Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – January 12th, 2016

Football: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s NFL Stat-Around: Who Will Win the Super Bowl?. FiveThirtyEight says After Wild-Card Weekend, There Is No Super Bowl Favorite. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Understanding the Decline of Peyton Manning.

College Football: Football Study Hall Introduces Special Teams S&P+ (beta) ratings. FiveThirtyEight with Why Alabama Is Terrible On Third Down. Football Outsiders looks at Bowl Blowouts.

Baseball: The Houston Chronicle on How Chris Correa hacked the Astros’ system and emails at crucial times. FanGraphs with An Early Look at the Projected Standings. FanGraphs with Team Ownership Ratings. FiveThirtyEight says Griffey In His Prime Was The Second Coming Of Willie Mays. The Hardball Times on Cold Weather and Player Attributes. FanGraphs writes about An Unlikely Group of MLB Feeder Colleges.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus with A Note on Lineup-Based Analysis. Nylon Calculus with Optimal Basketball Theory. Nylon Calculus on Offensive Rebounds and Three Pointers.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Week in Review.

Soccer: StatsBomb asks How Bad Are Aston Villa? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Cinderella Chances in the FA Cup. StatsBomb with A Compilation of EPL Model Predictions after Round 20/38. American Soccer Analysis on Patrick Nyarko And Playing the Game: Redux.

Your moment of R: Jim Albert with an R script Tribute to Junior.

Conferences: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 tickets are on sale now. Registration is now available for the SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14.

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