Strength of schedule, 2015 edition

Talk about your picture being worth a thousand words… take a look at this graph, particularly the overlap between the top two teams:

I guess that’s what everyone who’s talking about the SEC’s decline must be referring to.  Jeez.

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10 responses to “Strength of schedule, 2015 edition

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Boy, talk about confirming your suspicions. Corch and FSU with the two biggest scheduling advantages.

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  2. Cojones

    This is rather unbelievable. Every SEC team listed would get the nod for toughest sos whereas every Big10 team listed is the opposite. Leaves no doubt as to toughest conference.

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  3. Uglydawg

    Let’s not hold our collective breath waiting on the ESPN to point this out.

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    • Athens Dog

      It will never be discussed…………………..

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    • Amen. Hard to sell that Ohio State brand when they play cupcakes every week. ESPN will just need to spend a little more air time talking up the shitty competition every week. Maybe an expose on Northern Illinois long snapper?

      Ohio State– the 2015’s version of 90’s FSU. Say what you will about the playoffs tho, at least this makes them play two tough games (no matter how fresh they are from all those cupcakes)

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  4. Macallanlover

    If I read that correctly, they feel UGA has virtually an “average schedule” and would not perform significantly differently if they met “Mr. Average” schedule. I am not making the case for us playing one of the most difficult gauntlets this year, but it falls well above the mid range. I mean we have the Conference USAs, Great Lakes area teams, ACCs, etc. to factor in. An SEC schedule cannot be considered average without losing credibility from my perspective. They should burn ohio, it is the same throughout their history of only playing 2-3 teams with comparable athletes. Nothing new here (and that isn’t denying they aren’t one of the best teams in the country, just that the bar is lower for them to get a pass.)

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      Mac, I read this as to say that when playing an average schedule Georgia would be predicted to win 9.5ish games, yet vs their actual schedule this season the Dawgs should win only 9. In short, these guys are says that not matter the schedule the Dawgs will drop 3 games.

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      • Macallanlover

        I know it is mandatory that you put that negative spin on all things UGA, but it actually shows that we are so close to playing the 65th toughest schedule versus what we do play would mean less than 1/2 a game difference. The differential is his evaluation of our schedule as being middle of the pack and that is insane to all but the SEC haters.

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  5. Brandon

    Cover the legend on the left side and its astonishing how easy it is to identify SEC West teams and B1G & ACC teams

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  6. Mike

    Of course, the caveat here is that the metrics on the actual schedule can probably change a bit during the season.

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