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    National Championship Recap and 2020 Wrap Up

    National Championship Recap and 2020 Wrap Up

    January 13, 2021

    We wrap up a 2020 College Football season like no other, discuss the National Championship game where Alabama defeated Ohio State, recap our favorite games and moments from this season, and finish off with our final Elo Rankings of the year.

    • Alabama defeats Ohio State in the National Championship (2:55-8:51)
    • 2020 Season Highlights and Our Top 3 Games (8:52-15:42)
    • Evaluating Elo in 2020 (15:43-21:05)
    • Where Alabama ranks historically (21:06-29:33)
    • Final Elo Rankings (29:35-31:16)
    • Offseason Plans (32:30-34:50)
    • Fill out our podcast survey (34:50-35:42)

     

    S3E26 - January 13th, 2021 - 2020 Week 19 - Conclusion of 2020 CFB Season

    CFB National Championship Stats (Elo, EPA, Success Rates) + Predictions

    CFB National Championship Stats (Elo, EPA, Success Rates) + Predictions

    January 6, 2021

    In our final preview show of the 2020 College Football season, we pick the National Championship game, plus recap the CFP semifinal games and react to the Heisman winner, DeVonta Smith.

    • DeVonta Smith wins the 2020 Heisman Trophy Award (1:20-7:30)
    • Alabama defeats Notre Dame fairly easily (7:30-11:57)
    • Ohio State shocks Clemson with an impressive performance (11:58-20:20)
    • National Championship Preview, EPA, Success Rate, Elo Ratings, and Picks (20:21-32:58)

     

    S3E25 - January 6th, 2021 - 2020 Week 18 - CFB Playoff National Championship

    CFB Playoff Semifinal Picks + Rest of NY6 Bowl Games

    CFB Playoff Semifinal Picks + Rest of NY6 Bowl Games

    December 30, 2020

    Our first live show on Twitter brings bowl-season picks using Elo ratings, Expected Points Added, and success rates. Hear our thoughts on all the New Year's Six bowl games, including the two College Football Playoff Semifinals.

    • Liberty's kneeling struggles vs. Coastal Carolina (1:50-7:49)
    • Alabama-Notre Dame (8:15-17:16)
    • Clemson-Ohio State (17:20-23:30)
    • Florida-Oklahoma (23:35-27:22)
    • Georgia-Cincinnati (27:23-31:49)
    • Auburn-Northwestern (31:50-35:37)
    • Texas A&M-UNC (35:38-38:18)
    • Elo Picks (38:19-41:30)

     

    S3E24 - December 30th, 2020 - 2020 Week 17 - CFB Playoff Semifinal and Bowl Games

    Conference Championship Recap + Heisman Prediction Model

    Conference Championship Recap + Heisman Prediction Model

    December 23, 2020

    Happy Holidays from the Staturdays crew! We recap the conference championship weekend, our new Heisman prediction model, and our thoughts on the CFB Playoff selection and how it compared to Elo.

    • Thank you to all our listeners (00:00-3:50)
    • Clemson-Notre Dame Round 2 (4:58-11:38)
    • Florida-Alabama SEC Championship (16:38-27:10)
    • College Football Playoff final rankings and selections (27:10-43:05)
    • Heisman Prediction Model and who our 2020 winner is (43:05-1:01:36)

     

    S3E23 - December 23rd, 2020 - 2020 Week 16 - Conference Championship Week

    The Shoe Throw and Conference Championship Picks

    The Shoe Throw and Conference Championship Picks

    December 16, 2020

    Florida fall a foot short of victory and Kyle Trask is no longer a shoe-in for the Heisman.

    • LSU-Florida and the shoe-toss (3:40-10:45)
    • USC-UCLA (10:45-17:07)
    • Penn State on a three-game win streak (17:08-22:26)
    • Heisman Odds Updated (22:28-31:15)
    • College Football Playoff Rankings (32:05-42:06)
    • Conference Championships Preview (42:18-58:08)

     

    S3E22 - December 16th, 2020 - 2020 Week 15

    Michigan-Ohio State Cancelled + Week 15 Preview

    Michigan-Ohio State Cancelled + Week 15 Preview

    December 9, 2020

    The biggest game of the year in the Big Ten is cancelled and the #4 team in the CFB Playoff rankings has been disqualified from competing in the Big Ten Championship game.

