Path to the Playoff: Clemson and Alabama

1/03/2019 Matt Chambers 1 Comments




I know a lot of college football fans are tired of seeing Clemson and Alabama in the playoffs.  This will be the fourth matchup between the Tigers and Crimson Tide in as many years.  These are the only two teams to make the College Football Playoff four years in a row!  As a Clemson alum/employee/fan, obviously I never get tired of seeing Clemson in the playoffs, so I wanted to create something to commemorate these amazing four years.

This visualization shows the College Football Playoff weekly rankings of each team for the last four years.  Hover over each week to see who each team played, the outcome, and how it affected their rankings:


You can also use the highlighter to select your team as well:




1 comment:

  1. Hi Matt-
    Very nice visualization! I really like the smooth lines connecting the bump chart, and in the process of checking for the name of this type of chart, I see that Ken Flerlage has a nice post (https://www.kenflerlage.com/2017/01/my-thoughts-on-bump-charts-and-when-to.html) on these charts, including an earlier (straight-lined) version you did and the addition of smoothing by Rody Zakovich.

    I am working on creating my own version of such a chart, where the ranking will be used for items such as the performance of restaurant servers week over week.

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