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simms2clayton
07-02-2007, 06:40 PM
Here I will submit my SEC Predictions and Power Rankings over the next 2 weeks. I predicted every game for every SEC team with some real shockers.

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6. Arkansas Razorbacks 9-3 (5-3)

No, Houston Nutt. You were not dreaming. Your offseason really did happen; this is not a nightmare. Your former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn really did leave your program and blue chips QB Mitch Mustain (transferred to USC) and WR Damien Williams left your program following their HS coach, Malzahn. Yes, some nutty Arkansas fan made a 48 page report documenting your cell phone call history and alleged scandals. But ,Mr. Nutt, you return the underrated 6’6 220 All-SEC WR Marcus Monk and All-World RB Darren McFadden. Marcus Harrison is looking to turn heads next year and bring more respect to the defensive side of the ball for the Hogs. This team still has a lot of talent despite a few NFL departures. Fayetteville is going to be a warzone in 2007.

Sept. 1 vs. Troy: W
Sept. 15 @ Alabama: W
Sept. 22 vs. Kentucky: W
Sept. 29 vs. North Texas: W
Oct. 6 vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga: W
Oct. 13 vs. Auburn: L
Oct. 20 @ Ole Miss: W
Oct. 27 vs. Florida International: W
Nov. 3 vs. South Carolina: W
Nov. 10 @ Tennessee: L
Nov. 17 vs. Mississippi State: W
Nov. 24 @ Louisiana State: L
Overall: 9-3 (5-3)

7. Kentucky Wildcats 8-4 (4-4)

Believe in Loyalty. Believe in Hard Hits. Believe in Leadership. Those are the slogans of 30+ billboards promoting the 2007 of Wildcats football in the Bluegrass State. And that is what this team is going to have to do if they want to get over the hump and beat one of the many perennial powerhouses on their schedule…BELIEVE. This team returns Andre’ Woodson, a darkhorse Heisman candidate who wants to show the world he belongs on the big stage. Former Def. Coordinator Mike Archer left for N.C. State, and Head Coach Rich Brooks hired DBs Coach Steve Brown to replace him. Brown promises a faster, more aggressive defense than last year’s anemic effort (at least earlier in the season). As far as a sleeper player on UK’s team, watch out for RS Soph CB Trevard Lindley, who has great cover skills and 4.4 speed.

Sept. 1 vs. Eastern Kentucky: W
Sept. 8 vs. Kent State: W
Sept 15. vs. Louisville: W
Sept. 22 @ Arkansas: L
Sept. 29 vs. Florida Atlantic: W
Oct. 4 @ South Carolina: W
Oct. 18 vs. Louisiana State: L
Oct. 20 vs. Florida: L
Oct. 27 vs. Mississippi State: W
Nov. 10 @ Vanderbilt: W
Nov. 17 @ Georgia: L
Nov. 24 vs. Tennessee: W
Overall: 8-4 (4-4)

8. Alabama Crimson Tide 6-6 (3-5)
Are Tide fans looking forward to next season? You could say that.........evidenced by the 90,000 that showed for the annual spring game to see Nick Saban work his magic. They return 9 starters on offense including the best offensive lineman in the SEC in LT Andre Smith, who is just a sophomore! Saban is going to use a 3-4 defensive alignment this season. .

Sept. 1 vs. Western Carolina: W
Sept. 8 @ Vanderbilt: L
Sept. 15 vs. Arkansas: L
Sept. 22 vs. Georgia: W
Sept. 29 vs. Florida State: L
Oct. 6 vs. Houston: W
Oct. 13 @ Mississippi: W
Oct. 20 vs. Tennessee: L
Nov. 3 vs. Louisiana State: L
Nov. 10 @ Mississippi State: W
Nov. 17 vs. Louisiana-Monroe: W
Nov. 24 @ Auburn: L

