Involve: A Journal of Mathematics
- Volume 5, Number 4 (2012), 463-471.
An application of Google's PageRank to NFL rankings
We explain the PageRank algorithm and its application to the ranking of football teams via the GEM method. We then modify and extend the GEM method with the addition of more football statistics to look at the possibility of using this method to more accurately rank teams. Lastly, we compare both methods by aggregating each statistical ranking using the cross-entropy Monte Carlo algorithm.
Involve, Volume 5, Number 4 (2012), 463-471.
Received: 10 January 2012
Accepted: 16 June 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017
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Zack, Laurie; Lamb, Ron; Ball, Sarah. An application of Google's PageRank to NFL rankings. Involve 5 (2012), no. 4, 463--471. doi:10.2140/involve.2012.5.463. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1513733537