Author: Chris Ford

  • Week 8 Predictions!

    Week 8 is upon us, and with it comes a much better slate of games than Week 7 (at least one can hope).  And from what the models say, it looks to be like we’re in for some barn burners. The first game not to miss this weekend, according to the Win Model of the…

  • NCAA Football Week 7 predictions!

    So week 7 is upon us, and with it come the first predictions from the computer models. For those unfamiliar, two separate models are run which create sometimes varying predictions.  First, there is the “Win Model” which values when a team wins, not caring if they win by 15 or 50.  It ranks the teams…

  • Week 2: Why Computer Rankings Are Fun to Look at Before They’re Ready

    What we’ve learned from Week 2 of the AMSTS Computer Rankings: To see the rankings, click here. Well, it’s college football season once again and there’s no better feeling than cranking out the old computer rankings for the first time this season. As always, the first few weeks are incredibly wonky, as both the “wins”…

  • Official 2012 ELO-Chess Bracket

    And here it is, the official ELO-Chess Bracket using the computer rankings I’ve developed. As would be expected with any ELO-Chess system, very few upsets are predicted, though Missouri making the Final 4 as a 2 seed is noticeable as the one “upset” team that advances far. In fact, the bottom half of the West…

  • Week of 1/25 Rankings – Introducing: Dynamic Division 2

    A dynamic Division 2 addition to the rankings has made some changes this week. Let’s investigate how it works: Previously, all Division 2 teams were given a ranking of -15, which means the average team has a 95% chance of defeating a Division 2 team. This was based off of the football 1-AA ranking that…

  • Week of 1/16 Rankings Review, and the story of Murray State

    The story of the poll continues to be Murray State. At 18-0 in an Elo Chess method poll, it’ll be hard for them to drop without a win. Of course, the question remains if they will lose a game. Meanwhile, Kansas saw a 6 spot bump after knocking off Baylor on Monday night. They crack…

  • Week of 1/8 NCAA Basketball rankings synopsis

    Fairfield took the largest dive of the week, dropping an astonishing 66 places after dropping to 8-8 with losses to Siena and Manhattan. The same story can be said for James Madison, after losing to 3-13 William & Mary. On the other hand, Central Connecticut vaulted up the rankings gaining 59 spots after the Blue…

  • Welcome to the redesigned AMSTS

    Welcome to the all new All My Sports Teams Suck.com.  We’ve redesigned the site for easy access to our NCAA Basketball rankings and NCAA Football rankings.  Our front page will include commentary on the latest rankings and anything noteworthy about the current events of sports.