January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, January 23rd, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   25.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (18-2) Statistics: 20 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 49.8% field goal percentage, 34.9% 3-point field … Continue reading January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

January 23rd NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-0) Villanova Wildcats (19-1) Kansas Jayhawks (18-1), +1 Arizona Wildcats (18-2), +8  Baylor Bears (18-1), +1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (19-2), -3 Kentucky Wildcats (17-2), -2 North Carolina Tar Heels (18-3), +1  Florida State Seminoles (18-2), +1  Oregon Ducks (18-2), +1  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-3), +2  Butler Bulldogs (17-3), +2 Virginia Cavaliers (15-3), … Continue reading January 23rd NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

January 23rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (31-9-6, 68 points)  Columbus Blue Jackets (32-10-4, 68 points)  Minnesota Wild (30-11-5, 65 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (30-11-5, 65 points), +2  New York Rangers (30-16-1, 61 points)  San Jose Sharks (29-16-2, 60 points), +2  Chicago Blackhawks (30-14-5, 65 points)  Montreal Canadiens (28-13-7, 63 points), -4  Edmonton Oilers (26-15-8, 60 points), +4  Anaheim Ducks … Continue reading January 23rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 13 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (38-6)  San Antonio Spurs (34-9)  Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)  Houston Rockets (34-13)  Utah Jazz (29-16), +3  Los Angeles Clippers (29-16), -1  Toronto Raptors (28-16), -1  Boston Celtics (26-17), -1  Atlanta Hawks (26-18)  Washington Wizards (23-20), +2  Memphis Grizzlies (26-20)  Oklahoma City Thunder (25-19), -2  Indiana Pacers (22-21), +2  Charlotte Hornets (23-21), +2  Chicago Bulls (22-23), … Continue reading Week 13 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Conference Championships Record: 0-2 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-6 Sunday, February 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5) over  #1 New England Patriots (16-2)   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Conference Championship NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.   New England Patriots (16-2)  Atlanta Falcons (13-5)  Green Bay Packers (12-7)  Dallas Cowboys (13-4), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6), -1  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Conference Championship NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships Record: 1-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 7-3 2016 Season Record: 156-108-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-7), 21, @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5), 44   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-6), 17, @  #1 New England Patriots (16-2), 36   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Scores

Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Accident

Photo Credit: Royals Kansas City Royals’ starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning. Ventura, who was only 25 years of age, started 32 games and had an 11-12 record this past season with the Royals with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP with 144 strikeouts. Over his entire 4-year MLB career, which he spent with the Royals only, … Continue reading Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Accident

Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life

Photo via: Bleacherreport.com After an ugly collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, where the two Englishmen banged heads, and while Cahill came out alright, Ryan Mason was not so lucky. Mason suffered a fractured skull as well as internal brain bleeding, had to be carried off an a stretcher, and was administered oxygen. Cahill gave his condolences to Mason, and afterwards said this: “We smashed … Continue reading Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life