You want to know who's going deep in playoffs or who will win the next Super Bowl? Well look no further the masterminds of Harvard have constructed an algorithm to alleviate all of this madness. Why not just put the house up for mortgage now and bet the farm? Just kidding please don't do that but I do find this story fascinating. It's another case of luck vs science technology and albeit entertaining it does hold water to a certain degree.
I won't steal the thunder of author Kurt Bullard but I will sum it up pretty quick. Basically he takes a few top positions from each team: QB, RB, 2 WR, TE, Top 2 OL, the Top-4 “Front Seven” defensive players, and the Top-2 players from the secondary, throws in a bunch of egghead equations a rocket scientist would have problems deciphering and comes up with each teams probability of winning it all. Whew that was a mouthful.
Top 5 teams? 1) Seattle 2) Green Bay 3) Miami 4) Kansas City 5) New England.
Bottom 5? 32) Oakland 31) Tennessee 30) Tampa Bay 29) Jax 28) Baltimore (really B'more ranked this low?)
Anyway the article has a percentage breakdown of odds each team will win once in playoffs. For that my friend you have to view the article in its entirety.