skrayper Alabama Fan Member since Nov 2012 3270 posts
re: sagarin computer poll - lsu dropps to 8(Posted by skrayper on 11/18/12 at 8:22 am to lsutigermall)
Alabama was #9 in the ELO Chess, then we moved to #3.
Looking at it, keep in mind those rankings are based on numerical scores - and the top 2 (Notre Dame and Florida) have a pretty large margin (95.49 and 94.62) over us (91.77) but there is a logjam among the 3-8 spots, with LSU being "#8" but at 90.87, is only .9 away from #3. It's so close that a minor variation can make a lot of difference. We play Auburn (80) and LSU plays Arkansas (64), so not a lot of difference in SOS impact there but maybe just enough. Of course if we win and beat UGA, the SOS and ranking will likely move up a decent bit.