SEC Strength of schedules (Not a shock)

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    SEC Strength of schedules (Not a shock)

    2019 SEC strength of schedule rankings: Alabama, Georgia headed down opposite paths - CBSSports.com

    1-South Carolina
    2-Georgia



    13-Kentucky
    14 Alabama

    Not a shock as for 14 and really not 13 either.
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    Of course it is not a shock.

    College football is dominated by a few elites at the top and the smart elites know you don't schedule non-conference teams that can beat you.

    With all that said, I am glad to see Kentucky is learning from the cool kids.

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    Again; this is because almost everyone else gets the SOS boost by playing Alabama. This is just another example of the bandwagon foolishness that Bama has to deal with.

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    SOS as a whole is a bit overrated as a measurement. Nonconference SOS is infinitely more important because it can be controlled. With that said, Tennessee should be absolutely appalled by their garbage OOC games. You have FOUR OOC games and you can’t schedule 1 power 5 program? Not one? Good lord what an atrocity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Of course it is not a shock.

    College football is dominated by a few elites at the top and the smart elites know you don't schedule non-conference teams that can beat you.

    With all that said, I am glad to see Kentucky is learning from the cool kids.
    Dominated by the elites sure. The elites not scheduling teams that can beat them is false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Dominated by the elites sure. The elites not scheduling teams that can beat them is false.
    Right, that's the difference between the elites and the smart elites.

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    Alabama usually opens with a strong out of conference opponent, but this year it's just Duke. USC will be on their schedule next season as they get back to playing marquee games to begin the season.

    Kentucky takes a hit because Louisville is projected to be down again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    SOS as a whole is a bit overrated as a measurement. Nonconference SOS is infinitely more important because it can be controlled. With that said, Tennessee should be absolutely appalled by their garbage OOC games. You have FOUR OOC games and you can’t schedule 1 power 5 program? Not one? Good lord what an atrocity.
    Come on bro... They play in the SEC, where it just means more. They don't have to schedule up in the OOC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Kentucky takes a hit because Louisville is projected to be down again.
    Just repaying the favor after years of it being the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Just repaying the favor after years of it being the other way around.
    Never said it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    SOS as a whole is a bit overrated as a measurement. Nonconference SOS is infinitely more important because it can be controlled. With that said, Tennessee should be absolutely appalled by their garbage OOC games. You have FOUR OOC games and you can’t schedule 1 power 5 program? Not one? Good lord what an atrocity.
    I guess Cincinnati was unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy89 View Post
    Again; this is because almost everyone else gets the SOS boost by playing Alabama. This is just another example of the bandwagon foolishness that Bama has to deal with.
    Oh good grief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I guess Cincinnati was unavailable.
    If you’re referring to Ohio States OOC this year, I believe I have discussed ad nauseum about TCU cancelling the return trip to Columbus this year. OSU scheduled that TCU home and home right after the year Ohio State jumped TCU in the final rankings. Spare me the talk about OSU schedule. It sucks. We all know it sucks. But OSU was left standing at the altar thanks to TCU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Right, that's the difference between the elites and the smart elites.
    So Bama is the only smart elite then? The team that has won 2 out of the last 3 championships would like a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Come on bro... They play in the SEC, where it just means more. They don't have to schedule up in the OOC.
    Not defending Tennessee, but they do play #2, #4 and #8 preseason ranked teams...anyone else in the country play 3 top 8 teams this year?
    That said, BYU is decent but the rest of OOC is trash.

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