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CFB Winning Edge is an independent outlet dedicated to college football analytics. We offer a player-based projections model in addition to ratings and rankings for all FBS teams and head coaches. 
Tiers
Tier 1
$5 or more per month

Tier 1 supporters receive password access to CFBWinningEdge.com, which includes our player and coach ratings for all 130 FBS programs. Website entry also includes our complete set of power rankings, such as our Team Strength Ratings and Team Performance Ratings.


Supporters will also receive our comprehensive pre-season projections for all 130 FBS teams, including projected win totals, conference standings and College Football Playoff predictions, plus our weekly game computer projections and final score predictions.


Note: Website updates for the 2019 college football season are ongoing. Our 2018 preseason projections, 2018 preseason FBS team profiles, and end of season team and coach rankings, as well as past weekly predictions are all currently available on CFBWinningEdge.com.


Our 2019 preseason projections will be available on or before July 1, 2019.

Tier 2
$15 or more per month

In addition to Tier 1 access, Tier 2 supporters will have access to all 130 FBS Team Profiles in PDF format.


Each team profile includes a color-coded depth chart that details a wide range of information, such as each player’s height, weight, class, 247 Sports Composite recruiting ranking, career games played, games started, production points earned, and updated VGR+ overall player ratings. 


In addition to individual player info, our FBS Team Profiles include team, conference, and FBS position and unit rankings, which indicate how well each program compares to its peers. The position and unit rankings data boxes show ratings for every position group, as well as total offense and total defense for the entire team, starters, 2-deep personnel, plus a weighted ratings average we utilize to calculate overall team strength. 


Finally, each FBS Team Profile includes each team’s 2019 recruiting class, as well as a list of players no longer on the roster due to graduation, transfer, discipline issues, or early entry to the 2019 NFL Draft.


Note: Current 2018 FBS Team Profiles are currently available for download. New 2019 FBS Team Profiles will be available on or before April 1, 2019 and updated as soon as possible following news related to transfers, discipline and other personnel changes. 

Tier 3
$50 or more per month

In addition to Tier 1 and Tier 2, our Tier 3 supporters will receive complete – downloadable, searchable, and fully functional – access to our wide range of college football databases, including but not limited to:


  • FBS Team Stats Database (With Personnel %Lost and %Returning): 2018 team and player statistics, including passing, rushing, receiving and defensive statistics for each player who recorded such statistics throughout the 2018 season. The FBS Stats Database also includes a breakdown of how much production will be lost from the 2018 squad (through graduating seniors, transfers and early NFL Draft entrants) and how much production is expected to return for the 2019 season. Want to know the percentage of its 2018 tackles for loss the Nebraska defense expects to return for 2019? We have the answer (40.2 percent). The database includes one sheet for each team, as well as a complete FBS page that allows the user to sort by category. Want to know where Louisiana Tech ranks among C-USA offenses in returning receiver targets percentage? We have the answer (the Bulldogs currently rank fifth and expect to return 75 percent of their targets from 2018). Database information to be updated as soon as possible to reflect transfers and other personnel changes.
  • FBS Coaches Database: Job history for every head coach, coordinator and on-field assistant coach for all 130 FBS programs. The FBS Coaches Database is color-coded to indicate how long of a tenure each head coach, coordinator and assistant has at his current school. The database also highlights any experience a coach gained at either the high school and professional levels. Database to be updated as soon as possible following hirings, firings, retirements, etc. 
  • 2018 FBS Team Performance Database: Complete statistical analysis of every game played during the 2018 season for all 130 FBS programs. The FBS Team Performance Database includes a game grade for each team based on 15 separate metrics (and weighted for opponent strength). For example, Oklahoma posted the No. 1 Team Performance in Week 1 of the 2018 season for its 63-14 victory over FAU. The Sooners earned a 94.65 Team Performance Rating in the win – slightly better than Boise State, which earned a 93.88 mark in its domination of Troy.
  • FBS Head Coach, OC & DC Ratings Database: Above and beyond the 130 FBS head coaches ratings available on CFBWinningEdge.com, the new FBS Head Coach Database (and New for 2019) OC & DC Ratings Database includes complete ratings for all FBS head coaches, as well as offensive and defensive coordinators dating back to the 2014 season. We use the database and coach ratings in all our projection models, and to evaluate potential coaching candidates for 2019-20 and beyond.
  • 2018-19 Game-by-Game Travel, Weather & ATS Database:  Throughout the 2018 FBS football season, we catalogued a wide range of information related to each and every game, including but not limited to the distance each team travelled to every game, the temperature, wind and weather (rain, snow, cloudy, etc.) for every kickoff, and point spreads and totals set by Las Vegas odds makers. 


Other databases will be made available to users if and when they become available. Supporters will be able to download and/or export our databases in the Microsoft Excel or Google Docs format in which they were created. 


Database downloads will be available on or before July 1, 2019. 

