2016 Team Selection Analysis

It's always interesting to look back at how the picks of teams was distributed across the Jacknife leagues.  The 2016 season had 136 different entries.  There are teams at the top of the list that are expected like Clemson and Alabama.  They did not disappoint with their output as they were the top 2 scoring teams in the league.  But the most popular selection of all was South Florida.  That had to do with a combination of their reasonable price, 870, and their expected successful season.  Now, did everyone expect them to be the 12th highest scoring team in the league?  Maybe not.  But people were expecting a lot of them out of that value slot, which made them the most popular pick.  Boston College was the 6th most popular selection right behind Ohio State.  That might be a head scratcher, but they only cost 300.  Lots were hoping BC would be the 300 team that ended up exceeding expectation and getting a lot of points from that slot.  But they had a disappointing season even in that regards.

Those poor teams from the wide open country part of the nation, Wyoming and Idaho.  Not a single entry picked either one of those teams.  All they did was score 578 points and 512 points, respectively.  You could have done a lot worse spending 300 or 250 on a team.

So take a look at the data gathered below and draw your own conclusions.  I'm not sure it really means much in trying to crack the code of predicting which teams will do good each year, but it's fun to look back on it with the benefit of hindsight.

Rank Team Selections
1. South Florida 44
2. Clemson 39
3. Louisville 33
4. Alabama 31
5. Ohio State 30
6. Boston College 29
7. W. Kentucky 29
8. N. Carolina 28
9. Nevada 28
10. Washington St. 27
11. LSU 26
12. W. Michigan 25
13. Texas 24
14. Oklahoma 23
15. Oklahoma St. 23
16. TCU 23
17. Pittsburgh 22
18. Northwestern 21
19. Washington 21
20. Florida 21

2016 - Team Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. South Florida 44
2. Clemson 39
3. Louisville 33
4. Alabama 31
5. Ohio State 30
6. Boston College 29
6. W. Kentucky 29
8. North Carolina 28
8. Nevada 28
10. Washington State 27
11. LSU 26
12. W. Michigan 25
13. Texas 24
14. Oklahoma 23
14. Oklahoma State 23
14. TCU 23
17. Pittsburgh 22
18. Northwestern 21
18. Washington 21
18. Florida 21
18. GA Southern 21
22. Miami 20
22. Nebraska 20
22. Navy 20
25. Minnesota 19
25. Texas Tech 19
25. Memphis 19
25. Air Force 19
25. App State 19
30. Iowa 18
30. Tennessee 18
30. Boise State 18
33. Florida State 17
33. Bowling Green 17
35. Michigan 16
35. Utah 16
35. LA Tech 16
38. Texas A&M 15
38. Toledo 15
38. San Diego State 15
41. Tulsa 14
41. Southern Miss 14
43. Wisconsin 13
43. Missouri 13
43. Notre Dame 13
43. C. Michigan 13
47. Penn State 12
47. USC 12
47. Houston 12
47. New Mexico 12
51. Michigan State 11
51. Connecticut 11
51. LA Lafayette 11
54. Virginia Tech 10
54. Illinois 10
54. BYU 10
54. Cincinnati 10
54. N. Illinois 10
59. Ohio 9
60. Georgia Tech 8
60. Baylor 8
60. Arizona 8
60. Oregon 8
60. Stanford 8
60. Auburn 8
60. Mississippi State 8
60. UTEP 8
60. Colorado State 8
60. UNLV 8
60. Arkansas State 8
71. Wake Forest 7
72. Ole Miss 6
72. Vanderbilt 6
72. Army 6
72. San Jose State 6
72. Georgia State 6
77. Duke 5
77. West Virginia 5
77. Arizona State 5
77. Colorado 5
77. Arkansas 5
77. Georgia 5
77. Temple 5
77. Mid. Tenn. State 5
77. Buffalo 5
77. Troy 5
87. Syracuse 4
87. Kansas State 4
87. Hawaii 4
90. Virginia 3
90. Indiana 3
90. Maryland 3
90. Purdue 3
90. Rutgers 3
90. UCLA 3
90. UCF 3
90. Marshall 3
90. Old Dominion 3
99. NC State 2
99. California 2
99. South Carolina 2
99. East Carolina 2
99. Rice 2
104. Iowa State 1
104. Kansas 1
104. Kentucky 1
104. Tulane 1
104. Florida Atl 1
104. Akron 1
104. Ball State 1
104. Kent State 1
104. Miami (OH) 1
104. Utah State 1
104. New Mexico State 1
104. South Alabama 1
116. Oregon State 0
116. Massachusetts 0
116. SMU 0
116. Charlotte 0
116. Florida Int'l 0
116. North Texas 0
116. UTSA 0
116. E. Michigan 0
116. Fresno State 0
116. Wyoming 0
116. Idaho 0
116. LA Monroe 0
116. Texas State 0

