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SEC loves cupcakes

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Noah

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http://mrsec.com/2014/06/sec-non-conference-games-left-much-desired-since-2008/#more-278126
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Ehhhh

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LOL at the Mississippi schools.

As long as you schedule one major conference opponent and one solid mid-major, I don't care if you schedule a couple of cupcakes.
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I will continue to bitch that we don't play Indiana anymore

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At least these past 2 years the Mississippi schools have been stepping up their scheduling, but if you didn't count these last 2 years they'd only have 1 opponent from the power 5.
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I like it when pundits gripe about our out of conference schedule. But lets look at the SOS from different sources for 2013.

Team Rankings SOS
1. Auburn
2. Alabama
3. Missouri
8. Texas A&M
9. Florida
10. Arkansas
11. South Carolina
15. LSU

8 teams in the top 20

Jeff Sagarin
3. Alabama
4. Auburn
7. Missouri
10. South Carolina
15. LSU

5 of the top twenty

Phil Steele
1. Florida
5. Arkansas
9. Kentucky
11. Missouri
14. South Carolina
17. LSU
18. Auburn
19. Tennessee

8 of the top twenty

If there are 5 power conferences then we should average only 4 teams in the top twenty of SOS each year.  The SEC is averaging 35% with our current scheduling policies.

Just for the record, I kind of like some of the cupcake type games. I know on those games, I can go and get tickets last minute and take all of my family that wants to go. I live about 5 hours away from the campus and have a job that season tickets would be a waste for me to buy.
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Can't remember if it was 2010 but it was close to that tcu, who was arguably a top 15 team that year, cancelled our game at the last second. Only game we could replace that with was a total bs team. Never will pull for tcu ever cause of it and each time I read this stuff not mentioning these things that happen reminds me that anti sec agendas go on
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I remember 2004.  Auburn went undefeated but finished third in the BCS rankings after the conference title games were played, and thus were left out of the national championship game in favor of Southern Cal and Oklahoma.  One major reason often cited for Auburn being ranked below the Sooners was Auburn’s strength of out-of-conference schedule compared with OU’s.  In particular, people point to the fact that Auburn played the “lowly” Citadel.
But why was the Citadel on Auburn’s schedule?  They were a last-minute replacement after one of Auburn’s original non-conference opponents, Bowling Green, was paid to drop Auburn and play them instead.  This was a good and relatively highly-regarded Bowling Green team—and the head coach was none other than Urban Meyer!  Thus the Falcons boosted their new opponent’s strength of schedule and hurt Auburn’s when they took the money and switched.
What team paid Bowling Green to drop Auburn and play them instead?   Oklahoma, of course.
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Meh.

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whateva!
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