The Ranker is Better Than ESPN — 2-11-2018 Update

I’ve compared the results of using TheRankerPit.com’s team ratings and  ESPN’s BPI predictions to pick games against the spread.   The Ranker’s predictions simply compare the difference between each’s team’s overall rating to the point spread, adjusting for home court advantage.

I used the spreads posted on teamrankings.com.

Last season, The Ranker beat ESPN’s BPI in February, the only month I tracked.

  • TheRankerPit.com:  414-391, 51.4%
  • ESPN BPI:  376-429, 46.7%

This season has been rough, but apparently it’s been difficult for more than The Ranker.  Saturday’s result broke a 9-day streak of The Ranker beating ESPN.

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The Ranker is Better Than ESPN — 2-4-2018 Update

I’ve compared the results of using TheRankerPit.com’s team ratings and  ESPN’s BPI predictions to pick games against the spread.   The Ranker’s predictions simply compare the difference between each’s team’s overall rating to the point spread, adjusting for home court advantage.

I used the spreads posted on teamrankings.com.

Last season, The Ranker beat ESPN’s BPI in February, the only month I tracked.

  • TheRankerPit.com:  414-391, 51.4%
  • ESPN BPI:  376-429, 46.7%

This season has been rough, but apparently it’s been difficult for more than The Ranker.  The last full week of January was a particulary rough stretch, but TheRankerPit.com’s picks are still out-performing ESPN’s BPI overall.

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The Ranker is Better Than ESPN — 1-14-2018 Update

I’ve compared the results of using TheRankerPit.com’s team ratings and  ESPN’s BPI predictions to pick games against the spread.   The Ranker’s predictions simply compare the difference between each’s team’s overall rating to the point spread, adjusting for home court advantage.

I used the spreads posted on teamrankings.com.

Last season, The Ranker beat ESPN’s BPI in February, the only month I tracked.

  • TheRankerPit.com:  414-391, 51.4%
  • ESPN BPI:  376-429, 46.7%

This season has been rough, but apparently it’s been difficult for more than The Ranker.  TheRankerPit.com’s picks are still out-performing ESPN’s BPI.

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Picks 1-3-2018

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.

Yesterday, the Ranker was 4-5-1.  Unfortunately, yesterday’s picks didn’t get posted online.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

Point spreads from teamrankings.com

Game Pick
Richmond vs Fordham Richmond +1.5
Clemson vs Boston College Clemson -5
Syracuse vs Wake Forest Syracuse +2
North Carolina vs Florida St. North Carolina +1.5
VCU vs Saint Joseph’s VCU +1
Illinois St. vs Drake Illinois St. +4
South Dakota St. vs North Dakota St. North Dakota St. +1
Kentucky vs LSU LSU +4.5
Oklahoma St. vs Oklahoma Oklahoma St. +9.5
Missouri vs South Carolina Missouri +2
Virginia vs Virginia Tech Virginia Tech +1.5
Miami (FL) vs Georgia Tech Miami (FL) -6
North Carolina St. vs Notre Dame Notre Dame -7

Picks 1-2-2018

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.

Yesterday, the Ranker was 1-0.  Unfortunately, yesterday’s picks didn’t get posted online.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

Point spreads from teamrankings.com

Game Pick
Drexel vs UNC Wilmington Drexel +2
Ohio vs Central Mich. Ohio +2
TCU vs Baylor TCU +1.5
Butler vs Xavier Butler +7
Auburn vs Tennessee Auburn +6
Indiana vs Wisconsin Indiana +6
William & Mary vs James Madison William & Mary +3
Florida vs Texas A&M Texas A&M -3
Arkansas vs Mississippi St. Arkansas -2
Texas Tech vs Kansas Texas Tech +7