Last time we looked at Georgia’s strength of schedule per ESPN’s FPI, it was fourth.
Now? It’s second.
Breaking it down, if you toss out FCS Samford and Sun Belt Appy State (70th in FPI), the only team left on the schedule outside the top forty is Vanderbilt, and even the Commodores are a respectable 46th.
Yet somehow that feels a little disconnected from my subjective feeling about Georgia’s schedule. Part of that no doubt stems from my skepticism that the SEC East is as solid as ESPN projects.
I’ll say this, though: if FPI says Georgia is a 9-3 regular season team playing the second toughest schedule in the country, it makes you wonder what the record might turn out to be if the schedule proves to be less daunting.