West Virginia returns to top spot in BPI
With a couple of losses by Duke and a big win over Baylor, West Virginia has grabbed the No. 1 spot in BPI.
No, 'the spike' didn't kill the Cowboys
Dallas' decision to spike the ball with 48 seconds left allowed Aaron Rodgers enough time to create some magic. But the decision wasn't a mistake, and Jason Garrett's strategy was correct.
Ranking the divisional-round QB performances from 1 to 8
Great QB performances led some teams to conference championships. Others ended seasons a few weeks earlier than they had hoped.
What win probability charts show about every 2016 NFL playoff game
Check in throughout the NFL playoffs to see the biggest game-changing plays.
Why are NFL passing numbers exploding?
Matt Ryan just put up a season comparable to Kurt Warner's amazing 2000 campaign, part of a broader trend that has seen passing numbers swell. What's behind the explosion?
Breaking down FPI's performance in 2016
The 2016 college football season featured quite a few surprises. See where FPI hit and missed last season, and where it can improve in 2017.
Best comparison to 2016 Falcons might be 2006 Colts
The Falcons have been great on offense this season but have struggled on defense. Can they win the Super Bowl with that formula?
Can good shot selection carry the Thunder through the playoffs?
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not a good shooting team -- but they take good shots. Is that identity sustainable for OKC in the playoff push and beyond?
Was Clemson-Alabama the most exciting championship game in recent memory?
Where did Clemson-Alabama rank on the metrics-based "excitement index" of recent college football title games? The Texas-USC Rose Bowl still earns the title, but Tigers-Tide isn't far behind.
Best non-QB performances of wild-card weekend
Quarterbacks dominated the headlines on wild-card weekend, but a number of other players on both sides of the ball added clear value for their teams.
Duke back to No. 1 in BPI rankings
West Virginia's loss on Tuesday to Texas Tech paved the way for Duke to return to No. 1 in ESPN's Basketball Power Index.
How QBR proves Alabama's defensive dominance
It's no surprise that the Alabama defense has been fantastic this season, but a look at the QBR numbers of its opponents reinforces the Crimson Tide's defensive dominance.
Assist rate helps tell the story of Wizards' struggles
The Washington Wizards find themselves a game out of the playoff picture, with BPI giving them only a 34 percent chance of reaching the postseason. Ball movement has been a major issue.
Backfiring: Dumping NFL coaches often makes team worse
Conventional wisdom says firing an NFL head coach after a losing season could lead to success the next year. How true is that? The numbers say not at all.
The best and worst QBs of the season.
Matt Ryan and Dak Prescott have been dominant all season, and Tom Brady has been historically good in a shortened year. But where do all of the NFL quarterbacks rank by QBR, and who came in last?
Final regular season Total QBR rankings for 2016
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan won the NFL's QBR title for the 2016 regular season, with Tom Brady and Dak Prescott finishing just behind him.
Final NFL OTD leaderboard for 2016 regular season
Our opportunity-adjusted touchdowns rankings tell you not only who's scoring, but who's getting the opportunities to score. Here we reveal our final OTD table heading for 2016.
West Virginia moves up to No. 1 in BPI Rankings
The Mountaineers climbed the ranks to the top spot. See who was the biggest riser and which is the best matchup of the week.
How the Raptors are defying NBA convention, contending anyway
Despite back-to-back losses, the Toronto Raptors have a commanding lead in the Atlantic and have realistic NBA Finals aspirations. They're doing it differently than most of their contemporaries.
Updated NFL OTD leaderboard for Week 17
Our opportunity-adjusted touchdowns rankings tell you not only who's scoring, but who's getting the opportunities to score. Here we reveal our updated OTD table heading into Week 17.