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SEC Power Poll Draft: Buck Up, We Still Have The Toughest Schedule

And we're still not Vandy.

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SEC Team WL SOS PED RD 3DO TD PEO OPPG TO 3DD SCORE
1 Alabama 1.296 0.373 1.907 0.956 0.689 1.279 1.669 1.704 0.842 1.062 118.674
2 Auburn 1.848 0.806 -0.316 1.211 0.896 0.224 1.877 0.242 1.509 0.451 112.993
3 LSU 1.296 0.768 1.193 0.579 0.021 1.518 -1.239 1.288 -0.942 0.147 82.865
4 South Carolina 0.587 0.815 -0.763 1.264 1.869 0.198 1.545 0.858 0.308 -0.045 66.873
5 Mississippi St. 0.745 0.120 0.563 0.825 0.991 0.514 0.003 1.106 0.112 0.080 60.339
6 Arkansas 0.587 0.658 0.189 -0.483 -0.609 0.154 1.533 0.251 1.378 1.250 38.431
7 Florida -0.043 0.770 1.227 0.498 0.229 1.167 -0.669 0.878 -0.780 0.391 34.779
8 Georgia -0.358 0.619 -0.778 1.316 0.109 1.013 1.232 0.823 -0.009 -0.533 17.155
9 Kentucky -0.358 0.447 -0.037 -0.647 0.781 0.213 1.138 -0.838 0.664 -0.243 -0.943
10 Mississippi -0.673 0.388 -0.926 0.659 -0.506 -0.094 0.324 -0.887 0.400 0.975 -28.074
11 Tennessee -1.303 1.289 0.136 -0.275 -1.634 -0.659 -0.734 -0.546 -0.898 -0.172 -61.535
12 Vanderbilt -1.303 0.555 -0.537 -0.819 -2.338 -0.498 -0.992 0.061 -1.116 0.530 -87.348

 

 

The Top

Obviously we're going to flip Alabama and Auburn.  No real need to fly off the handle about that.  The reason the computer got this goofy was because of that defensive favoritism thing, which happened to be enough to overcome the difference in win/loss.  Alabama gained so much with stats like PED and TD that it made up the difference with value to spare.

Other than that...

Have at it.  I don't mind the order, but I can see a few places of disagreement, and I don't mind a few variations either.

Cheer up, Vols fans

Yes, the metrics are horrid for Tennessee.  However, while UT is in the midst of doing everything badly, they aren't worst in the league in much, and much of that last-place TD metric can be seen as the result of playing teams like Oregon and Jekyll Georgia, where Vanderbilt is only recently getting into their toughies.  If our rock-bottom is still better than Vanderbilt, then at least there's that.