Saturday, December 17, 2016

Predicting The National Champions (2016 Season)

For the past few years, I've published posts where I have let my spreadsheet predict the outcome of the National Championship in college football.

I tried to have another go at it this year, but have sort of hit a roadblock.

As some of you may know, the semi-finals will take place on New Year's Eve. The matches are:

Number 2 ranked Clemson versus Number 3 ranked Ohio State
Number 1 ranked Alabama versus Number 4 ranked Washington

I put the stats into my spreadsheets and it has selected the following winners

Ohio State to win by 4 over Clemson
Alabama by 1 over Washington

So, then I had to set up a spreadsheet where Ohio State and Alabama were matched up. Here comes the aforementioned roadblock:

Ohio State and Alabama to TIE!

I don't know what to do here. Maybe bet on the underdog... or even go for the match to go into overtime.

As per usual, I'll check back in January to see how my predictions went.

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