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This post was edited by Chris Nee on 11/23/2012 at 12:43 AM
Associated Press (AP) Christian Robinson is a competitor. Naturally, the Georgia linebacker would like to see how the Bulldogs stack up against the best teams from around the - timesleader.com
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Can't he go to jail for writing this?
"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."
The SEC schedule is so TOUGH that they can schedule 4 fcs teams and still make the playoff
Good article. Good points made
Not really a surprise. What I want to know is how the SEC gets so much respect in the computers for scheduling games like this. I understand that they win most of their OOC games, but none of them hold much water.
Alabama v. Michigan (n) - Win
Arkansas v. Rutgers - Loss
Auburn v. Clemson (n) - Loss
LSU v. Washington - Win
Ole Miss v. Texas - Loss
Kentucky @ Louisville - Loss
Missouri v. Arizona State - Win
Missouri v. Syracuse - Loss
Tennessee v. NC State (n) - Win
Vanderbilt @ Northwestern - Loss
Florida @ Florida State - TBA
Georgia v. Georgia Tech - TBA
South Carolina @ Clemson - TBA
Vanderbilt @ Wake Forest - TBA
The SEC has played TWO road games OOC all season and lost both. They are currently 4-6 against teams from BCS conferences with not 1 road win.
Some other OOC games of note:
Texas A&M @ Louisiana Tech - Win
Arkansas v. UL Monroe - Loss
Kentucky v. Western Kentucky - Loss
Missouri @ UCF - Win
Kentucky v. Kent State - Win
Still not all that impressive. Back to what Jimbo says, it appears as though it is about who you play and not if you actually beat them.
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
To compare to the ACC, I think the 1 thing to keep in mind is that obviously the SEC is better, but the big thing is beating the teams you are supposed to beat.
Looking at the SEC OOC games they were upset 3 times and they also pulled 1 upset. In the ACC, for this season, which was the worst ACC season in a long time, we were upset WAY too many times.
Boston College v. Notre Dame - Loss
Boston College @ Northwestern - Loss
Boston College @ Army - Loss (UPSET, can't lost this game)
Clemson v. Auburn (n) - Win
Clemson v. South Carolina - TBA
Duke @ Stanford - Loss
Florida State @ USF - Win
Florida State v. Florida - TBA
Georgia Tech v. Middle Tennessee - Loss (UPSET)
Georgia Tech v. BYU - Loss
Georgia Tech @ Georgia - TBA
Maryland @ Temple - Win
Maryland v. UConn - Loss (UPSET)
Maryland @ West Virginia - Loss (Gotta love how they didn't cancel this game)
Miami @ Kansas State - Loss
Miami v. Notre Dame (n) - Loss
Miami v. USF - Win
North Carolina @ Louisville - Loss
NC State v. Tennessee (n) - Loss
NC State @ UConn - Win
Virginia v. Penn State - Win
Virginia @ TCU - Loss
Virginia v. Louisiana Tech (non-BCS loss)
Virginia Tech @ Pittsburgh - Loss (UPSET)
Virginia Tech v. Cincinnati (n) - Loss (UPSET)
Wake Forest @ Notre Dame - Loss
Wake Forest v. Vanderbilt - TBA
The SEC played 2 BCS OOC road games. The ACC played 11. The SEC does have 3 this weekend, so it will be 11-5, where we have 12 teams and they have 14.
Our record in those 10 road games is 2-8 (1 this Saturday still to go).
In notable OOC games against non-BCS teams the ACC is 0-3 (LT, Army, MTSU), two are big upsets.
In the BCS OOC games the ACC is 6-14, 3 of which being upsets. So the ACC was upset 5 times this season. The ACC pulled "maybe" 1 upset with UVA over PSU.
The SEC was upset 2 net times (upset 3 times, pulled 1 upset), the ACC was upset 5 net times.
So 4-6 is much better than 6-14, especially when the ACC has been upset twice as often (albeit, we put ourselves in twice as many situations to be upset). The SEC still doesn't have 1 OCC road win against BCS team (the ACC has 2). The SEC has 3 chances to beat ACC home teams this week, we will see what happens. Good be a big week for the ACC, if you split the 4 games with the SEC it is win for the ACC, because the SEC is supposed to be sooo much better. You win 3/4 and it is huge for the ACC.
Great research, croz. The thing that annoys me is that the computers penalized us for playing Savannah St., while the SEC teams are not getting similar treatment for their patsies. Granted, I don't expect the computers to take into account the circumstances of the SSU game (we had WVU scheduled and they backed out...SSU was the best replacement available), but still...how can you get penalized for a game like that?
There needs to be some consistency in how each of the conferences plays OOC. The equivalent of the ACC/Big 10 college basketball challenge could be a good start. Right now, I'll obviously agree with the majority that the SEC is better than the ACC or the Big 12, for instance. But I wouldn't mind seeing them go at it on the field, instead of now, where it's a lot of comparison btwn. apples and oranges, essentially.
This post was edited by andy88c on 11/23/2012 at 12:26 PM
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