Bill Connelly of FootballStudyHall.com has a ton of data, statistics, analytics and other intelligent football stuff that I’m too hungry to try to comprehend right now. But, some of you may really enjoy it, so I’m passing it along without fully understanding it at the moment.
What you’re looking at here is Connelly now has team-by-team advanced statistical profiles and they are very in depth. Pretty much anything you can track in the game of football, he has it recorded for every single team.
You can check out Kentucky’s profile here. He ranks the Cats at No. 66 in the country in S&P + Ratings, explained as “a ratings system derived from the play-by-play and drive data of all 800+ of a season’s FBS college football games (and 140,000+ plays).”
For an example of some of the position group statistics, here’s a look at UK’s receiving numbers:
And UK’s “Five Factors,” the basis for the new S&P+ ratings:
I was in a hurry to get this up so I can get back to the SEC Coaches Teleconference, but I will spend some time looking it over later this evening. It looks like Connelly does a great job of explaining everything so it should be an interesting read and I may break it down on here tonight or tomorrow.