Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Capital One Bowl 2014

The Capital One Bowl has the South Carolina Gamecocks of the South East Conference facing the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big 10 Conference.  Let's take a look at how these two teams stack up using the Complex Invasion College Football Production Model.

Capital One Bowl 2014

Gamecocks Badgers
Wins 10 9
Losses 2 3
Total 11 8
Offense 21 23
Defense 12 6
SOS 57.83 72.17
Best 13 40
Worst 88 60

The South Carolina Gamecocks are currently 10-2, playing against an "average" strength of schedule (SOS) as compared to the"league" average.  The Gamecocks best game (win over highest ranked team in the CICFPM) was a defeat of currently ranked #13 Missouri, and their worst game (loss to lowest ranked team) was a defeat to currently ranked #88 Tennessee.  In terms of the model, South Carolina is currently ranked as the #11 most productive team overall, with the #21 ranked offense and the #12 ranked defense.

The Wisconsin Badgers finished the regular season at 9-3, while playing against an "average" SOS.  The Badgers best game was a victory over currently ranked #40 Iowa and their worst game was a loss to currently ranked #60 Penn State.  The Badgers are currently the #8 most productive team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, with the #23 ranked offense and the #6 ranked defense.

Expect Wisconsin to be victorious in today's Capital One Bowl.

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