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CFB Winning Edge is an independent outlet dedicated to college football analytics. We offer a player-based projections model in addition to ratings and rankings for all FBS teams and head coaches. 

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Tiers
Tier 1
$5 or more per month

Tier 1 supporters receive password access to CFBWinningEdge.com, which includes our player and coach ratings for all 130 FBS programs. Website entry also includes our complete set of power rankings, such as our Team Strength Ratings and Team Performance Ratings.


Supporters will also receive our comprehensive pre-season projections for all 130 FBS teams, including projected win totals, conference standings and College Football Playoff predictions, plus our weekly game computer projections and final score predictions.


Note: Website updates for the 2019 college football season are ongoing. Our 2018 preseason projections, 2018 preseason FBS team profiles, and end of season team and coach rankings, as well as past weekly predictions are all currently available on CFBWinningEdge.com.


Our 2019 preseason projections will be available on or before July 1, 2019.

Tier 2
$15 or more per month

In addition to Tier 1 access, Tier 2 supporters will have access to all 130 FBS Team Profiles in PDF format.


Each team profile includes a color-coded depth chart that details a wide range of information, such as each player’s height, weight, class, 247 Sports Composite recruiting ranking, career games played, games started, production points earned, and updated VGR+ overall player ratings. 


In addition to individual player info, our FBS Team Profiles include team, conference, and FBS position and unit rankings, which indicate how well each program compares to its peers. The position and unit rankings data boxes show ratings for every position group, as well as total offense and total defense for the entire team, starters, 2-deep personnel, plus a weighted ratings average we utilize to calculate overall team strength. 


Finally, each FBS Team Profile includes each team’s 2019 recruiting class, as well as a list of players no longer on the roster due to graduation, transfer, discipline issues, or early entry to the 2019 NFL Draft.


Note: Current 2018 FBS Team Profiles are currently available for download. New 2019 FBS Team Profiles will be available on or before April 1, 2019 and updated as soon as possible following news related to transfers, discipline and other personnel changes. 

Tier 3
$50 or more per month

In addition to Tier 1 and Tier 2, our Tier 3 supporters will receive complete – downloadable, searchable, and fully functional – access to our wide range of college football databases, including but not limited to:


  • FBS Team Stats Database (With Personnel %Lost and %Returning): 2018 team and player statistics, including passing, rushing, receiving and defensive statistics for each player who recorded such statistics throughout the 2018 season. The FBS Stats Database also includes a breakdown of how much production will be lost from the 2018 squad (through graduating seniors, transfers and early NFL Draft entrants) and how much production is expected to return for the 2019 season. Want to know the percentage of its 2018 tackles for loss the Nebraska defense expects to return for 2019? We have the answer (40.2 percent). The database includes one sheet for each team, as well as a complete FBS page that allows the user to sort by category. Want to know where Louisiana Tech ranks among C-USA offenses in returning receiver targets percentage? We have the answer (the Bulldogs currently rank fifth and expect to return 75 percent of their targets from 2018). Database information to be updated as soon as possible to reflect transfers and other personnel changes.
  • FBS Coaches Database: Job history for every head coach, coordinator and on-field assistant coach for all 130 FBS programs. The FBS Coaches Database is color-coded to indicate how long of a tenure each head coach, coordinator and assistant has at his current school. The database also highlights any experience a coach gained at either the high school and professional levels. Database to be updated as soon as possible following hirings, firings, retirements, etc. 
  • 2018 FBS Team Performance Database: Complete statistical analysis of every game played during the 2018 season for all 130 FBS programs. The FBS Team Performance Database includes a game grade for each team based on 15 separate metrics (and weighted for opponent strength). For example, Oklahoma posted the No. 1 Team Performance in Week 1 of the 2018 season for its 63-14 victory over FAU. The Sooners earned a 94.65 Team Performance Rating in the win – slightly better than Boise State, which earned a 93.88 mark in its domination of Troy.
  • FBS Head Coach, OC & DC Ratings Database: Above and beyond the 130 FBS head coaches ratings available on CFBWinningEdge.com, the new FBS Head Coach Database (and New for 2019) OC & DC Ratings Database includes complete ratings for all FBS head coaches, as well as offensive and defensive coordinators dating back to the 2014 season. We use the database and coach ratings in all our projection models, and to evaluate potential coaching candidates for 2019-20 and beyond.
  • 2018-19 Game-by-Game Travel, Weather & ATS Database:  Throughout the 2018 FBS football season, we catalogued a wide range of information related to each and every game, including but not limited to the distance each team travelled to every game, the temperature, wind and weather (rain, snow, cloudy, etc.) for every kickoff, and point spreads and totals set by Las Vegas odds makers. 


Other databases will be made available to users if and when they become available. Supporters will be able to download and/or export our databases in the Microsoft Excel or Google Docs format in which they were created. 


Database downloads will be available on or before July 1, 2019.