Now that the cupcakes are gone

Thought this chart of ESPN’s FPI remaining strength of schedule was interesting.

Screenshot_2019-09-16 ESPN Football Power Index - 2019 - ESPN

That’s ten SEC teams in the top seventeen… but not Alabama (44th).

By the way, given the SOS ranking, Georgia’s 4.5% chance of winning out is actually pretty impressive.

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17 responses to “Now that the cupcakes are gone

  1. The 984

    And that’s with Tech dragging it down!

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  2. Comin' Down The Track

    I was just remarking to some co-workers here at UGA that we have a not-shipped-out-to-some-made-up-overpriced-Chick-Fil-A®-advertising-blast-on-campus-non-conference game not named Directional Cupcake Quilting Bee Community College, and I don’t know how to act. Like, are we supposed to be tailgating already? Do we stop working? What’s the protocol for this?

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      To paraphrase a chat with Dorsey Hill:

      “Are you going to work this week?”

      “Work?” He screamed back. “You expect me to go back home when we play Notre Dame between the hedges in only five more days?”

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  3. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    4.5% is indeed impressive. Especially since UT and USCe have 0.0 chance and overly highly ranked UF has a mighty 0.1 chance.

    Honestly, when we have our heads in the game we look unbeatable. Have to temper my expectations; the opponents to date haven’t been imposing. We will get a better idea after Saturday night.

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  4. practicaldawg

    Seems odd to me that Alabama’s remaining schedule is so much easier than ours. They still have LSU.

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  5. Michael Whillock

    Clempsun’s is worse than Bama’s. It’s amazing how wretched the ACC is. Sad really.

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    • Uglydawg.

      The ACC is pathetic. So is the SECE..but not to nearly the same degree except for Tennesee..(It felt great typing that). UCF is by far the best program in Florida now (and it felt great typing that too). I’m thinking OK may be the team to look out for in the playoffs. I would love to see Alabama face Hurts at OK..and UGA face Fields at anOSU, but Clemson ain’t going to miss out so we can’t see both of those matchups.

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  6. Texas Dawg

    I did not see Bama, Clempsun, THE (non trademarked) osu, or the Okies in the top 20. Of the real contenders, ONLY UGA and LSU are in the top 10 let alone the top 20. Seems cupcakes for all the meals is the way to get to the playoffs.

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  7. Sanford222view

    TAMU’s schedule must be wretched besides Auburn, Bama, LSU, and Georgia. How in the hell are they tenth on the list?

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    • BMan

      To paraphrase from Fat Albert, A&M and the rest of the SEC West must have nicknamed Arkansas “elevator,” since they’re always bringing everybody down.

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  8. DawgFaithful

    How is Alabama 44th? They have to play the same remaining teams that LSU and Auburn do essentially. Only real difference is that their crossover rival is weaker.

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  9. jollyrogerjay

    This doesn’t make sense to me. Auburn has 17 Tex A&M, 4 LSU, 3 Georgia, 9 Florida, and 2 Alabama left…… Georgia has 7 Notre Dame, 9 Florida, 8 Auburn, 17 Tex A&M left. There must be a whole lotta stock in Kentucky, Mizzou, South Cackalackee, and the Citadel and Georgia State’s whipping boys, (Tech and Tennesssee.) But I do realize on Auburn’s schedule that Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Miss State appear to be suckin right now.

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  10. California dawg

    Clemson’s schedule is such a joke. Notre Dame should be in the ACC and Clemson should have to face them every season.

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