- The team with the higher AP ranking going into the bowl game won 59.5% of the time.
- The team with the higher USA Today ranking going into the bowl game won 62.5% of the time.
- The correlation coefficient (Excel function CORREL) between these two polls giving the higher ranking to the team that ultimately won the bowl game is 0.542
Should I have expected this magnitude of disagreement? What would you have expected?