Another regular season in the books, one with a memorable final week, to say the least. For greater context with my rankings, I’ve added each teams net yardage per game figures.
- Missouri (+104.10). This team is perhaps one clanked field goal attempt away from being undefeated right now.
- Auburn (+76.70). Yeah, they’ve been remarkably lucky in their last two games, but they’ve also been prepared enough to take advantage when opportunities presented themselves. That’s good coaching.
- Alabama (+174.20). The net yardage numbers suggest ‘Bama is still the best team in the conference. That’s small consolation to Nick Saban this morning.
- South Carolina (+108.50). Another 10-win season with little else to show for it.
- LSU (+116.20). The net yardage number suggests that Miles’ team underachieved a little this season.
- Georgia (+108.50). There’s a whiff of underachievement here, too, although injuries played their part in that.
- Texas A&M (+77.90). The Aggies’ offense tailed off noticeably in the last two weeks of the season.
- Vanderbilt (+14.40). The Commodores are this year’s conference overachievers, which may be why Southern Cal is expected to come knocking on James Franklin’s door soon.
- Mississippi State (+59.90). Given the talent level, Dan Mullen turned in a credible coaching job this season.
- Mississippi (+96.50). It feels like there should have been a lot more to Ole Miss’ season than the way it turned out, doesn’t it?
- Tennessee (-65.10). On the other hand, the Vols’ season feels like it turned out just as expected.
- Florida (+2.40). Yeah, injuries were a bear, but to go 4-8 without a negative net yardage number suggests some coaching issues.
- Arkansas (-56.20). The only good thing you can say about going 0-8 in conference play is that it can’t get any worse.
- Kentucky (-85.90). Bad, but not epically so. No, really.