Obviously, this is just an exercise in stats, but Bill Connelly takes this year’s SEC F+ ratings and games out the 2012 season. If you’re a Georgia fan, it comes out just like you’d hope.
East Conf. Rec. Record Diff Georgia 7-1 10-2 South Carolina 5-3 9-3 -1 Win Vanderbilt 5-3 9-3 +3 Wins Florida 4-4 7-5 +1 Win Missouri 4-4 7-5 Tennessee 1-7 5-7 Kentucky 0-8 3-9 -2 Wins
Sure, there are a few things that will be in play not reflected there (for example, I think Bill’s statistical optimism about Vandy is going to run into the reality of the 2012 team being far less experienced than 2011’s), but it gives you a good idea of how powerful an impact next season’s schedule will have.
By the way, I’m assuming the non-conference loss is to Georgia Tech. If so, we’ll see. (Next time, I’ll read the comments section.)