John Pudner

John Pudner

John Pudner wrote his first statistical analysis for the New York Post more than 20 years ago, ranking pitchers on opposite Sundays from when Bill James ranked batters, and he was named as the top sports news writer in his newspaper class in Virginia by the Virginia Press Association. 

Since then he has run more than 200 political campaigns for candidates or ballot issues while continuing to write statistical analysis for sports and developing a database of thousands of basketball players at and writing for He met with and advised several NBA teams to advice on the future performance of potential draft picks this year. His work for the Alabama Farmers Federation in 2010 included helping to coordinating door-to-door efforts that reached the homes of 170,000 voters, and his more recent statistical work was featured by CNN/Sports Illustrated.

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College Hoops Tip-Off: Top 500 Players

The college basketball season is underway. Who are the players to look out for? Breitbart Sports brings you the top 500 players in the nation. Nov 17, 2014 5:52 AM PT

AAC Basketball Preview: Ranks as 7th Best Conference

SMU’s Markus Kennedy projects as the top player in the conference, but a recent report of him being lost for the Fall due to academic issues gives UConn and Memphis a chance for a headstart. Nov 15, 2014 5:58 AM PT

Big 10 Basketball Preview: Incredible 9 Likely Bids

Despite being the first to spot Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky as an All-American and touting the Big Ten as the top conference last year, we do have the Badgers a little lower at 10th and with a tough battle with eight other likely tournament teams. Nov 15, 2014 12:30 AM PT

Top 100 Basketball Teams on 1st Day of College Hoops

College basketball kicks off with 150 games today. Breitbart Sports brings you the Top 100 teams based on the sum of their players' projected Value Add ratings for the upcoming season. Nov 14, 2014 8:18 AM PT

Top 12 Non-SEC Teams Based On Top 50 Road Wins

College football took it’s first shot at selecting teams for a playoff Tuesday. They should follow a couple of key guidelines from the March Madness selection criteria. Oct 29, 2014 12:30 AM PT

Reductio Ad Absurdum: Gilmore's Michigan St. Argument

ESPN's Rod Gilmore played at Stanford and earned a law degree at Cal--and he is the one guy the selection committee should completely ignore when they announce their first college playoff seeds Tuesday. Gilmore seems to be one of those intellectuals who skipped common sense, as his playoff criteria would mean East Carolina, Clemson and West Virginia should be three of the four teams in the playoffs. Oct 26, 2014 12:30 AM PT


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