He ranks the OOC schedules for the SEC and ACC. I assumed jumping in that he would list Georgia’s as the toughest in the SEC.
Wrong, bacon breath. The Dawgs show up at #3, behind Florida and Tennessee.
Just as a reminder, here’s what he’s comparing:
1. Florida: Hawaii, Miami, Citadel, at Florida State
2. Tennessee: at UCLA, UAB, Northern Illinois, Wyoming
3. Georgia: Georgia Southern, Central Michigan, at Arizona State, Georgia Tech
I’m hard pressed to see the rationale to that. It’s even more puzzling when you see a couple of his comments.
Imagine if this season were earlier this decade, and look at Florida’s schedule. Even with FSU and Miami’s decline — and Hawaii’s natural regression this fall — the Gators still have the league’s toughest noncon schedule.
But, dude, it’s not earlier this decade. Miami didn’t even go bowling last season. And if those are such tough games, why didn’t any of them make this list of yours?
Top five games: Georgia at Arizona State; Auburn at West Virginia; Alabama vs. Clemson (in Atlanta); Tennessee at UCLA; Arkansas at Texas.
The topper comes with a comment of his in the ACC section. FSU, Clemmins and Georgia Tech get marked down in part because their toughest OOC games are against in state rivals that they have to play. Um, Matt, you wanna go back and look at Florida’s, Tennessee’s and Georgia’s toughest OOC games again, buddy?