They did it, the Green and White ended the season on a high note and spoiled Montreal’s slim playoff chances. The Riders will look to make some staffing changes in the off-season and comeback swinging in 2016.
Just a reminder, the final 10 bonus points for the Battle of the Regions will be awarded once the teams for the Grey Cup matchup are decided.
Insightrix Research Inc.’s Rider Tracker, a poll that asks a random selection of fans on the SaskWatch Research™ online panel their opinions of the Riders’ performance and predictions for the rest of the season, is treating the 2015 season as a battle between Saskatchewan regions!
Every week, 200 fans from across the province complete a survey before each game is played and each region (Regina, Saskatoon, North, and South) will accumulate points for having the closest predictions to actual Rider game stats. At the end of the season, Insightrix will donate $1,000 on behalf of the winning region to a charity chosen by popular vote.
Watch for your region’s score and other stats, posted early in the week following each Rider game.
Predictions & Actual Score
Fans from each of the four regions predicted a Roughrider loss in the final game against Montreal. For the most recent game, the actual point spread was +6 earning the Southern region 5 points for predicting a -1 point spread. The actual and predicted point spreads are as follows:
Team Performance and Grey Cup Confidence
We are happy to present the regional scores and remaining stats in an infographic! Please click on the image below to expand.
Here is a quick summary of the final game’s predictions and stats:
- Team Performance Index: Rose to +10 (Fans close out the season feeling neutral about the Green and White’s latest performance)
- Grey Cup Confidence Index: Remains at (-100) (Fans understand that the ’Riders cannot capture the Cup this year)
- Team Passing Yards: 328 (Northern region earns 1 point, having the most fans predict the team passing yards to be more than 300).
- Team Rushing Yards: 112 (Regina earns 1 point, having the most fans predict the team rushing yards to be between 101 and 150).
Though we are not competing in the Battle of the Regions, the total score for Insightrix’s self-declared “experts” after the last game is +37.