Division 1 College Basketball Rankings

It’s been a few weeks since I posted my college basketball rankings. We’re now getting down to crunch time. The pretenders are slipping. The cream is rising to the top. Here’s my Top 25:

  1. Kentucky (116.436)
  2. Virginia (115.497)
  3. Wisconsin (114.401)
  4. Duke (114.297)
  5. Kansas (114.215)
  6. Villanova (114.201)
  7. Gonzaga (113.718)
  8. Arizona (113.625)
  9. Louisville (112.919)
  10. Utah (112.829)
  11. Notre Dame (112.712)
  12. Iowa State (112.381)
  13. North Carolina (112.368)
  14. Oklahoma (112.069)
  15. Wichita State (112.054)
  16. Maryland (112.027)
  17. Northern Iowa (111.989)
  18. Butler (111.960)
  19. Baylor (111.953)
  20. Arkansas (111.711)
  21. Georgetown (111.593)
  22. West Virginia (111.544)
  23. VCU (111.524)
  24. Providence (111.452)
  25. Texas (111.400)

My complete rankings can be found here.

My commute home

I just picked up a GoPro Hero4 Black over the weekend. I’ve been testing out the timelapse feature on it and last night I recorded my drive home from work. I set the camera to shoot an image every second. I imported the images into GoPro Studio, and had it convert the images into a movie with a resolution of 4000×3000 resolution with a 23.98 fps. Then I opened Final Cut Pro X and imported the clip as a 4k movie with 3840×2160 resolution. I thought the movement was just a little too fast in the movie so I stretched it out to a 1 minute clip. This was about 83% of normal speed. I then added a vibrancy filter to it. Here is the finished product:

Commute from work – HD from Jeff Self on Vimeo.

2014 NFL Final Rankings

What a great Super Bowl! Now for my final rankings for the 2014 season:

  1. New England (15-4, 105.454)
  2. Seattle (14-5, 104.870)
  3. Denver (12-5, 104.083)
  4. Green Bay (13-5, 103.484)
  5. Indianapolis (13-6, 102.910)
  6. Dallas (13-5, 102.606)
  7. Arizona (11-6, 102.187)
  8. Kansas City (9-7, 101.980)
  9. Buffalo (9-7, 101.735)
  10. Baltimore (11-7, 101.718)
  11. Detroit (11-6, 101.696)
  12. Philadelphia (10-6, 101.592)
  13. San Diego (9-7, 101.482)
  14. Cincinnati (10-6-1, 101.081)
  15. Pittsburgh (11-6, 100.893)
  16. Miami (8-8, 100.848)
  17. San Francisco (8-8, 100.196)
  18. Houston (9-7, 100.179)
  19. Carolina (8-9-1, 99.255)
  20. St. Louis (6-10, 98.811)
  21. Minnesota (7-9, 98.679)
  22. New Orleans (7-9, 98.465)
  23. New York Giants (6-10, 98.180)
  24. Cleveland (7-9, 98.049)
  25. Chicago (5-11, 97.484)
  26. Atlanta (6-10, 97.451)
  27. New York Jets (4-12, 97.247)
  28. Oakland (3-13, 96.305)
  29. Washington (4-12, 95.435)
  30. Jacksonville (3-13, 94.429)
  31. Tampa Bay (2-14, 93.953)
  32. Tennessee (2-14, 93.277)

Division 1 College Basketball Rankings

Here’s my latest Top 25 for Division 1 College Basketball:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Virginia
  3. Kansas
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Arizona
  6. Duke
  7. Gonzaga
  8. Villanova
  9. Louisville
  10. North Carolina
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Iowa State
  13. VCU
  14. Utah
  15. West Virginia
  16. Wichita State
  17. Northern Iowa
  18. Butler
  19. Baylor
  20. Maryland
  21. Georgetown
  22. Oklahoma
  23. Ohio State
  24. Providence
  25. SMU

My complete rankings can be found here

2014 FBS Conference Rankings

Rumors of the Southeastern Conference’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. When all the data has been crunched, the SEC still comes out as the best conference in the FBS (based on average power rating of each member).

