College Football Simulator Lets You Create Matchups or Playoff Brackets

November 23, 2020 by Staff

Dustin West of reached out to us a few days ago to inform us of a pretty cool tool which lets any college football fan create a matchup of their choice and see what the result would be. Or, create a bracket to end the argument about which season was your school's best over the past 50 years.

And if you're among the millions who thirst for a playoff with more than four teams then, by golly, create one. You can build tournament brackets of 8, 16, 32, and 64 teams and simulate the results.

177 schools are at your disposal, from the defunct program of Cal State-Fullerton to, of course, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and other powers.

To make the simulator work, Boosting Data gathered 15 independent computer rankings, including the Congrove Computer Rankings at, and combined them into a single ranking. When a matchup is created, the simulator pulls the rankings for the two teams and creates a win probability for each team.

We gave it a test-run with the 2007 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. the 2007 Ohio State Buckeyes. Who won? Go check it out for yourself.

Boosting Data compiles unique datasets and translates them into entertaining, interactive games and visualizations.

If you're a movie buff, check this out - all movie actors are separated by no more than 6 degrees. Can you connect them?

We don't usually offer reviews of other websites, but we're suckers for these kind of cool things - especially when it comes to college football. But be careful as you can kill an hour on the site without even realizing it.