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The media's take on this week (as seen in bowl projections)

Bumped from the 'Posts.  Nobody seems sure how to handle UT anymore, which is far better than last year, I guess.  --Hooper

The sports media is crazy. There's just no getting around it. Three sites have updated this week's bowl projections, which I have compared with last week's bowl projections to see what they thought of our Bama game (relative to the rest of the SEC). Here's what they thought:

 

CBS has us in the Chick-fil-A. Now we're down two spots in the Music City. Passing us: Georgia and South Carolina

ESPN's Feldman had us in Shreveport. Now we're up THREE spots in Atlanta. We passed: Georgia, Auburn, Arkansas.

ESPN's Schlabach had us in the Chick-fil-A. Now we're down one spot in Memphis. Passing us: Georgia.

We can summarize their position change as follows:

UT vs. Auburn:

*CBS and Schlabach have not changed their minds. Auburn > UT

*Feldman: After Auburn's horrendous defeat to LSU and UT's close loss to Bama, it now seems UT > Auburn.

 

UT vs. Arkansas:

*CBS and Schlabach have not changed their minds. UT > Arkansas

*Feldman: After Arkansas' tough loss to Ole Miss and UT's close loss to Bama, it now seems UT > Arkansas.

 

UT vs. South Carolina:

*Feldman and Schlabach have not changed their minds. USC > UT

*CBS: Previously, UT was better than USC. But after USC's home win over Vandy (4 points) and UT's road loss to #1 Alabama (2 points), it is clear that USC is better than UT.

 

UT vs. Georgia:

*CBS: After UT's win over Georgia, UT appeared better. But after UT's loss @Bama and Georgia's bye, it now appears that Georgia is better.

*Schlabach: same

*Feldman: After UT's win over Georgia, it still seemed that Georgia was better. However, UT's loss @Bama proves that the UGA game was not a fluke and UT is better.

 

In my opinion, the Auburn and Arkansas opinions were reasonable. But the opinions on USC and Georgia are bouncing around like a ping-pong ball for no apparent reason. What happened this week that proved USC or Georgia was better than we thought or that UT was worse?

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