Sunday, October 14, 2012

Analyzing the 10/14/12 AP Poll

Here is week 7 of analyzing the AP poll.  Thanks as always to the AP publishing their voting.

All 7 charts are displayed below to make it easy to see the changes.

One can see by scrolling through the diagrams below how, in general, consensus is being built as the games are played.  The range of votes for the top 6 is the narrowest it has been all year.

My computer still says the voters are off a bit with LSU being much too high at #6 (computer has them #16, it can't forget 12-10 over a 1-5 Auburn and giving up 22 to a 3-3 non-FBS Towson).  And right behind LSU at #7 is Ohio State, but they have votes as low as #22 but as high as #4.  My computer says the lowest vote isn't even right though having them at #25.  Barely beating a 3-4 Cal and only beating a 1-5 UAB by 14, both at home, and beating a 4-3 MSU by only 1 and a 2-4 Indiana by only 3 do not impress.