SEC Football 2011: Ranking Strength of Schedule for Every Team in the SEC

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SEC Football 2011: Ranking Strength of Schedule for Every Team in the SEC
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With most teams spring games over, it is time to start really looking ahead to the actual season. 

Power ranking a schedule is an inexact science, but it has a great deal to do with a team's BCS rankings. Some of the most controversial issues arise when a national champion has an alleged weak schedule. 

How do the teams in the SEC stack up to one another this year in terms of scheduling?  

I am going to assign a point to each team on the schedule.  My point system will work as following:

One point for subdivision opponents or below average mid major teams. 

Two points for mid-major teams or below average conference teams.

Three points for average conference teams.

Four points for highly ranked or above average non-conference teams.

Is this exact?  No way.  However, it is a much better attempt to compare strengths of schedules.  Let's see how the SEC teams rank in terms of strength of schedule. 

There are a few ties... however, the tie breaker method is based on home versus away for tough games, and the amount of level 3 (average difficulty) games they have. 

Having a strong out of conference helps as well... but it goes mostly by my gut. 

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