You should probably categorize this as one of those things you see posted in June, but this list of point spreads for every 2012 SEC game has gotten some attention on the Intertubes.
If the favorites won every game as expected, here’s how the final conference standings would look:
South Carolina 6-2
Mississippi State 5-3
Texas A&M 2-6
Ole Miss 0-8
Of course I’d take that. But there are a few head scratchers as you go down the list of games. Florida at Tennessee is a pick ’em, yet the Vols are double-digit underdogs to both Georgia and South Carolina, while the Gators are just a slight dog in Jax and are favored to beat the ‘Cocks by four.
Auburn is getting 7.5 when it hosts LSU and Arkansas is a 3.5 point underdog in its home game against LSU, but Auburn is favored by one when Arkansas comes calling. And Auburn is a slight underdog at home against Georgia, although recent trends would suggest that’s a pretty safe call.
It’s not going to be a fun year for Ole Miss, going by these spreads. The Rebel Black Bears are +31 against LSU, +30 against Alabama, +24.5 against Georgia and +23 against Arkansas.
But, yeah, bottom line, it confirms that the schedule is good news for the Dawgs.