Monthly Archives: October 2009

2009 NFL Week 8 Beatpath Picks

Time for the Week 8 picks! We had more upsets last week – Beatpaths was 7-6 (picking Chicago over Cincinnati), while IT and the official ITB picks were 8-5. I didn’t make any personal picks, so I am still two ahead of the ITB picks for the season. The BeatPicks were 4-1, or 15-3 for […]

2008-2009 NBA Season End Beatpath Graph

Second try… In honor of the NBA season starting, here is the beatpath graph of the 2008-2009 season, including the LA Laker’s championship run. And, taking advantage of my earlier error, after the jump you can see how the season-end rankings changed compared to the previous season’s season-end rankings. Anyone know of a good source […]

2009 NFL Week 7 Beatpath Power Rankings

Kenneth here, everybody! I’ll be honest–the reason I start every post with my name is because I love the giant “K” that shows up at the start. I’m sure you’re all very interested. Let’s go to the rankings! Rank Team Notes Last Week EdgePower 1 (Bye) If you’re looking at the graph, right now would […]

2007-2008 NBA Season End Beatpath Graph

In honor of the NBA season starting, here is the beatpath graph of the 2008-2009 season, including Boston’s championship run. I didn’t follow the NBA much last season, so you’ll have to let me know if there are any interesting surprises here. Update: D’oh! Yep this is almost definitely the season ending in 2008, not […]

2009 NFL Week 7 Beatpath Graph

This week, the winning team outscored the losing team by more than twenty points on average. It was also a bad week for picks, although the upsets tended to be the closer victories, with the exception of beatpaths picking Chicago. Beatpaths was 7-6 last week, while IT and the official ITB picks were 8-5. According […]

2009 NFL Week 7 Beatpath Picks

Time for the Week 7 picks! All methods were 10-4 last week – however, I picked Seattle, so I was 9-5, and thus only two ahead of ITB for the season. The BeatPicks were 3-1, or 11-2 for the season. There are five BeatPicks this week, and I’m not making any personal picks this week. […]

Analyzing the Ranking System – Week 6

Ahoy folks, Tom here with the “Bonfire of the Vanities” edition of this feature. Lots of new stuff to mull over this week, given the changes to the tiebreaker system. Stability As you might expect, the rankings have undergone a significant shuffle this week. Three matchups looked like pretty significant upsets: Philadelphia’s loss to Oakland; […]

2009 NFL Week 6 Beatpath Power Rankings

Kenneth here! But first, here’s a note from our benevolent overlord: Note from the editor! – We have a slightly new format of beatpath rankings this week, all in the final column. First, we have a new score that will be much more useful. Edgepower is a measure of each team’s Beatpath graph strength from […]

2009 NFL Week 6 Beatpath Graph

Some crazy activity this week. All in all, the picks were pretty accurate this week – 10-4 for all methods – but there was more than one true upset. Oakland?? We also have some new loop activity. I was 9-5 this week, and the BeatPicks were 3-1, making them 11-2 for the season. BUF->NYJ shortens […]

2009 NFL Week 6 Beatpath Picks

Time for the Week 6 picks! I picked Carolina->Washington correctly last week, so I am now three ahead of ITB for the season. The BeatPicks were 3-1 last week, missing MIA->NYJ, so they’re 8-1 so far this season. There are four BeatPicks this week, and for my personal pick, I’m going to pick Seattle to […]