Mike DeSimone's College FootballDivision I-A Ratings |
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**Rating
Algorithm Description**

**I am using a least squares prediction
algorithm to determine these ratings. The algorithm uses factors that vary from
week to week during the season. For example: Last years final ratings, the number
of returning starters, schedule strength, coaching experience, and a key returnee
factor, are among a few factors used. **

**I use statistical analysis to determine
if these factors are significant based on previous prediction history. Given
the weeks factors along with their values and prediction history I solve for
a set of coeeficients. I use these coeeficients in a polynomial equation and
provide the updated prediction for a given week.**