2016 - Team Selections by Conference

Rank Conference Selections
1. ACC 227
2. Big Ten 182
3. SEC 165
4. AAC 141
5. Big 12 131
6. Mountain West 119
7. PAC 12 115
8. MAC 98
9. Conference USA 81
10. Sun Belt 72
11. Independents 29

2016 - Team Selections by Stature

Rank Stature Selections
1. Power 5 849
2. Group of 5 511

2016 - ACC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Clemson 39
2. Louisville 33
3. Boston College 29
4. North Carolina 28
5. Pittsburgh 22
6. Miami 20
7. Florida State 17
8. Virginia Tech 10
9. Georgia Tech 8
10. Wake Forest 7
11. Duke 5
12. Syracuse 4
13. Virginia 3
14. NC State 2

2016 - Big 10 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Ohio State 30
2. Northwestern 21
3. Nebraska 20
4. Minnesota 19
5. Iowa 18
6. Michigan 16
7. Wisconsin 13
8. Penn State 12
9. Michigan State 11
10. Illinois 10
11. Indiana 3
12. Maryland 3
13. Purdue 3
14. Rutgers 3

2016 - SEC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Alabama 31
2. LSU 26
3. Florida 21
4. Tennessee 18
5. Texas A&M 15
6. Missouri 13
7. Auburn 8
8. Mississippi State 8
9. Ole Miss 6
10. Vanderbilt 6
11. Arkansas 5
12. Georgia 5
13. South Carolina 2
14. Kentucky 1

2016 - PAC 12 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Washington State 27
2. Washington 21
3. Utah 16
4. USC 12
5. Arizona 8
6. Oregon 8
7. Stanford 8
8. Arizona State 5
9. Colorado 5
10. UCLA 3
11. California 2
12. Oregon State 0

2016 - Big 12 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Texas 24
2. Oklahoma 23
3. Oklahoma State 23
4. TCU 23
5. Texas Tech 19
6. Baylor 8
7. West Virginia 5
8. Kansas State 4
9. Iowa State 1
10. Kansas 1

2016 - AAC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. South Florida 44
2. Navy 20
3. Memphis 19
4. Tulsa 14
5. Houston 12
6. Connecticut 11
7. Cincinnati 10
8. Temple 5
9. UCF 3
10. East Carolina 2
11. Tulane 1
12. SMU 0

2016 - C-USA Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. W. Kentucky 29
2. LA Tech 16
3. Southern Miss 14
4. UTEP 8
5. Mid. Tenn. State 5
6. Marshall 3
7. Old Dominion 3
8. Rice 2
9. Florida Atl 1
10. Charlotte 0
11. Florida Int'l 0
12. North Texas 0
13. UTSA 0

2016 - MAC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. W. Michigan 25
2. Bowling Green 17
3. Toledo 15
4. C. Michigan 13
5. N. Illinois 10
6. Ohio 9
7. Buffalo 5
8. Akron 1
9. Ball State 1
10. Kent State 1
11. Miami (OH) 1
12. E. Michigan 0

2016 - Mtn West Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Nevada 28
2. Air Force 19
3. Boise State 18
4. San Diego State 15
5. New Mexico 12
6. Colorado State 8
7. UNLV 8
8. San Jose State 6
9. Hawaii 4
10. Utah State 1
11. Fresno State 0
12. Wyoming 0

2016 - Independents Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. Notre Dame 13
2. BYU 10
3. Army 6
4. Massachusetts 0

2016 - Sun Belt Selections

Rank Team Selections
1. GA Southern 21
2. App State 19
3. LA Lafayette 11
4. Arkansas State 8
5. Georgia State 6
6. Troy 5
7. New Mexico State 1
8. South Alabama 1
9. Idaho 0
10. LA Monroe 0
11. Texas State 0

Tagged with: ,