After reading @StatTiger‘s post upon further review, it hit me how insanely difficult it is to run through Auburn’s schedule. Looking back at our locked in east rival, THUGA, it is conceivable to believe that they will be consistently good and in the SEC championship more than they’re not in the garbage east.
What this means for us is that, more than likely, we will have to play a top 5-10 Georgia team, a top 1-10 Alabama team, and a top 5-10 Georgia team again. Even if it’s not Georgia, it will be another ranked eastern division champ (probably Florida, if history is an indicator).
This is just November, to say nothing of if LSU returns to form.
Should we make the playoffs, we will consistently have to beat - as we would have this year- a murderer’s row of top opponents that no other team in the country would have to face. The problem is that none of this will change moving forward.
I think at the very least if we insist on keeping Georgia as a locked in rival, they should be moved to the front or middle of the schedule. It’s incredibly disheartening looking at this to see all that we have to overcome to even compete for a title.
I’m interested to hear any other thoughts regarding this.