Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detail view of the SEC logo before the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Football 2013 Strength of Schedule


The Southeastern conference is undoubtedly the best college football conference in the land, so they demand a lot of attention. Each and every year it is an SEC team that is playing for the national championship and there is no reason to believe this season will be any different after looking at the team’s strength of schedule.

Alabama, the two-time defending national champion, has the easiest schedule in the conference which should set them up for another great record and national title berth. In fact, the Crimson Tide are the only team that has an opponent win percentage of less than fifty percent. Of course, they have to play the games first.

Another team with a lot of hype, Ole Miss, has one of the easiest schedules in the conference along with the Georgia Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies.

It looks like another great year of SEC play is ready and we will all receive the benefits.

Here is the 2013 strength of schedule for every SEC team:

Team

Opp. Win %

Opp. Won-Loss

Kentucky

0.673

103-50

Arkansas

0.647

99-54

Missouri

0.631

96-56

Florida

0.623

96-58

Miss State

0.609

86-55

S. Carolina

0.607

93-60

LSU

0.603

93-61

Tennessee

0.581

89-64

Auburn

0.572

87-65

Georgia

0.569

86-65

Texas A&M

0.561

87-68

Ole Miss

0.54

81-69

Vanderbilt

0.503

75-74

Alabama

0.461

66-77

Will Alabama be able to take advantage of their weak schedule and make it to another national championship game? Let us know your thoughts on all of the strengths of schedule by sounding off in the comments section.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.majerek Jeff Majerek

    Of course……… how many of the teams were FCS? Or lower?

  • disqus_i3jD6QsqPM

    I think that Alabama wants to be recognized among the elite in the country, they should have to play an elite schedule. You can’t whip up on some cream puffs and then play one or two excellant teams in the SEC and expect to be recognized as an elite team every year when other teams out there play elite teams week in and week out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.clemens.545 Mark Clemens

      Just exactly how many teams out there play elite teams week in and week out?

  • Patrick Reid

    Articles like this are absurd, you just can’t base how difficult a teams season will be on an objective qualifier like that. For instance, Georgia’s “easy” strength of schedule ignores the fact that 3 of their first 4 games are against Clemson, South Carolina, and LSU. No team in the entire country has a tougher first month of the season. Stumble in that first month, and it really doesn’t matter how “easy” the rest of the season is, the damage is done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.spaar Renee Spaar

    Missouri played them for the first time this year at home. They mopped the grid iron with us. When you are that good, everyone else looks really bad. They were awesome to watch!

  • itsdone

    What are the odds we hear “Bama has such a pathetic and easy schedule. How do they get so lucky? The SEC loves them, blah blah blah” like we had to listen to about UGA last year? Oh wait, i forgot, Mark Richt doesn’t give reach-arounds to ESPN like Saban.