Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff game features a matchup between two exciting, young, dual-threat quarterbacks looking to lead their teams on...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. The underrated units of the NFL playoffs

    Alok Pattani

    Heading into the NFL playoffs, each playoff team's offense and defense will be subject to even more detailed evaluation than usual. The traditional statistics used to evaluate NFL teams' offenses and defenses are based on yardage, which is an inc...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  6. The bowl winners will be ...

    Alok Pattani

    With bowl season upon us, we can project the winners of the 35 Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games using the Football Power Index. FPI is a predictive measure of team strength that uses the elements of team offensive, defensive and special-team...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. Numbers back Winston winning Heisman

    Alok Pattani

    Heading into Saturday's 2013 Heisman Trophy ceremony, it's seemingly a foregone conclusion that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will take home the award. The advanced metrics support Winston as a winner, and recent precedent based on these m...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  8. If the four-team playoff started this year &

    Alok Pattani

    Getty ImagesWhat teams would join Florida State and Auburn if there were a playoff this year?If there were a four-team playoff this year, the current version of the Championship Drive Ratings would suggest that the four most deserving teams on r&#233...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  9. FSU, Auburn boast different résumés

    Alok Pattani

    With Florida State and Auburn set to face off in the BCS Championship Game, it's interesting to note that the two teams took very different paths to get there. Florida State finished as the only undefeated team in FBS and Auburn ended up tied for th...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Stanford's résumé deserving of title shot

    Alok Pattani

    In ESPN's new Championship Drive Ratings, Stanford is rated No. 2 after an enormous win over Oregon last Thursday night. Despite having one loss, the Cardinal are just behind Alabama but ahead of everyone else, including undefeated Florida State (No....

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Cowboys beat the bad, but lose to the good

    Alok Pattani

    Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesSince Jason Garrett's first full season as head coach of the Cowboys in 2011 they are 20-20. The Dallas Cowboys had another 4th quarter meltdown in week eight, allowing Matthew Stafford to score the game-winning touchdown w...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  12. FSU domination goes beyond final score

    Alok Pattani

    Earlier today, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher discussed how voters should judge the Seminoles' blowout of North Carolina State last Saturday. In the 49-17 win, Fisher sat his starters for nearly all of the second half after Florida State ra...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  13. McCarron, Alabama offense key road win

    Alok Pattani

    AP PhotoJohnny Manziel threw for 464 yards Saturday, but it was AJ McCarron and Alabama that got the win. Here are some storylines from Week 3 of the college football season using ESPN's new set of analytical storytelling metrics for college footbal...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  14. Breaking it down by BPI

    Alok Pattani

    Let's use ESPN's primary basketball team ranking tool, College Basketball Power Index (BPI), to break down the NCAA men's basketball championship field of 68. Snubs according to BPI BPI was not designed to predict which teams would make the fie...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  15. NFL - Explaining the expected points metric

    Alok Pattani

    Alok Pattani of ESPN Stats & Information Group explains ESPN's new expected points metric.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2012
  16. Dan Crawford, the Heat and the 1.9 percent

    Alok Pattani

    Dan Crawford is scheduled to be a referee in tonight's Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 between the Heat and Celtics in Boston. Given the fact that the refereeing has been a major topic of discussion in this series, the fact that Crawford will of...

    Blog | June 07, 2012