Sunday, September 16, 2012

Analyzing the 9/16/12 AP Poll

Here is week 3 of analyzing the AP poll.  Thanks as always to the AP publishing their voting.

All 3 charts are displayed below to make it easy to see the changes.

There is a little more consensus, but still a lot of varying opinions on FSU (as low as #13 while Georgia ranked behind them is only as low as #11) and Oklahoma (as low as #17 while South Carolina behind them is only as low as #14) and a very big range on Notre Dame (#5 to #24).

It is interesting to see how teams changes from week to week and why.  Boise State lost to Michigan State and had 79 votes and were #26 in week 1.  On an idle week, they actually gained votes to 106 but stayed #26.  This week, after the team they lost to lost 20-3 which might diminish the value of their loss (my computer dropped them over 3 points and 12 spots), they did lost votes to 95, but now are #24 in the poll.