Notes From The Sports Nerds

Preseason College Football Predictions For All 128 Teams

We've released our data-driven college football preseason projections for 2015. Here are our projected champions and standings for the 5 power conferences. Read more...

College Football Preseason Rankings 2016: Can Alabama Repeat?

Alabama leads a pack of five teams atop our 2016 college football preseason rankings. Here's how we rank all 128 contenders. Read more...

2016 NCAA Tournament “Points From The Title” Ratings

16-seed Florida Gulf Coast had a better 2016 NCAA tournament than Oklahoma, a Final Four team? If you think about it a certain way, yes. Read more...

2016 MLB Projected Standings & Preseason Ratings

Our 2016 MLB preseason ratings have 5 AL teams at the top, but our 2016 MLB projected standings show 5 NL teams winning the most games. How can that be? Read more...

The 25 Best Teams In The Tournament (Say Stat Geeks)

We compared how some of the best basketball number crunchers ranked every team in the 2016 NCAA tournament. Their consensus Top 25 might shock you. Read more...

The 5 Signs Of Terrible Bracket Picking Advice

99% of bracket picking "help" you're going to get for March Madness 2016 is worthless -- even harmful. Here are 5 quick ways to identify crappy bracket advice. Read more...

Popular Bracket Pool Scoring Systems & What They Mean

Most people have no idea how important the scoring system of their NCAA bracket pool is. We analyze the implications of 5 different bracket scoring systems. Read more...

How Upset Bonuses Impact Bracket Pool Scoring & Strategy

If your NCAA bracket pool features upset bonuses or a seed-based scoring system, you need to understand the significant implications for making good picks. Read more...

101 Customer Reviews Of Our NCAA Bracket Picks

We can blab on and on about algorithms and optimal bracket picking strategy, but sometimes it's better to just let your customers do the talking. Read more...

How Often Should You Expect To Win Your Bracket Pool?

Winning NCAA bracket pools is a total crapshoot, right? Wrong. Here's how a systematic picking strategy generates big profits over the long term. Read more...