Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Degrees of Loss Separation is a simple concept, I go out and find a highly rated team with some losses playing against a crappy team with lots of losses. Next I find a chain of losses which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt (not at all) that the underdog is going to pull the major upset and storm the field. The Final Outcome is calculated simply: Add up the scores of the losers, add up the scores of the winners in the degrees of loss separation and divide both by the # of degrees.
The Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats
There will be many more games on your college football radar this weekend, including the SEC Cocktail Party in Jax, than the matchup of SEC opponents in Lexington. However, this is a big matchup for Kentucky. If they win no one will think twice, voters will continue to see them as a legit team and continue to vote them high in their polls. However, if they lose the victory over LSU will be thought more and more like a fluke game.
3º of Loss Separation : Miss St. beat Auburn beat Florida beat Kentucky
Coming off the loss to South Florida the Auburn Tigers returned home for their conference matchup versus the bottom feeding Bulldogs and were unceremoniously dropped. Two weeks later the Tigers went into Gainesville and knocked off the defending champs whom after another loss to LSU rebounded last week in Lexington for a big win over the Wildcats.
Final Outcome: Miss St. 28 Kentucky 23
So if you're sitting up in Lexington thinking to yourself, it's ok we're still ranked in the top 15 and everyone thinks we are still good... Think again, you're going to get dropped by the Croom Crew and pushed out of the top 15 for good.