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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. Kentucky's 'luck,' not play, has changed

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Coming off yet another "clutch" win in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky is headed to what seems like an improbable Final Four berth as an 8 seed. Just two weeks ago, John Calipari's group of talented youngsters was not ranked among the Top 25 teams in ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. 'Modified' BPI lifts Florida, Michigan State

    Alok Pattani ESPN Stats & Info

    Jim Brown/USA TODAY SportsFlorida has been nearly unbeatable with Scottie Wilbekin in the lineup. A few of the top teams heading into the NCAA Tournament have had inconsistent lineups throughout the season. This includes Final Four contenders such a...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Filling a bracket, with BPI's insight

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Ralph Freso/Getty ImagesBehind Nick Johnson, Arizona is No. 1 in BPI and the most likely team to win the NCAA championship. While ESPN's Basketball Power Index wasn't designed to be purely predictive, there has been interest in using BPI to help with...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. NCAA, BPI correspond, to a point

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDakari Johnson and Kentucky received a worse seed than BPI would have given themComparing the top of the NCAA men's basketball championship field to ESPN's Basketball Power Index shows a lot of similarity in how the selection...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Will Sooners' D test Baylor, or vice-versa?

    Alok Pattani & Sharon Katz

    Heading into the big matchup with Baylor, there's been some talk about how Oklahoma will be "by far" the best defense the high-powered Bears attack has faced all season. While this may have some merit, the Sooners defense is not as formidable as ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  16. Why Oregon Ducks, Baylor Bears could be among most deserving BCS ...

    Alok Pattani

    Alok Pattani uses ESPN's new college football metrics to show why Oregon and Baylor, which have played light schedules to date, could wind up among the most deserving teams of a BCS title bid by season's end.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013