Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 7th, 2017

Football: FiveThirtyEight finds NFL Teams Are More Consistent Now. Football Perspective lists Largest Decreases in Team Scoring and Largest Increases in Team Scoring.

College Football: Justin Jacobs looks to understand the Statistics of Colley’s Ranking Methodology. Football Study Hall’s Week 10 Five Factors box scores. Football Perspective’s Week Ten (2017) College Football SRS Ratings: Notre Dame Is Your New #1.

Baseball: The Hardball Times says Baseball’s Framing Wars Are Not Over. FanGraphs writes Maybe There Really Was Something Up With the Ball. FanGraphs asks Should Teams Plan on More Homers, Strikeouts in 2018? The Hardball Times looks at The Physics of Batting Practice. FanGraphs on Home-Field Advantage and Game 7.

Basketball: Justin Jacobs with a tutorial on Defensive Ratings: Estimation vs. Counting. Nylon Calculus’ Week 3 in Review: Early season surprises and historic 3-point rates. NBA Math looks at The Effect of the NBA’s Non-Traditional Point Guards on Spacing. FiveThirtyEight believes The NBA’s Age Limit Is Broken. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective reviews Weight vs. Height in the NBA.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger from Heat Check finds You Might Need Caffeine To Watch USC This Season (a look at average tip-off times across the nation).

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis tries to answer What’s the Point of Practicing Penalties? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective examines How Has The Geographical Composition of The English First Tier Changed Over Time.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers R code to analyze the Length of World Series Games.

Conferences: The Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting is November 18th at Central College (Pella, IA).

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