Monthly Archives: October 2005

Beatpaths NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

We’re still in beta, but in the home stretch. Some nifty changes in the power rankings this week. First, the beatpath graph for Week 8. There’s no change since Sunday afternoon, as NE and PIT already had beatpaths over BUF and BAL, respectively. (read on for Week 8’s Power Rankings) Technorati Tags: beatpath, football, nfl, […]

NFL Week 8 Afternoon Results

Update: The graph also applies for NE’s victory over BUF, since BUF was already in NE’s beatpath. Here’s the beatpath graph for after the afternoon games. Denver solidifies another beatpath when they beat Philadelphia and when San Diego beats Kansas City. San Diego might rise in the rankings since KC was ranked ahead of them. […]

NFL Week 8 Early-Day Results

Here’s the graph for Week 8 after the early games. Jacksonville loses its beatpath over Seattle, WAS=>DAL=>NYG is broken apart, and Green Bay is very bad. The power rankings don’t appear to be majorly affected so far – all the shuffling is in the lower half of the rankings. Technorati Tags: beatpath, football, nfl

Beatpaths Automatic Power Ranking

All right, after two days of hacking, we finally have an objective, automatically generated power ranking system. If you’ve been reading, you’ll notice that this is actually the third rev of the objective system. The system is beta, and we had a couple of minor bugs. The first was easy to find because it insisted […]

Beatpath Logo Graph

Here’s an example of a beatpath graph with logos and colors. Honestly, I think it’s pretty nifty… but not as useful as the one with the team abbreviations. The logos actually make it slightly harder to recognize which teams are which, and understand the conceptual pathways from team to team. In my opinion. But let […]

Removing Beatloops

There have been a lot of questions about how beatloops are removed, and under what circumstances a beatpath segment reappears. Read on to see a graph of some common cases and to discuss what is the best way to handle the different scenarios. Technorati Tags: beatpath, football, nfl

Week 8 Brainteaser Answer

I posted a beatpath brainteaser in my last entry. If PHI beats DEN and SD beats KC in week 8, PHI could end up with the longest beatpath of any team in the league. How? The answer is in the comments of that entry, but read on to see the hypothetical graph… Technorati Tags: beatpath, […]