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BOZICH: Cards Gain 32 Spots in Sagarin's BCS Ratings

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U of L, UK, IU and WKU all gained in Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings. U of L, UK, IU and WKU all gained in Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – I know somebody who worked extremely late last night – other than Steve Andress and Eric Crawford: 

Jeff Sagarin.

His new college football computer rankings are already posted at the USA Today web site. I'll give three numbers on the local teams.

The first one will be Elo-Chess, the one that does not include margin of victory and is part of the BCS formula. The second will be Predictor, which is Sagarin's preferred number because it does include margin of victory at his preferred level. The third is blended, which includes margin of victory at a reduced level.

LOUISVILLE – The Cards jumped 32 spots in the Sagarin's BCS numbers, moving from 59 to 27. Louisville sits 26th in Sagarin's two other rankings.

KENTUCKY – UK gained six spots by defeating Kent State, moving from 70 to 64. They're 65 and 64 in Sagarin's two other numbers.

INDIANA – The Hoosiers improved 26 spots, in the BCS numbers, climbing from 122 to 96. Their two other numbers are 89 and 90.

WESTERN KENTUCKY – The formula gave WKU major props for playing Alabama. Western improved from 124 to 72, with other rankings of 99 (predictor) and 96 (blended).

Here is Sagarin's Top 10 in the BCS formula:

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. South Carolina
  4. UCLA
  5. South Florida (The Big East asks to stop the season now.)
  6. Florida
  7. Iowa State
  8. Michigan State
  9. Kansas State

10. Oregon.

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