9. Vanderbilt Commodores 7-5 (3-5)
You can see Vandy’s last place finish in the SEC East in 2006 and say they were the same old Dores. Um, no they weren’t. They lost by a combined 13 points to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Kentucky! All of which were in bowl games. They beat Georgia ending a streak of 49 straight losses to ranked team (source: Phil Steele’s Preseason Mag). This team has talent. Chris Nickson is going to be hard to contain next year with one season under his belt. Earl Bennett is the best WR in the SEC and should bolt for the NFL and be a sure first rounder. Jonathan Goff might be the SEC’s best linebacker. They have a great tackle tandem with Chris Williams and Brian Stamper. No, this is not Vanderbilt of yester years. This is a new era in Nashville.

Sept. 1 vs. Richmond: W
Sept. 8 vs. Alabama: W
Sept. 15 vs. Mississippi: W
Sept. 29 vs. Eastern Michigan: W
Oct. 6 @ Auburn: L
Oct. 13 vs. Georgia: L
Oct. 20 @ South Carolina: W
Oct. 27 vs. Miami (OH): W
Nov. 3 @ Florida: L
Nov. 10 vs. Kentucky: L
Nov. 17 @ Tennessee: L
Nov. 24 vs. Wake Forest: W
Overall: 7-5 (3-5)

10. South Carolina Gamecocks 5-7 (1-7)
This is Spurrier's third year at USC, but the talent is too young to really dominate SEC competition. He will have to rely on freshmen and JUCO DL if he wants to compete. The departure of Sidney Rice is a big blow, but junior Kenny McKinley will pick up the load. Blake Mitchell peaked at the end of last season, but I don't think the OL is capable to give him the protection he needs. USC is definately a sleeper, but this team just hasn't improved as much as Vanderbilt and Kentucky over the past season.

Sept. 1 vs. UL-Lafatyette: W
Sept. 8 @ Georgia: L
Ept. 15 vs. South Carolina State: W
Sept. 22 @ Lousiana State: L
Sept. 29 vs. Mississippi State: W
Oct. 4 vs. Kentucky: L
Oct. 13 @ North Carolina: W
Oct. 20 vs. Vanderbilt: L
Oct. 27 @ Tennessee: L
Nov. 3 @ Arkansas: L
Nov. 10 vs. Florida: L
Nov. 24 vs. Clemson: W
Overall: 5-7 (1-7)

11. Mississippi Rebels 4-7 (1-7)
Orgeron is slowly building a competetive team in Oxford...very slowly. I just don't get how you can lose by 27 at Mizzou, but take LSU to overtime in Death Valley. That is the SEC in a nutshell, it is a war every week. The Rebels played 17 true freshmen last season, which means next year's team is going to be much more experienced. They lose AA Patrick Willis and will struggle to replace him. Thier QB situation is a mess, and there just isn't enough talent on this team to have a winning season.

Sept. 1 @ Memphis: W
Sept. 8 vs. Mizzou: L
Sept. 15 @ Vandy: L
Sept. 22 vs. Florida: L
Sept. 29 @ Georgia: L
Oct. 6 vs. Louisiana Tech: W
Oct. 13 vs. Bama: L
Oct. 20 vs. Arkansas: L
Oct. 27 @ Auburn: L
Nov. 3 vs. Northwestern State: W
Nov. 17 @ LSU: L
Nov. 24 @ Mississippi State: W

12. Mississippi State Bulldogs 3-9 (0-8)

Sylvester Croom in my opinion needs to enjoy his last year being a head coach in the SEC. They have the talent and speed to compete, but don't simply play well as a team or have confidence in themselves. I think Michael Henig has potential at QB, but his OL has never lived up to its potential. I expect Tony Burks to emerge as one of the better WRs in the SEC (he led in the SEC last year in YPC avg. with 24.3). This team just isn't very well coached and I expect a very bad year in Starkville.

