A new graph, and the first interesting one of the 2009 season. Beatpaths picks were 12-4 this week – the other two were slightly worse – we’ll review them when we make the Week 3 picks. Remember that the top of the graph does not necessarily mean the highest-ranked team – it might just be the most efficient way to draw the graph.
Things to consider from this graph – the longest beatpath does not necessarily mean the best team. There might be tiny gradations of quality in Denver’s chain, while there could be leagues between NO->PHI->CAR. It’s also interesting how Baltimore’s chain basically had a two-week, four-team tournament.