If you’re bored, click here for a little fun, if you’re into analytics. It’s a link to a preseason analytics and predictions e-guide produced by McIllece Sports. What’s McIllece Sports, you ask? For the last two seasons, the site has finished second in the Stassen Poll, which tracks preseason college football predictions.
Anyway, it’s free and you’ve got nothing better to do than wade through it, right?
If you want to go straight to the punch line, head to page 118 for their preseason outlook on Georgia. You’ll find it’s not particularly optimistic: game by game, it works out to 8-4 overall and 4-4 in the conference, good for third in the East. Losses are projected against Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn. Note that the latter two are by the narrowest of probability margins, and that their overall odds actually favor a 9-3 record (which at this point feels right to me) slightly over 8-4.