2019 SEC strength of schedule

Tom Fornelli’s list is illuminating.

One the one end, you’ve got not one, but two schools, South Carolina and Texas A&M, that play three programs that have appeared in the CFPCG in the last two seasons.  (Interestingly enough, Fornelli ranks Georgia’s SOS between the two.)

At the other, you’ve got Alabama.

Since 2010, Alabama’s nonconference schedules have been headlined by Louisville, Florida State, USC, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan and Penn State. This year — it’s Duke. I’m not knocking the Blue Devils, but compared to those other opponents, they don’t carry that same kind of weight. The rest of Bama’s nonconference slate is New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina. The Tide also avoid Georgia and Florida, but they do get South Carolina and Tennessee from the East. The toughest games will be on the road against Texas A&M and Auburn as well as at home against LSU. Oh, and Alabama doesn’t get the SOS booster shot of playing Alabama. Still, while the schedule isn’t easy by any stretch, compared to the rest of the SEC, it projects to be the lightest of the bunch.

Hey, let’s face it — if anybody needs the help, it’s Nick Saban.  I can’t wait to hear him give ‘Bama students shit for not sitting through every minute of that compelling home schedule.

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10 responses to “2019 SEC strength of schedule

  1. HirsuteDawg

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. On one hand having The VOLS relatively weak is a boon to us – on the other hand they don’t put up much of a struggle against Alabama. It doesn’t matter when we are not getting to the SEC championship game – but these days it gives Bama a pass.

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  2. Bigshot

    And Bama will win another title, while UGA gets nothing for a tough schedule

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    • Got Cowdog

      I’m guessing Bama will have to go through Kirby and the boys to do so.
      Third time’s the charm, Baby…

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    • Macallanlover

      Really? You are laying down that easily? Pretty pathetic if you feel that way. In 3 of the last 4 games against Bama, all since 2012, the game has come down to a final play. I get respecting Bama, but am certainly not intimidated by them. Look forward to taking them down in 2019, if they get to Atlanta. We may get the chance with a roster that is the most equal it has been in over a decade. Get off you knees man. Would bet you are quivering every time we go to JAX as well.

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    • GruvenDawg

      I think we beat Bama in the SEC championship this year barring key injuries on our team, however that may be their only loss. We need two from the PAC, Big 10 ,or Big 12 teams to win their conference with only one loss max so Bama can’t back door their way into the playoffs.Strength of schedule may actually bite the mighty Bama this year. Can you imagine the calls to Finebaum if this comes to pass?

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      • Bigshot

        Key injuries is the booger. With UGA playing the schedule they are injuries will be a real possibility. While on the other hand Bama cruises.

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  3. stoopnagle

    Gig ’em.

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  4. Boz

    How does that SOS compare to Clemson?

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