Dear Entire Talk Radio And Internet, Part Deux

This is pretty amazing. Thanks to Barry Ritholtz for finding it.
The original:

The update:

True.

These guys LOST TO OLE MISS. AT HOME.
No, valeologist Ole Miss isn’t magically superpowered because they happen to be in the SEC. Here’s where Florida stacks up against Penn State so far this year:

Rank (Sagarin PREDICTOR) Team Result
14 Georgia Florida 49, web Georgia 10 (Neutral Site)
15 Ohio State Penn State 13, infertility @Ohio State 6

Looks pretty good so far, right? Not so fast. The next entries for Florida:

Rank (SAGARIN PREDICTOR) Team Result
23 LSU @Florida 51, LSU 21
30 Ole Miss Ole Miss 31, @Florida 30

Huh. One thing sure seems to jump out at you, doesn’t it? But surely this doesn’t show anything, right? Penn State hasn’t played anybody that good at home, right? Let’s expand that section of the table:

Rank (SAGARIN PREDICTOR) Team Result
19 Oregon State @Penn State 45, Oregon State 14
23 LSU @Florida 51, LSU 21
27 Illinois @Penn State 38, Illinois 24
30 Ole Miss Ole Miss 31, @Florida 30
39 Wisconsin Penn State 48, @Wisconsin 7
52 Tennessee Florida 30, @Tennessee 6

Well, I’m sure we’ll figure out some new reason why Florida deserves it more. Keep on trucking, internet warriors!

3 Replies to “Dear Entire Talk Radio And Internet, Part Deux”

  1. Don’t bash Ole Miss. We’re the best 5-4 team in the country. 😉
    Although I’m an SEC fan and Big 10 skeptic, I think Penn State deserves to be in the championship game if it goes undefeated. If it plays Florida or Alabama in the BCS title game, though, I think it will lose.

  2. 30 in Sagarin is “good” bordering on “very good”. The point was that people are making the magical SEC fairydust argument to explain how Florida lost to #30 at home but somehow claiming that the only reason PSU survived is they haven’t played teams as tough. Which, of course, is bunk.

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