I’m still catching up on stuff from my time off, and that includes the Sagarin computerized preseason ratings released last week and published today in USA Today.
Sagarin has USC at No. 1, followed by Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, LSU and Georgia at No. 7. The Top 10 is rounded out by Penn State, Virginia Tech and Oregon.
The ratings, devised by Jeff Sagarin, a 1970 MIT mathematics graduate, are one of the six computer rankings used in the BCS poll. Sagarin’s ratings are a numerical measure of a team’s strength. Southern Cal’s rating, for example, is 95.75 and Georgia’s is 86.59.
Oh, and Georgia Tech? Sagarin has them at No. 42 with a rating of 76.93.
The UGA Athletic Association unveiled the revamped Georgiadogs.com site today. It includes expanded video sections (including a seven-day-a-week Georgia Sports Daily news update), the promise of improved live video streaming and a multimedia section with