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Normally, we would be happy that we didn't have to play Vandy, because they would be our worst SEC opponent, thus dragging down our SOS. Instead, they have beaten all 4 of our common opponents, thus driving our SOS way lower than usual! They beat Auburn and Ole Miss from the West as well as our two opponents from the East - UT and Mizzou. What's worse is they lost to Northwestern OOC, so those 5 games really aren't helping, including the last-minute TD by Syracuse vs. Mizzou last night. Most folks don't pay much attention to these games, but those 4 Vandy wins, the Vandy loss to NW, the Mizzou loss to Syracuse, and the Arkansas losses to Rutgers/LAMO are silent daggers in our SOS. Otherwise, our computer strength would be a good bit higher.
As it stands, we should be in good shape thanks to the humans giving us the benefit of the doubt, but little unexpected things like this don't normally worry most folks while they have been worrying me all season. I'm quite thankful that Mizzou actually beat ASU and UCF OOC...
This post was edited by WarrX 20 months ago
Not sure how SOS is gonna make a damn bit of difference at this point. We win and we're in.
Yep. We play UGA in a 13th game. It would matter if we were sitting the SEC champ out but that win would nullify any doubt. No one loss team can pass us.
This post was edited by manbearpig7 20 months ago
"seasons" should be "season"
Please proofread your posts in the future.
I guess Shane thinks Yeldon will flip to Bama after he enrolls at Auburn. Brilliant. Sell those subscriptions, BOL.” - TIGER
you are thinking to hard.
if Bama wins vs. AU and UGA....we are in Miami.
Oregon won';t even get a 13th game to boost themselves if Stanford beats UCLA this weekend.
And Kansas St. doesn't have a CC to play....so only 12 games for them too.
Florida St. has the 93rd ranked schedule
Clemson has the 76th.
There is literally no way we don't go to Miami if we win these 2 games unless there is widespread voter fraud
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
let him worry
Thinking too hard? I'm not worried about anything and didn't say I was. I'm just stating some facts that many probably were not aware of, and these are facts that do have an effect on us. Thankfully, it doesn't look like it will matter due to the voters loving us, but if they weren't giving us all the love, then it would matter a whole lot more...
The point of the post was to point out some interesting facts about Vandy. I find it amusing that they are actually hurting us (not to a degree that matters this year) when normally we would expect them to be an easy win for all 4 of our common opponents. Congratulations to Coach Franklin for the job he is doing. I hope that they destroy Wake Forest and end up 8-4 with a nice bowl.
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