Aug. 30 vs. Louisiana State: L
Sept. 8 @ Tulane: W
Sept. 15 @ Auburn: L
Sept. 22 vs. Jacksonville State: W
Sept. 29 @ South Carolina: L
Oct. 6 vs. Alabama-Birmingham: W
Oct. 13 vs. Tennessee: L
Oct. 20 @ West Virginia: L
Oct. 27 @ Kentucky: L
Nov. 10 vs. Alabama: L
Nov. 17 @ Arkansas: L
Nov. 24 vs. Ole Miss: L
Overall: 3-9 (0-8)

reese
07-02-2007, 06:57 PM
u should do 2 a day since the college football thread stays so dead

simms2clayton
07-02-2007, 07:13 PM
I'll just bump my thread when it bets close to the season.

simms2clayton
07-05-2007, 03:35 PM
Bump, just updatd my rankings with Ole Miss coming in at #11.

cardsalltheway
07-05-2007, 03:41 PM
Pssh you know Kentucky is gonna finish last. :p

Brent
07-05-2007, 03:45 PM
I think Ole Miss will do better than Vandy.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
07-05-2007, 03:59 PM
After seeing your location, what is the likelihood that your "real shockers" will involve Kentucky beating some big name teams and/or finishing near the top of the SEC East? IT AIN'T HAPPENING, BUDDY.

simms2clayton
07-05-2007, 04:26 PM
Bump, the Gamecocks are coming in at #10.

SuperKevin
07-05-2007, 05:22 PM
No way that USC beats Clemson this year.

mav91
07-05-2007, 06:04 PM
thats being pretty rough on the gamecocks i'd say..they were in every game last year besides the georgia game..they return 10 starters on d and brought in a ton on help on the dline to help stop the run which killed them last year..and they didnt only bring a lot of good high school seniors but some juco's also..

i say they beat georgia,kentucky,vandy, with arkansas being a swing game that depends on how the run d does could go their way or not

critesy
07-07-2007, 03:20 AM
mmm, cant wait to see where auburn ends up at... nice rankings so far, i like em.

Don Vito
07-07-2007, 09:04 AM
Ahh the Rebels at 11, damn. The offense will be better this year than last at least (hopefully). If Schaeffer pllearns to play this team could suprise a lot of people, he is pretty much an elite talent. First team All-SEC RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is back too, as well as Freshman AA WR Dexter McCluster. Mike Oher at LT has been a projected 1st rounder as well. The defense could have a rough year, but there is a TON of young talent on that side of the ball. With so much competition in the SEC they could struggle, but Orgeron could have his team suprise some people.

simms2clayton
07-07-2007, 02:38 PM
Ahh the Rebels at 11, damn. The offense will be better this year than last at least (hopefully). If Schaeffer pllearns to play this team could suprise a lot of people, he is pretty much an elite talent. First team All-SEC RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is back too, as well as Freshman AA WR Dexter McCluster. Mike Oher at LT has been a projected 1st rounder as well. The defense could have a rough year, but there is a TON of young talent on that side of the ball. With so much competition in the SEC they could struggle, but Orgeron could have his team suprise some people.

Schaeffer didn't even work with the first team in the spring. He is by no means an elite talent with his lack of accuracy, which rivals Reggie Balls'.

Ole Miss has potential for sure, there is not enough overall talent on this team.

VY10
07-07-2007, 05:48 PM
Excuse my french but Schaeffer blows.

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 12:17 AM
Excuse my french but Schaeffer blows.

I concur and you need not excuse yourself sir...you speak the truth.

draftguru151
07-08-2007, 01:02 AM
What a waste. He was so hyped coming out of Deerfield Beach. Great high school player but he never developed into a good passer.

TigerBait45
07-08-2007, 01:10 AM
South Carolina will be much better than you think. I'm not saying they'll win the SEC East, but I can definitely see them doing better than 1-7 in the SEC.

Don Vito
07-08-2007, 11:48 AM
Schaeffer didn't even work with the first team in the spring. He is by no means an elite talent with his lack of accuracy, which rivals Reggie Balls'.

