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SEC Teams Strength of Schedule

Bumped from the FanPosts -Year2

In keeping with Tuesday's post I decided to see how the SEC teams' schedules look using 2009's final FEI rankings.  FEI is a stat compiled by the guys over at FootballOutsiders.com, if you haven't been to their site, go take a look.  They break down both the NFL and FBS teams and are looking for guys to help them chart the FBS for 2010 (pay included).  After the jump there will be chart showing the break down for the SEC and a 6 team sample from other conferences.

As you can see below the SEC has a stronger schedule than the sample, the exception being FSU.  The reason I used last year's rankings is because I haven't purchased someone's magazine yet and Paul Myerberg (PreSnapRead.com) and others give their ranks countdown style and I would have to wait until the end of August to post this.  This ranking is also more objective since it based on numbers and not gut feelings mixed with numbers.  I also leave out off weeks so that is why it may look like Bama and Arkansas play Ole Miss at the same time.  I have left out FCS teams since they aren't given a FEI rank, I have tried thinking of ways to rank these teams but decided for now to leave them blank.  Looking at the rankings I don't think it would have too much of an effect on the final outcomes, I don't think including Ga St will make Bama's schedule easier than Texas's.   The "diff" column shows the difference in the Average Opponent Rank and the team's Final 2009 FEI Rank.  A negative number shows that a team plays an easy schedule while a positive number shows that a team plays a hard schedule relative to their Final 2009 FEI Rank.  Meaning, not only does Boise State play the easiest schedule they also play the easiest schedule relative to their ranking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West

Final 2009 FEI Rank

Avg Opp FEI

Diff

East

Final 2009 FEI Rank

Avg Opp FEI

Diff

Bama

1

44.182

-43.182

Florida

2

43.909

-41.909

Arkansas

26

52.000

-26.000

Georgia

30

45.727

-15.727

Auburn

32

43.636

-11.636

Kentucky

45

53.273

-8.273

LSU

17

44.818

-27.818

S. Carolina

44

36.909

7.091

Ole Miss

28

59.455

-31.455

Tenn

38

40.818

-2.818

MSU

43

38.273

4.727

Vandy

72

38.583

33.417

Others

Final 2009 FEI Rank

Avg Opp FEI

Diff

Texas

6

65.917

-59.917

Ohio State

4

52.000

-48.000

TCU

8

75.091

-67.091

Boise State

16

86.250

-70.250

FSU

24

33.273

-9.273

W. VA

33

54.545

-21.545

A FanPost gives the opinion of the fan who writes it and that fan only. That doesn't give the opinion more or less weight than any other opinion on this blog, but the post does not necessarily reflect the view of TSK's writers.

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