A five-star phenom in the 2016 class, Terrance Ferguson is spending what would have been his freshman year of college as a pro in Australia. His numbers hint at Ferguson's NBA potential.
Which Wooden Award candidate has the highest player efficiency rating? Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss is up there, but he isn't quite No. 1.
Oregon is the best 3-point-shooting team in the Pac-12, but the Ducks aren't the only team lighting it up from long distance. Major-conference teams are having their best shooting year ever. Why?
Following their historic stifling of opponents' bats, do the world champs have a shot at delivering again afield?
Just as teams that are vulnerable to NCAA tournament upsets share certain characteristics, sturdy favorites -- such as North Carolina -- share statistical similarities.
Some of college football's biggest stars -- namely Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette and Jabrill Peppers -- are off to the NFL. How will their teams replace them?
This spring, hundreds of NFL draft hopefuls will try to impress pro scouts after successful college careers. But who are the 10 most impossible-to-replace players?
The Wolves are way below .500, players such as Giannis, Jokic and Embiid are having huge seasons -- and we might be overlooking Karl-Anthony Towns. How much has he improved in his second season?
Thanks to J.T. Barrett's return and a top-2 recruiting class, Ohio State tops the initial preseason FPI rankings. See the full list from 1 to 130.
With its quarterback and top pass-catcher back for 2017, Oklahoma State is underrated at No. 26. Its rival in Norman, however? Overrated at No. 3.
Barcelona will be heavy favorites in the Champions League round of 16 against PSG, but the French side shouldn't be counted out.
Julius Randle, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram are part of a young core many Lakers fans hope can mature into greatness. Should the early returns bolster their optimism?
How close have the Patriots been to never winning a Super Bowl -- or winning all seven they've played in since '01? View the win probabilities of a handful of plays, including two from Houston.
What are the chances Boston rises to No. 1 in the Eastern Conference and lands the top pick in 2017 draft? How does Boston stack up against other teams hoping to become title contenders?
Will Bayern Munich keep their home winning streak alive in the Champions League? We preview this week's matchups in the round of 16.
Adrian Peterson's Hall of Fame case already dwarfs those of many in Canton. Eli Manning could have a more difficult time. Analytics predict the future inductees and ID the outliers in the Hall.
Thanks to their catchers' skills at stealing a few extra strikes, some clubs gain a big advantage. Which teams' framing could help put them in the postseason picture?
UCLA's high-powered offense has pushed it to a 21-3 record, but there are issues that could spell trouble in March. And they aren't just limited to the Bruins' defense.
With the historic start to his career, Mike Trout seems like a sure thing to age gracefully as he enters his age-25 season. But he's not the only star set to shine far beyond his 30th birthday.
The decision to shift Andrew McCutchen into Roberto Clemente's old spot in right field won't vault Pittsburgh to the top of the NL Central, but it could help rock the wild-card race.
Bubble Watch debuts with some good news: The NCAA is considering using different metrics when choosing the tournament field as early as next season. As for this season, we're here to tell you whether your team is safe or has some work to do.
After slogging through December, Stephen Curry looks like the best player in the NBA again. How is he doing it, and what has changed for the two-time MVP?
From wild card to a wild finish, a look at the most impactful plays and the most amazing rally that won a Super Bowl.
From Daniel Murphy's increased power to Wil Myers' stolen bases to James Paxton's velocity, we see players in a new light when they improve. Now the biggest question is: Will their success last?
For the first time this season, the same team sits atop the rankings for both BPI and Strength of Record, and that squad is Villanova.
Will Brian Dozier still hit tons of homers? Will the Cubs' defense continue to save John Lackey? We look at whether players will build on a strong 2016 or are set to regress this year.
Doug Weight's arrival as head coach has boosted the Isles. Plus, new sellers are arriving ahead of the deadline. All that and more in Ten Takeaways.
The Clippers are without Chris Paul, and they're about to face the most challenging month any NBA team will see all season. How far could they fall in the standings?
The Houston Rockets are explosive on offense and boast one of the league's most dynamic talents in James Harden. But are their strengths enough to challenge the mighty Warriors out West?
What odds do the Knicks and Heat have at landing a top-10 pick? What about the Lakers and Sixers at top two? The "races" for lottery positions in the 2017 draft are tight entering February.
Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis are among the big names whose Hall of Fame candidacy will be voted on Saturday. Here's what the data says about their chances.
Dion Lewis' run-after-the-catch skills and Vic Beasley's ability to pressure Tom Brady without having to blitz figure to have a big impact on the outcome of Super Bowl LI.
Michael Jordan's Bulls had the greatest three-season run in NBA history. Can the Warriors match or even beat the Bulls' record-setting win total?
Gonzaga has risen to No. 1, but how far can the Bulldogs go? ESPN's Basketball Power Index compared this team to previous years and assessed its chances of reaching the Final Four.
Despite road loss to Marquette, Villanova keeps the top spot in the latest BPI rankings
The latest Bracketology projects just three Atlantic 10 teams to make the NCAA tournament, but some of them could be especially dangerous to high seeds when they arrive.
No player has been a more consistent and impressive offensive force than Isaiah Thomas over the past month. How has he done it? And where does he stand in our season-long player rankings?
Victor Martinez has always been slow. But in 2016, the Detroit DH set a new mark for mediocrity on the basepaths. Should we alert Cooperstown -- or does his record come with an asterisk?
Carmelo Anthony would help the Cavs match up with the Warriors. Should Cleveland reconsider the Love-for-Melo deal reportedly proposed by the Knicks?
With a new rule, NBA teams can keep superstars and pay more than ever before. Which star players are worth the new max? Kevin Pelton breaks it down.
Joel Embiid's minutes have been notably restricted in his first NBA season. His numbers, and the way the Sixers play without Embiid on the floor, show just how valuable the fan favorite is.
Crunching the numbers, ZiPS' projection system conjures a few different reads on who baseball's best prospects might be, such as placing Yoan Moncada of the White Sox in the top 10.
Is Tom Brady the GOAT? Comparing today's players with old-time greats has always been a problem. But it's not impossible. We created a metric to rank the NFL's all-time best TD-throwing seasons.
Recent rumors suggest that Bruins coach Claude Julien could be the next NHL head coach fired. But looking deeper into the numbers suggests that would be a major mistake.
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson's 2016 stats were off the charts. But a late-season swoon put his Heisman Trophy campaign in a different light. So how good is Jackson?
The Lakers hit a new low in a 49-point loss on Sunday. Does the team have any true stars? How does it acquire them? Kevin Pelton breaks down the view from rock bottom.
A Giant Killer must be seeded at least five lines below a Giant. But that doesn't mean all Killers are mid-majors. Which major-conference teams does the model like to pull an upset in March?
Kawhi Leonard didn't receive a vote from NBA GMs who were asked to name the best small forward in the game before the season, but has he actually been outplaying LeBron James and Kevin Durant?
Our opportunity-adjusted touchdowns rankings tell you not only who's scoring, but who's getting the opportunities to score. Here we reveal our final OTD table heading for 2016.