Here’s how they finished the 2014 season:

  1. SEC (128.213)
  2. Pac-12 (127.276)
  3. Big 12 (125.200)
  4. ACC (123.403)
  5. Big 10 (123.368)
  6. Mountain West (118.743)
  7. American (118.187)
  8. Conference USA (118.066)
  9. Sun Belt (115.673)
  10. MAC (114.548)

2014 College Football FBS Final Rankings

The season is over and Ohio State has been crowned the National Champions. Interestingly enough, they did not finish #1 in my rankings. They had too much ground to make up in the post-season. So who is my #1 team then? Congratulations to TCU! Do I think TCU is better than Ohio State? If they played 10 teams on a neutral field, I believe Ohio State would win 7 times. But in my rankings, TCU finishes ahead. Remember, Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech.

Here is my final Top 25:

  1. TCU (12-1, 133.653)
  2. Ohio State (14-1, 133.446)
  3. Alabama (12-2, 133.267)
  4. Oregon (13-2, 133.092)
  5. Michigan State (11-2, 131.609)
  6. Baylor (11-2, 130.963)
  7. Florida State (13-1, 130.959)
  8. Georgia (10-3, 130.531)
  9. Mississippi (9-4, 130.441)
  10. Mississippi State (10-3, 130.531)
  11. UCLA (10-3, 129.540)
  12. Auburn (8-5, 129.363)
  13. Missouri (11-3, 129.061)
  14. Georgia Tech (11-3, 128.916)
  15. Clemson (10-3, 128.732)
  16. Wisconsin (11-3, 28.713)
  17. Kansas State (9-4, 128.520)
  18. Arkansas (7-6, 128.282)
  19. Arizona State (10-3, 128.275)
  20. LSU (8-5, 128.143)
  21. Arizona (10-4, 128.042)
  22. Southern Cal (9-4, 127.927)
  23. Texas A&M (8-5, 127.619)
  24. Utah (9-4, 127.384)
  25. Stanford (8-5, 127.167)

My complete rankings can be found here.

NFL 2014 Regular Season Final Rankings

The regular season is now over. Time for the playoffs. Seattle ends the season where they started. Number 1. Best defense again. So who’s in? In the AFC, New England, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Denver won their divisions. Baltimore and Cincinnati grabbed the wildcards. In the NFC, Dallas, Green Bay, Carolina???, and Seattle won their divisions. Green Bay and Arizona grabbed the wildcards. So who got left out? Philadelphia went 10-6 and missed the playoffs. So did Kansas City (9-7), Buffalo (9-7), San Diego (9-7), Miami (8-8) and San Francisco (8-8). All had better records than Carolina. And speaking of Carolina, they host Arizona next week. They win their division with a record of 7-8-1 and get rewarded by playing an opponent that has no quarterback to speak of right now. Meanwhile Dallas (12-4) hosts Detroit (11-5). Dallas has to be saying ‘What the heck?’

The teams that surprised me the most were Dallas and Buffalo. The teams that were the most disappointing had to be New Orleans and Atlanta. I really thought it would be a battle between the two of the them for the division, and it was to an extent. Just not the way I thought it would go. I thought each of them would have at least 10 wins this season.

So here’s my final regular season rankings:

  1. Seattle (12-4, 54.951)
  2. Denver (12-4, 54.630)
  3. New England (12-4, 54.426)
  4. Green Bay (12-4, 53.321)
  5. Arizona (11-5, 52.967)
  6. Dallas (12-4, 52.666)
  7. Indianapolis (11-5, 52.307)
  8. Kansas City (9-7, 52.160)
  9. Detroit (11-5, 51.927)
  10. Buffalo (9-7, 51.705)
  11. Philadelphia (10-6, 51.665)
  12. San Diego (9-7, 51.622)
  13. Baltimore (10-6, 51.445)
  14. Cincinnati (10-5-1, 51.389)
  15. Pittsburgh (11-5, 51.279)
  16. Miami (8-8, 50.840)
  17. San Francisco (8-8, 50.487)
  18. Houston (9-7, 50.243)
  19. St. Louis (6-10, 49.165)
  20. Carolina (7-8-1, 48.910)
  21. Minnesota (7-9, 48.768)
  22. New Orleans (7-9, 48.591)
  23. New York Giants (6-10, 48.444)
  24. Cleveland (7-9, 48.189)
  25. Atlanta (6-10, 47.640)
  26. Chicago (5-11, 47.620)
  27. New York Jets (4-12, 47.447)
  28. Oakland (3-13, 46.668)
  29. Washington (4-12, 45.790)
  30. Jacksonville (3-313, 44.762)
  31. Tampa Bay (2-14, 44.291)
  32. Tennessee (2-14, 43.687)