Thursday, January 31, 2008

Game Preview: Boston College at North Carolina

Those of you reading this in a feed reader might need to click back over to the blog to see the tables.

This is the biggest ACC matchup that my system can find. BC doesn't grade out very well in the TAPE system--they've had some bad losses, and even in the games they win it seems they do just enough to barely get by--and they don't match up well with the Heels at all. It's also interesting to note that the Pythagorean method starts to break down at the extremes. Using an exponent of 8.5, most of the trials have lined up pretty well with our Greek friend, but an exponent closer to 11 is necessary for the games in which the two teams aren't very close. I'll have to look into that more later on.

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