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Sunday December 2, 2007

Mark Richt said during his Saturday teleconference that, “the bottom line is it’s going to come down to what the computers believe.”

While that might seem odd in a system where the computers are only 1/3 of the equation, the computer polls might act as a stabilizing factor if the human polls diverge at all.

With that in mind, here’s how the computer polls looked last week:

Missouri (.9900), West Virginia(.9700), and Ohio State(.9100) were solidly 1, 2, and 3.  There was quite a gap following Ohio State.

Next was a cluster of four teams all within a few percentage points.  Kansas (.8400), Georgia (.8300), Virginia Tech (.8100), and LSU (.7900) were all within a hair of each other.  By those numbers, the Dawgs might have more to worry about from the Hokies who beat a strong Boston College team than from LSU.

After those four, Boston College was the next-strongest team.  Oklahoma and Southern Cal weren’t close.

The human polls might cancel each other out when it comes to the Hokies and LSU Tigers.  The coaches’ poll had Virginia Tech #5 and LSU #7 while the Harris Poll had the exact opposite.  Georgia was #4 in both human polls. 

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