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The College Football Playoff’s Messy Mix Of Human And Computer Voting
Hot Takedown

Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Nov. 11, 2015), we take a look at the latest college football rankings and FiveThirtyEight’s brand-new prediction model. We also talk about the Gold Glove awards and how analytics have improved the way they’re given out. Plus, two-time Women’s World Cup champion Julie Foudy discusses the possible health risks of playing on artificial turf. And a significant digit on the number of Hoosiers named after a certain Colts quarterback.

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Iowa and the problem with college football rankings

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.

Sara Patterson was a podcast and video intern for FiveThirtyEight.