What's the accuracy score mean? Preseason Home Up (accuracy index)

Preseason Prediction Accuracy (2014-2016)


See "notes" following the table for more information on its contents.

Magazine Rank Total
Score
2016 2015 2014
McIllece Sports 1 413 147 130 136
Phil Steele 2t 413½ 148 131 134½
Pick Six Previews 2t 413½ 141½ 135 137
Arena Fanatic 4 418½ 145½ 127½ 145½
Athlon 5 421 137 133 151
Cap Heresy 6 423 145 139 139
USA Today 7 426½ 144 145½ 137
CPA Rankings 8t 429 151 135 143
GamePlan 8t 429 149 133 147
Lindy's 10 434 148 141 145
Media Polls 11 437 149 145 143
Gold Sheet 12 443 148 139 156
Compu-Picks 13 449 165 140 144
The Sporting News 14 451 147 153 151
compughterratings.com 15 460½ 154½ 157 149
College Football Poll 16 486½ 150 161½ 175

This page shows the accuracy of preseason magazines' conference predictions for the three-year span 2014-2016 ("the last three years" going into the 2017 season). In order to qualify for either table, a magazine must have been published for every year used in that table.

There is also a "2012-2016 (last five years)" table, a "2007-2016 (last ten years)" table, and a "1993-2016 (all-time)" table.

Tables with more years have the advantage of having a larger sample of data: a single unusually lucky or unlucky year has less impact on the standings. However, tables with fewer years have the advantage of including more magazines: several of the magazines available today were not published if one goes back far enough.

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What's the accuracy score mean? Preseason Home Up (accuracy index)