Saturday, November 18, 2006

How much is playing at home worth?

According to Sagarin, about three points, which is the margin by which Ohio State defeated Michigan. I think it's pretty clear that Michigan is the second-best team in the country, so it seems appropriate that they should play for the national championship in January. Of course, there is a preference among many to avoid rematches whenever possible, so that may not happen. However, I'd like to note that I believe that only USC and Florida now have a chance. If both of those teams lose, or perhaps even if they win unimpressively, Michigan will get a rematch.

That said, New Mexico plays better on the road than at home, which is rather odd. But BYU won in another impressive victory. This is a very good team. I came away from the game thinking, "That didn't seem too good. We'll play better next time." Taking that away from a 42-17 win against a respectable opponent is a good thing.


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