Sports Betting Tutorial: How to Create College Football Power Ratings (Part 1)

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with teammate Amari Rodgers #3

With sports on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is very little to occupy bettors in terms of day-to-day betting action.

However, we can put this free time to good use by working to improve our craft once sports and betting return.

With this in mind, we reached out to a handful of The Action Network’s sports betting experts for insights regarding their craft, like how to build power ratings, make fantasy projections, aggregate data, etc.

To start, we tapped The Action Network’s college football analyst Collin Wilson to detail his process when creating power ratings for all 130 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams.

Wilson details his six key factors when creating college football power ratings from season to season in the following three-part series:

Here’s Part 1 of our How to Create College Football Power Ratings video series.

How to Create College Football Betting Power Ratings: Conference Divide & Program Mean

You can access Wilson’s updated numbers throughout the year on The Action Network’s College Football Power Ratings page.

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