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Over the years, this hobby has brought me in contact with many
smart and generous people who have been a great help
in producing the Massey Ratings. When giving credit, one
always runs the risk of omission. With that in mind, here is an incomplete
list of some of the sources, collaborators, and other individuals
to whom I owe a debt of gratitude.
Virginia Tech: an excellent university where I learned a lot
Carson-Newman: the college where I teach and work with great colleagues
BCS Buds: Jeff Anderson, Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, John Duck, Chris Hester,
Herman Matthews, David Rothman, Jeff Sagarin, Peter Wolfe
Alden Starnes: statistics professor, thesis advisor, and good friend
Jason Massey - my brother and sports nut who helps collect data
Stuart Mease - encourager, VT insider, and elementary school basketball teammate
High school contacts: Ned Freeman, Michelle Hillison, Ed McAllister, Barrett Murphy, Andy Rhinehart, Sheldon Shealor, Jason Rine
David Wilson - posted my first rankings on the web in 1995
Individuals that have aided in the collection of scores and other data.
Fellow rating system aficionados, especially Jeff Sagarin, Eugene Potemkin, and Paul Kislanko.
Random message board posters who have helped me solve computer / coding problems
Partners: Advanced Sports Media, OurSportsCentral, USA Today HSS
Financial support in the form of donations, ad support, and paying clients.
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