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Loss to Georgia Drops Vanderbilt out of Sagarin's Top 100, Behind 18 I-AA Teams

Suck on THAT, Harvard.

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Vanderbilt crept up the Sagarin ratings after last week's 17-7 loss to Kentucky. They didn't have the same luck on Sunday after getting stomped by Georgia 44-17.

The Commodores plummeted from 84th to 117th in the computer-generated rankings and fell behind luminaries like San Jose State, Eastern Kentucky, Southeastern Louisiana, and New Hampshire. Currently, this team would barely crack the top 20 among the I-AA ranks. Here are the FCS teams that Sagarin's formula currently believes would beat Vanderbilt on a neutral field:

52. North Dakota State
63. Villanova
71. Illinois State
77. McNeese State
79. Northern Iowa
81. Eastern Washington
85. Jacksonville State
86. Southern Illinois
87. Coastal Carolina
90. South Dakota State
93. New Hampshire
98. Missouri State
99. Chattanooga
101. SE Louisiana
104. Youngstown State
106. Indiana State
110. Sam Houston State
113. Eastern Kentucky

If you're keeping track, that places Vandy fifth  in the state of Tennessee, trailing UT (28th), Memphis (36th), Middle Tennessee (96th), and Chattanooga (99th). Here are the BCS-conference programs that the Commodores outrank halfway through the 2014 season:

124. Wake Forest
130. Kansas

But hey, if you're looking for a silver lining, UMass led Miami (OH) 41-14 late in the second quarter of their matchup and still managed to lose 41-42 against one of the worst teams in Division I. As long as the Minutemen are around, it could always be worse.