    • Michigan–Ohio State is Cancelled (2:24-14:42)
    • Should the CFP open up to more conference champs this year? (15:00-17:05)
    • CFB Playoff Rankings and Thoughts (17:06-20:08)
    • BYU–Coastal Carolina Recap (20:09-26:00)
    • Penn State–Rutgers (26:01-29:02)
    • Clemson–Virginia Tech (29:02-31:20)
    • Kyle recounts his College Gameday virtual fan experience (31:29-37:11)
    • Week 15 Preview (37:12-47:45)

     

    S3E21 - December 9th, 2020 - 2020 Week 14

    Heisman Race Stats + Is Your Team Good After a Bye Week?

    Heisman Race Stats + Is Your Team Good After a Bye Week?

    December 2, 2020

    Kyle Trask and Mac Jones are the favorites to win this year's Heisman, but Kyle thinks the 'Bama QB isn't getting enough love. We discuss why an extra week of rest and game prep may not be that helpful, and pick Week 14 games.

    • Penn State are 1-0 (this week) (1:31)
    • Other Notable Week 13 Results (10:04)
    • How do teams play after a bye-week? (13:30)
    • Updated CFP Rankings (29:55)
    • Heisman Stats (39:50)
    • Week 14 Picks (48:20)

     

    S3E20 - December 2nd, 2020 - 2020 Week 13

    Air Yards + Live CFP Ranking Reactions & Week 13

    Air Yards + Live CFP Ranking Reactions & Week 13

    November 25, 2020

    We give our immediate reaction to the first round of College Football Playoff rankings from the committee, talk about Air Yards and the results from Drew charting the Iowa-Penn State game, and pick Week 13 games.

     

    2:05 - College Football Playoff Committee initial rankings

    11:42 - Week 12 Recap

    22:10 - Passing Charts and Air Yards from the Iowa-Penn State game (Drew's article)

    44:49 - Week 13 Preview

    45:28 - Penn State vs. Michigan

    53:43 - Auburn vs. Alabama

    57:45 - Notre Dame vs. UNC

    S3E19 - November 25th, 2020 - 2020 Week 12

    Backwards Big Ten, Betting with Elo + Week 12 Picks

    Backwards Big Ten, Betting with Elo + Week 12 Picks

    November 18, 2020

    Indiana and Northwestern are 4-0. That's all you need to know about how 2020 is going. We discuss the chaos in the Big Ten, diagnose why Elo struggles against Vegas, and preview some Top 25 matchups.

    • 2:54 - Should Will Levis start over Sean Clifford for PSU?
    • 9:09 - Playoff Picture and potential conference championship matchups
    • 11:40 - Elo and Betting
    • 28:00 - Week 12 Preview
    • 31:40 - #9 Indiana at #3 Ohio State
    • 37:00 - #10 Wisconsin at #19 Northwestern
    • 42:50 - #14 Oklahoma St. at #18 Oklahoma

     

    S3E18 - November 18th, 2020 - 2020 Week 11

    2OT Thriller, The Hangover Effect + James Franklin = Ted Lasso?

    2OT Thriller, The Hangover Effect + James Franklin = Ted Lasso?

    November 11, 2020

    We recap a crazy Clemson-Notre Dame game, talk about the big-win hangover, and discuss Penn State's current issues.

    • 2:20 - Clemson-ND and Ian Book's boring name
    • 5:40 - Season sim and rest of the season outlook
    • 10:12 - Penn State
    • 13:20 - Is James Franklin subscribing to the Ted Lasso coaching philosophy?
    • 18:17 - Our mother is harassing Penn State fans
    • 19:10 - Playing football amongst 2020 distractions
    • 25:50 - How to evaluate conference strength without head-to-head
    • 34:17 - Does the hangover effect exist (preread)
    • 52:30 - Week 11 Picks
    • 53:27 - Miami - VT
    • 58:05 - Wake Forest - UNC
    • 58:38 - Ohio State - Maryland

     

    S3E17 - November 11th, 2020 - 2020 Week 10

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