The Power Rank predicts the outcome of every Week 8 SEC matchup
How confident are you in your school’s chances to come away with a win this weekend? If you don’t have a great feel for the game, maybe The Power Rank will help you come to a conclusion.
If you haven’t been following this column each week, The Power Rank was developed by analytics expert Ed Feng. Feng’s metrics have accurately predicted the winners of college football games from the 2015 season to the 2017 season 73.7 percent of the time — with an overall record of 1679-598. That number is even more impressive when you factor in that The Power Rank does not pick FBS games against FCS competition.
Last weekend, The Power Rank had a bad weekend projecting SEC games but still came out with a winning record, going 4-3 overall.
Here is how The Power Rank predicts the Week 8 action to play out in the SEC:
- Texas A&M is projected to beat Ole Miss in Oxford by two points. The Rebels have a 44 percent chance of winning this matchup.
- Florida is projected to beat South Carolina in Columbia by six points. The Gamecocks have a 33 percent chance of winning this matchup.
- Georgia is projected to beat Kentucky in Athens by 15.3 points. The Wildcats have a 14 percent chance of winning this matchup.
- LSU is projected to beat Mississippi State in Starkville by 20.5 points. The Bulldogs have an eight percent chance of winning this matchup.
- Alabama is projected to beat Tennessee in Tuscaloosa by 38.4 points. The Volunteers have a one percent chance of winning this matchup.
- Auburn is projected to beat Arkansas in Fayetteville by 17.9 points. The Razorbacks have a 10 percent chance of winning this matchup.
- Missouri is projected to beat Vanderbilt in Nashville by 18 points. The Commodores have a 10 percent chance of winning this matchup.