Computer Rising: Every little bit helps
I’m no expert on the BCS. I don’t know enough to even be dangerous. But after studying the rankings, and getting email pointers from some of my wise readers, I think OU could be in decent shape.
Here’s one reason why. Two computer rankings — Wolfe and Sagarin — still have Texas Tech ahead of OU. I don’t know how that is possible; I think it’s goofy, considering the non-conference schedules, but that’s beside the point.
What is possible is this. Seems to me OU surely would jump Tech in both of those computers, if the Sooners beat OSU at Stillwater. Tech hosts Baylor.
Huge, huge difference in finishing games. Road game against an excellent team, home game against 4-7 Baylor.
It doesn’t take much to swing the tide in the computers. The computers aren’t compiled on a weighted scale. The polls are; in other words, if you’re No. 3 but barely behind No. 2, as Texas is in the Harris Poll, that’s almost as good as vice versa.
But in the computers, point totals aren’t a factor. You’re either No. 2 or No. 3.
Texas is No. 2 at .960, which means the ‘Horns have 96 percent of a perfect score. The Sooners have 90 percent. If every computer ranks you No. 3, you’re at .920. If every computer has you second, you’re at .960.
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