With spring football a month away, let’s take a gander at the SEC’s strength of schedule for 2014. Obviously, this is how the NCAA would determine a team’s strength of schedule.
The opponents’ win percentage is calculated by adding up the total wins and losses for the 12 teams on the schedule, and I added an additional column to show the non-conference opponents’ win-loss record, too.
Here’s a look:
Related: SEC football 2014 schedules
|Team||Opp. Win %||Opp. Won-Loss||Non-Con Opp.|
|Texas A&M||0.645||100-55||.520 (26-24)|
|South Carolina||0.619||96-59||.673 (35-17)|
|Ole Miss||0.586||89-63||.469 (23-26)|
|Mississippi State||0.530||80-71||.333 (16-32)|
- Arkansas again has one of the country’s toughest schedules (it may be the toughest), while Tennessee is right behind them.
- The Vols have the toughest non-conference schedule with Utah State, Arkansas State, Oklahoma and Chattanooga. Outside of Chattanooga, is there a win you can circle in the first three?
- Alabama is the only team in the conference to have less than .500 opponents’ winning percentage. That’s two years in a row (see last year’s here) the Tide are the only team in the SEC to play opponents with a sub .500 win percentage prior to the start of the season.
- On paper, Florida’s schedule doesn’t look tough, but the Gators play both Alabama and LSU in 2014, along with the rest of the SEC schedule and non-conference defending national champions, Florida State.
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