Ole Miss has potential for sure, there is not enough overall talent on this team.

He has sucked but at QB the potential is there. You never know, he could have a future outside of QB. He is 6-2 210 with reported 4.4 speed. He can heave it too, he has a cannon. As you said the accuracy just isn't there. Could be a Reggie McNeal type of guy, he certainly sounds like McNeal measurables. talent, and skill-set wise.

VY10
07-08-2007, 12:04 PM
Well then he might as well convert to wide receiver now because he will never be a good college or pro (Hahaha) quarterback.

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 02:20 PM
Schaeffer should redshirt (if he already hasn't) and then play WR in 2008 for Ole Miss. He does have potential and he is good in the open field. Orgeron is wasting his talent.

smittyjs
07-08-2007, 03:20 PM
I think Ole Miss will do better than Vandy.I don't see it, we have all of are top players returning, if Nickson can improve in his turnovers this year we are a bowl team, if not it will be hard for us to win six.

Green Bay Scat
07-08-2007, 05:25 PM
lets go Vandy!!!! woot. I say we finish in the top 6 :D

VY10
07-08-2007, 07:05 PM
Hey when are you going to do number 9

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Hey when are you going to do number 9

I'll do it tonight...but I am reevaluating my PR's and it's really confusing because there really isn't much imo that seperates teams 2-9. The beautiful thing about the SEC is that anyone can beat anyone excluding MSU and Ole Miss sadly.

So, you might disagree that #8 might be better than #2 (for example, nothings final right now), but remember that doing PR's on the SEC is a tough thing to do because almost every team has a lot of talent...it's just tough lol.

Green Bay Scat
07-08-2007, 09:03 PM
I'll do it tonight...but I am reevaluating my PR's and it's really confusing because there really isn't much imo that seperates teams 2-9. The beautiful thing about the SEC is that anyone can beat anyone excluding MSU and Ole Miss sadly.

So, you might disagree that #8 might be better than #2 (for example, nothings final right now), but remember that doing PR's on the SEC is a tough thing to do because almost every team has a lot of talent...it's just tough lol.

like when Vandy beat georgia and got jipped out of an Arkansas win

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 09:41 PM
I know Vanderbilt beat Alabama in my predictions, but this is an upset alert. Games with upset alerts are highlighted in red. I have a special note on each team bolded black.
Please comment on what you like/do not like (I am thinking I am going to hear more "do not likes" lol)...I am just waiting for Green Bay Scat's rage. lol

Also, the reason I have Alabama rated ahead of Vandy is because they have superior talent across the board. Vandy will come in ready to play and beat them next year, but at the end of the year Alabama will have gradually improved so much from the beginning of the season. You have to remember Bama is also playing FSU in a brutal OOC game.

Green Bay Scat
07-08-2007, 09:47 PM
honestly, im not that upset. We go to a bowl and we have a winning record, the thing is, u need to state if a game will be close. I think we can beat georgia again(at home) and be 8-4, which isnt to hard to believe, factor in that all our DBs are returning 2 LBs and 2 DLs with 1 DE having 5.5 as a 3rd down rusher. We could shock if we get some luck and i wouldnt be surprised to see us 4th behind LSU,Auburn,Florida. but we could be last if something goes wrong. Good job sims

edit - EB will stay for his Sr. year

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 10:11 PM
honestly, im not that upset. We go to a bowl and we have a winning record, the thing is, u need to state if a game will be close. I think we can beat georgia again(at home) and be 8-4, which isnt to hard to believe, factor in that all our DBs are returning 2 LBs and 2 DLs with 1 DE having 5.5 as a 3rd down rusher. We could shock if we get some luck and i wouldnt be surprised to see us 4th behind LSU,Auburn,Florida. but we could be last if something goes wrong. Good job sims

edit - EB will stay for his Sr. year

I don't state if a game will be close because that's an almost impossible thing to do. Have you ever tried betting sports? That ****'s tough.

