Visit our new website: worldnews.easybranches.com

South Alabama upset Troy, and LSU's loss to the Trojans somehow looks even worse

  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:42

Let’s get all transitive up in here.

South Alabama seems to get somebody every year. This year, apparently it’s Troy. The Trojans are riding high after beating LSU two weeks ago. The previously 1-4 Jaguars brought them back down to earth with a dominant defensive performance in a 19-8 win.

For LSU, this doesn’t look good transitively. Despite the Trojans’ win over LSU, Troy still isn’t a great team by Group of 5 standards. They were the prime homecoming opponent, and they ruined the party.

Before the loss to South Alabama, our Bill Connelly had the Trojans ranked No. 68 in his ranking of all 130 teams. Our LSU friends aren’t terribly surprised by the result either.

But when you go down the transitive loss rabbit hole, things get even worse.

In addition, Idaho (which will be an FCS team next season) and Louisiana Tech are also in the fold.

There’s another team to consider here too: Auburn. The Tiger Bowl is coming up this weekend between LSU and Auburn, and Auburn would be wise to win and avoid being sucked into the transitive vortex LSU sits in. Auburn’s rolled three-straight opponents, but a road game in Death Valley is nothing to take lightly. Then again, Troy handled it easy enough.

SBNation.com - All Posts

Tags


Related Stories

New Year’s new pairs get sneak preview
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:34

The Malaysia Masters entry lists are out and they give a hint as to some pairing changes due in the new year for the top echelon of world doubles badm...

Key players in South Africa's ANC leadership race
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:30

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress elects a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma at a confer...

Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:28

 At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of feature updates to Bing that it hopes will make results sm...

South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:19

South Africa's governing party will vote to decide who will lead it after President Jacob Zuma. BBC News - Africa

Stormers and Bulls to play in Los Angeles
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:35

The Stormers and Bulls will prepare for the 2018 Super Rugby season by breaking new ground and playing each other pre-season encounter in Los Angeles ...

Roy Moore's Loss in Alabama Shows How Trump Is Destroying the GOP
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:26

The Alabama election shows Republicans must do more to prevent Trump from destroying the party. U.S. News - Opinion

Lindsey Vonn takes WCup super-G race, 1st win of season
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:41

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) -- With her father proudly watching from the bottom of the slope, Lindsey Vonn sped to an emotional win in a World Cup...

Monster head kick seals KO for Nordine Taleb
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:34

UFC: Canadian local Nordie Taleb claims his seventh KO victory in MMA with a monster head kick against Danny Roberts Sport | news.com.au — Australi...

No. 1 James Madison taking on South Dakota State for an FCS title game berth
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:41

You can watch on ESPNU or WatchESPN. We’ll have score and other updates here throughout. No. 1 James Madison is hosting No. 5 South Dakota State in ...

Packers activate Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:34

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve Saturday, a day before he starts Sunday ...

Kemp back in LA, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:41

Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player...


News Categories