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.
*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?