We are combining our own computer simulation championship game from our annual project with the actual College Football Playoff games today into one entity.
Simper Bowl IX
This year, we decided to expand our own computer college playoff to 24 teams just like in the Football Championship Series. The prior rounds have been played, and you can search for the results on this site. The Championship Game today pits #3 seed Oklahoma against #16 seed Ole Miss.
Oklahoma received a first round bye as the #3 seed. The Sooners defeated Michigan 47-28 in the Sweet 16; Ohio State 26-20 in the Elite 8; and Stanford 31-20 in the Semifinal Round.
Ole Miss had to play in the opening round as the #16 seed. The Rebels defeated Houston 39-24 in that round to advance to the Sweet 16. Then, Ole Miss defeated top-ranked Clemson 35-20 in the Sweet 16; North Carolina 27-16 in the Elite 8; and Michigan State 27-17 in the Semifinals.
Here are the championship results.
|Simper Bowl IX||1||2||3||4||F||FD||Rush||Pass||Total|
|#16 Ole Miss||13||7||0||14||34||27||249||302||551|
Congratulations to the Ole Miss Rebels, winner of Simper Bowl IX.
The College Football Playoffs 2015-16–The Real Larry Culpepper Playoffs
This is what you have been waiting for. Yesterday, we input all the stats and schedule strengths for the four teams in today’s playoffs. We even included the recent suspensions of Clemson players in the loss of talent.
We then simulated both games 100 times coming up with the number of wins, the average score, the standard deviations of the games, and the outlier scores in both directions.
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time
TV: ESPN, Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe
Radio: ESPN, Bill Rosinksi, David Norrie, Joe Schad
Teams: Clemson (13-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-1)
Clemson wins: 39
Oklahoma wins: 61
Average Score: Oklahoma 30.7 Clemson 22.1
Standard Deviation: 8.6
Outlier A: Oklahoma 51 Clemson 16
Outlier B: Clemson 37 Oklahoma 14
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time
TV: ESPN, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox, and Tom Rinaldi
Radio: ESPN, Brad Sham, Danny Kannell, and Ian Fitzsimmons
Teams: Alabama (12-1) vs. Michigan St. (12-1)
Alabama wins: 53
Michigan St. wins: 47
Average Score: Alabama 20.5 Michigan St. 18.8
Standard Deviation: 5.7
Outlier A: Alabama 31 Michigan St. 6
Outlier B: Michigan St. 27 Alabama 16