The Ranker Slays in Week 7 – Prediction Results

The Ranker slayed ESPN’s FPI and Jeff Sagarin’s ratings in Week 7’s picks against the spread.

Last week’s results

The Ranker also did well with last week’s upset picks:  5-5, 50%.

The Ranker’s high confidence picks were not impressive (12-12, 50%), which led me to take a closer look at the data.  I’ve found a better set of parameters to identify “high confidence” picks moving forward.  These picks were 5-2 (71%) last week, 24-10 (71%) on the season.

 

Week 7 College Football Upset Alerts

As the season progresses, and The Ranker has more data to work with, the upset alerts should carry more weight.  Nonetheless, here are the games The Ranker has identified as the most likely upsets this week.

Note:  So far, The Ranker has predicted 47 upsets – only 9 have happened, although there’s been some close calls.  This week looks promising…

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