What do the Big 12 Preseason Rankings Actually Tell Us?

first_img5 Picked too high Team OSU 2005 Texas Kansas 6 2010 2 2008 1 5 6 9 OSU 0 2001 4 5 3.000 2 4.000 Actual 0 0.895 4 0 Tech Baylor ISU OSU 9 2014 4 1 2013 3 4 2006 OU 2007 2012 11 Kansas 12 ISU 0 2 TCU 5 TCU 1.632 3 6 1 2 0.842 -1 KSU OSU Projected Baylor KSU Team 3 Picked perfectly 0.842 7 4 5 -2 1 2 3 ISU 6 TCU 5 5 3 5 2 10 Texas 3 1 5 5 WVU 1 1999 7 1 4 5 1996 6 Picked too low 8 1997 Like I said, TCU and WVU have been tough to get a handle on. They have as many big misses in three years as Tech and Oklahoma State do in 38 years combined in the conference.Finally, here’s how the Pokes have stacked up over the last 19 years. 0 2 2 1.053 4 Baylor The good news? OSU hasn’t varied much from where it has been picked in the preseason (fourth this year). The not great news? It has been picked fourth five times and never beaten that prediction.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! 2 1.158 1 0 2 5 2009 5 2 5 0 7 2 OU 5 4 OU Tech 1 2004 Texas -2 Most of Tech being undervalued came in the late 90s and early 2000s. In the last five seasons, they’ve actually been picked too high three times.Here’s how teams rank when you look at big misses (the media being off by three or more spots). 2003 5 5 2 TCU and WVU have been difficult to put a finger on. Last year, TCU was picked 7th and WVU 8th. They finished 1st and 5th respectively. Baylor has traditionally not been difficult to peg (because they’ve traditionally not been good). Same for Kansas. Texas is the opposite (easy to pick because they’re good).Bill Snyder will make you look silly if you aren’t careful. He’s wily like my 18-month-old. Only five times in 19 years has KSU been picked perfectly. Speaking of that, here is how teams were picked ranked by who is traditionally undervalued. 4 The Big 12 preseason poll has been released with predictable results. TCU and Baylor are coming off monster years and OU is OU is OU. Here’s a look at how the media voted on the top 10 last week.Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 9.59.15 AMSo what exactly does this mean for us as fans?Is the media usually right when it comes to these picks? Does it undervalue certain squads and overvalue others? Well, I went back and looked at every media preseason poll for the last 19 years to find out the answers.Note: to evaluate here, I used final Big 12 rankings as they were listed on the Big 12 site. That is, my data says TCU finished first last season because the Big 12 has them listed first on its standings (sorry, I’m not going to go back and sort out every single tiebreaker).Also of note, the pre-2011 predictions include two six-team divisions which were much easier to predict.With that, here are the average variations in the standings on where Big 12 teams are picked and where they actually finished from most easy to pick to most difficult. 1 6 Team WVU -1 8 3 4 4 0.842 1 -1 Varies (in final standings) WVU 1998 Tech Kansas 2011 3 5 2000 Big Miss 1.211 4 5 Variance -1 1 -2 2 7 2002 KSU 5last_img read more

Security beefed up at Hyderabad airport following Centres alert

first_imgHyderabad: Authorities have beefed up security at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here in view of the security alert issued by the Centre for all the major airports in the country. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), which operates the airport, has issued an advisory to passengers to reach the airport early. It has also declared a ban on visitors’ entry into airport from August 10 to 20. Sources said the restrictions were imposed as part of the security arrangements ahead of Independence Day. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ However, additional security measures were being taken in view of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to the state. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for airport security, has tightened security measures including scanning of luggage and frisking of passengers, the sources said. As per the alert issued by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BACS), both CISF and the police have intensified the patrolling. Police have set up additional checkpoints for vehicle checking. Airlines were also advising passengers to reach the airport two-and-half hours to three hours before the scheduled departure of their flights.last_img read more