Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
It's nice to see the Volunteers with such a tremendous team this season. The Volunteers have beaten Tennessee Martin and UAB this year, which stacks up as two of the best wins in the long history of the Derek Dooley era. This week those pastel orange boys get to host the Crimson Tide who have obviously underachieved thus far this season. They lost a game which is quite unacceptable. This week Derek Dooley gets his 3rd best win.
12º of Loss Separation : Tennessee > UAB > UTEP > Rice > Houston > Tulane > Rutgers > Connecticut > Vandy > Ole Miss > Kentucky > South Carolina > Alabama
The degrees start out with the tremendous victory of the Volunteers over Conference USA powerhouse UAB (32-29). UAB later triumphed over UTEP (21-6). UTEP beat instate rival Rice (44-24) who beat inner city rival Houston (34-31). Houston knocked off Tulane (42-23) who went out of conference to knock off Rutgers (17-14). Rutgers snuck out a big east victory over a UConn team (27-24) that went and beat up the SEC whipping boy, Vandy (40-21). Vandy actually has a conference win, surprise, over Ole Miss (28-14). Then the SEC chain continues to conclusion. Ole Miss knocked off Kentucky (42-35) who knocked off South Carolina (31-28) who shocked the Crimson Tide at home (35-21).
Final Outcome: Tennessee Volunteers 33 Alabama Crimson Tide 23
You heard it here first. Degrees of Loss Separation clearly state that the Volunteers are a ten point superior team. The Crimson Tide will get smacked up the head and knocked out of the top ten and out of title contention entirely. (Probably not)