Now just because computers can’t overreact to Week One results the same way pundits’ and fans’ knees jerk, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves, too.
Georgia’s FPI improved from 22.3 to 23.8, with LSU’s FPI improving from 21.8 to 25.8. Georgia’s remaining strength of schedule dropped from sixth to 14th in the country. Georgia’s chances of winning out, per the FPI, improved from 2.6 percent to 4.8 percent, and the chance of winning the SEC improved from 24.8 percent to 30 percent.
The season’s outlook got better, but the Dawgs slipped in the rankings. The only conference game where Georgia’s odds of winning decreased is against Kentucky, and that was by the barest of margins.
Meanwhile, Sagarin’s computer hates — and I mean hates — Tennessee. The Vols dropped down to 77th. To put that in proper perspective, Sagarin has Georgia Tech at 65th.