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About KPoz Sports

KPoz Sports was formed in 2001 by Robert Kissell and Jim Poserina in the search for an accurate, objective, transparent, and verifiable sports ranking system.

In 2007, KPoz Sports developed the new and improved KPoz Power Index, a system based on a linear probability model using the logit regression technique. The KPoz model assigns a power rating to each team based on the results of games played (e.g., wins and losses) and venue to account for the psychological edge gained from playing at home. Teams are then ranked according to their power rating determined from the model.

The results of the KPoz ranking model are proven to be accurate and have also outperformed many of the computer ranking models currently being used by the BCS selection committee.

Robert Kissell, Ph.D.

Robert Kissell is a quantitative strategist specializing in statistical and mathematical modeling. He is author of “Optimal Trading Strategies,” a leading financial modeling reference book. He has published numerous research papers in Statistics, Finance, Risk, and Algorithmic Trading, and is a frequent lecturer in the US and abroad. Dr. Kissell holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, an M.S. in Business Management, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Hofstra University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University.

Dr. Kissell played varsity soccer for four years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jim Poserina

Jim Poserina is a web and database developer for a Fortune Global 50 corporation and a partner in a small software development company. He has administered the KPoz Sports web site since 2001. Mr. Poserina has been published by the Society for American Baseball Research and has been a reporter for STATS Inc. since 2004, covering college basketball and Major League Baseball.

He is a 1998 graduate of Rutgers University, where he played trombone and bass in the marching and pep bands and called Scarlet Knight baseball, football, and basketball games for WRLC-AM.