Matt Melton’s back with his breakdown of conference performance. Don’t take the SEC numbers too seriously because of the skewed sample size, particularly in the case of Arkansas which has only played two conference games so far. But it’s still a fun look:
There’s no getting around how pleasant it is to dodge ‘Bama and LSU this year. The surprise is that South Carolina and Georgia stack up better against the West than you’d expect.
Offensively speaking, this ain’t the year of the spread. The Tide and the Dawgs are the top two offenses in conference play. It’s also interesting that there are very few SEC defenses that qualify as downright awful.
By the way, look how similar Tennessee’s and Vanderbilt’s numbers are. If Bray isn’t back by the time those two meet, that could turn out to be a closer struggle than was anticipated.