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SEC Power Poll Draft: Auburn Finally Gets Their Due

After the Alabama loss, our computer grudgingly placed Auburn at the top of the pile, saving us from one override.  However, the computer still keeps LSU below Alabama because the Tide has offensive metrics that are, you know, positive.  That'll be fixed, of course, but here's the draft:

  1. Auburn Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. LSU Tigers
  4. Arkansas Razorbacks
  5. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  6. Florida Gators
  7. South Carolina Gamecocks
  8. Georgia Bulldogs
  9. Kentucky Wildcats
  10. Mississippi Rebels
  11. Tennessee Volunteers
  12. Vanderbilt Commodores

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First, the raw numbers.  Then my brief observations.

SEC Team WL SOS PED RD 3DO TD PEO OPPG TO 3DD SCORE
1 Auburn 1.960 0.489 -0.002 1.020 1.460 0.235 2.579 0.213 1.862 0.303 124.717
2 Alabama 0.946 1.008 1.673 0.721 0.777 1.105 1.519 1.662 0.653 1.215 106.738
3 LSU 1.453 1.104 1.072 0.736 -0.099 1.537 -0.982 1.326 -0.790 0.011 94.072
4 Arkansas 0.946 0.643 0.774 -0.105 0.149 0.752 1.522 0.530 1.462 1.672 74.435
5 Mississippi St. 0.946 0.128 0.705 1.003 0.813 0.576 -0.138 1.219 -0.010 0.303 69.666
6 Florida 0.439 0.739 1.384 0.843 -0.122 1.364 -0.483 0.866 -0.367 0.726 58.372
7 South Carolina 0.439 0.698 -1.156 1.288 1.715 -0.003 1.144 0.545 0.169 -0.590 48.341
8 Georgia -0.321 0.281 0.057 1.239 0.309 1.134 1.104 0.888 0.159 0.218 26.273
9 Kentucky -0.321 0.176 -0.041 -0.630 0.534 0.488 0.915 -0.545 0.650 0.132 -2.774
10 Mississippi -0.575 0.090 -0.936 0.240 -0.252 -0.118 0.140 -0.971 0.497 0.259 -32.424
11 Tennessee -1.082 1.171 0.039 -0.096 -0.866 -0.483 0.093 -0.390 -0.489 -0.247 -39.542
12 Vanderbilt -1.588 0.963 -0.739 -0.732 -2.851 -0.932 -1.616 -0.696 -1.735 0.263 -110.440

 

The Top

Again, I'll flop Alabama and LSU.  Other than that, I think the top 5 are ok.

Florida / South Carolina

Meh.

Bottom Three

Hopefully the numbers convince you that Tennessee and Vanderbilt should not be switched.  Mississippi and Tennessee are close enough that you could argue for that switch, but why?  It'll be settled this weekend, and Ole Miss does have the better overall record at the moment (partly due to the weakest schedule in the conference).  I'm fine with this order.