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This week the MLB proposes an adjustment to arbitration based on WAR, a deep-dive in predicting college football games with artificial neural networks, a recruiting ranking myth busted, PageRank algorithm research paper for March Madness tourney selection, and an analysis of the correlation between age and performance in soccer.
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This Week's Lineup
MLB Proposes WAR Salary Totals to Replace Arbitration
With the CBA under the microscope, the MLB has offered to replace the arbitration system with salaries based on an algorithm.
Predict NCAA Football Games with Artificial Neural Networks
A deep dive into the technical components on how to build a neural network to predict college football games.
Does the Bama Recruiting Ratings Bump Exist?
Github repo that attempts to answer this very question.
Research Paper: PageRank Algorithm to Predict NCAAB Team Tournament Performance
This method has the potential to be utilized as an alternative method to choose tournament participants, as opposed to the traditional ranking and seeding process currently employed by the NCAA. PageRank allows for the consideration of all games played during the regular season (average of 5832 games per season) and for customizable performance weights in the prediction.
Does an Experienced Squad Mean a Successful Squad?
A look into the relationship between success and squad ages to see if there is any correlation between age and performance in soccer.
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