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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Conference Ratings: Liberty Beats FBS School, ACC Has Biggest Week, ND Survives

The school Jerry Falwell built gave the FCS another win over the FBS. Breitbart Sports projected Liberty would be in the Top 100 if they played in the FBS in our review of smaller programs. The ACC bounced back into third and is just one point behind the 2nd-rated Big 12 in the conference ratings after Miami's blowout of Cincy and UNC's near upset of Notre Dame. The SEC remains on top. Oct 12, 2014 12:30 AM PT

Hillsdale, ND St., Montreal Among Top 200 Non-FBS Schools

The ranks of Historically Black Colleges, Junior Colleges, Canadian Football, and lower NCAA divisions field a number of football teams that would likely win games if they were able to play FBS schools. Sep 25, 2014 12:01 AM PT

Big Ten Shocks with 9 Straight Wins

Things could not have gotten any worse for the Big Ten. The conference's teams were projected to barely break .500 with a 7-6 record on Saturday. Instead, the conference erupted with one upset after another to shoot out to a 9-0 start Saturday with a +146 margin of victory. Sep 21, 2014 12:30 AM PT

Pythagorean Ratings, Opponents for All 128 FBS Teams

The BCS trophy was a few seconds away from staying in the state of Alabama for a fifth straight year in January, but now the game between the Oklahoma rivals could be just as big as the Iron Bowl. Sep 20, 2014 6:33 AM PT


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