Vanderbilt's 21-20 home win over Charleston Southern did not move the needle in Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings. The Commodores actually dropped six spots from last week after struggling to put away the Buccaneers. Vandy fell to 123rd out of 252 teams. CSU rose from 174th to 150th by virtue of the close loss.
After beating the #23 team among FCS squads, Sagarin places the 'Dores at 24th in the subdivision. Here are the I-AA teams who have outranked Vanderbilt this week:
For reference, Chattanooga got ruined by Tennessee this weekend, 45-10. They are ranked 18 slots higher than the Commodores.
Here are the BCS conference opponents that the Commodores would be favored to beat on a neutral field:
Vanderbilt will have the opportunity to work on that ranking in two weeks when they return to face Missouri on the road. The Tigers are currently ranked 36th by the computer ratings.