Sunday, September 23, 2012

Analyzing the 9/23/12 AP Poll

Here is week 4 of analyzing the AP poll.  Thanks as always to the AP publishing their voting.

All 4 charts are displayed below to make it easy to see the changes.  And comparing the charts, one can visually see that there is a bit more consensus as the ranges on many of the teams have dropped.

At the very top, Alabama is receiving only 1st and 2nd place votes while Oregon is receiving only 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place votes.  The first team where there is a lack of consensus is LSU, with votes from 1st to 10th and this causes them to drop to #3 overall.  The FSU doubters are fewer now as they are receiving 2nd to 9th place votes.

The largest range goes to Ohio State voted from 5th to 23rd.  Notre Dame also has quite a range from 5th to 21st.