Vandy will not beat UGA...UGA was a much much better team than when they showed up against Vandy and UK last season, both resulting in losses.

Also, UGA returns a whole lot of talent and Stafford has 1 year under his belt. UGA will contend for 1st in the SEC East. Can they do it? Remains to be seen.

I like the point u make about "luck being a factor." Because it really is. The difference for a team like Kentucky last season and previous years because they had a little more luck go their way. Clemson's FG kicker missed a PAT and an easy 24 yard FG and the game would have been totally different if he converted those chip shots.

critesy
07-09-2007, 02:53 AM
i like it, auburn is 4-0 so far in division... but they have a hard schedule and i can see atleast 3 losses from them in division... eek.

simms2clayton
07-09-2007, 03:32 AM
i like it, auburn is 4-0 so far in division... but they have a hard schedule and i can see atleast 3 losses from them in division... eek.

I hope Auburn can beat those teams at the bottom of my power rankings...but Bama is still gonna be tough.

simms2clayton
07-09-2007, 07:38 AM
Bumpity bump bump....BUMP BUMP.

Just updated my power rankings. Vanderbilt coming in at 9 and Alabama coming in at #8

I can not wait for this matchup next season. People are going to sleep on Vanderbilt.

Green Bay Scat
07-09-2007, 08:04 AM
when i say Jess Beets is a 290, i think that will be hes best weight. He could be 300 easy but he isnt the same as if he was 290. Hes got big ass calfs tho. He will start for Kent. and most likly win some OLineman award, its just who he is, a hard working, dog fighting type of guy, might not overpower you, but will play with great leaverage and just constantly wear on you, he just never gets tired.

Look at my Sig quote S2C, Williams is right on, 14-0

simms2clayton
07-09-2007, 06:04 PM
when i say Jess Beets is a 290, i think that will be hes best weight. He could be 300 easy but he isnt the same as if he was 290. Hes got big ass calfs tho. He will start for Kent. and most likly win some OLineman award, its just who he is, a hard working, dog fighting type of guy, might not overpower you, but will play with great leaverage and just constantly wear on you, he just never gets tired.

Look at my Sig quote S2C, Williams is right on, 14-0

Man, every player on every team thinks that way and it doesn't matter. I don't know how many UK players I talked to last year that said that it was a lock they were going to beat UL...which is a good thing all players need to believe in themselves.

Vandy at most will get 8 wins. At the least probably 5.

I love what you are saying about Beets. He had trouble in the spring though (injuries) and he missed out but I hope he can dominate like you said. I would rather have a 6'3, 290 OG that works hard and is talented than a 6'5 340 lazy football player with no athleiticsm.

simms2clayton
07-10-2007, 03:48 AM
What happened to all the traffic?

critesy
07-10-2007, 10:34 AM
i dont get it, wouldnt vandy be ahead of alabama or did i miss read something... or just not read at all :)

-black
07-11-2007, 10:33 AM
good drop....pretty interesting

I am working on mine now, should have it released by the end of the week

neko4
07-11-2007, 10:35 AM
ANy chance Spurrier gets fired if USC only gets 5 or 6 wins

neko4
07-11-2007, 10:36 AM
i dont get it, wouldnt vandy be ahead of alabama or did i miss read something... or just not read at all :)

conference rankings are based on conference record and since both were 3-5 Bama won the tiebreaker since they beat Vandy

-black
07-11-2007, 05:12 PM
ANy chance Spurrier gets fired if USC only gets 5 or 6 wins

no..........

simms2clayton
07-11-2007, 05:22 PM
If you read one of my previous posts then you will find the answer of why Bama is ahead of Vandy despite losing to them.

Reading is FUNdamental!!!

simms2clayton
07-11-2007, 05:22 PM
ANy chance Spurrier gets fired if USC only gets 5 or 6 wins

Absolutely not. They have too much invested in him, he has done a great job recruiting, and you aren't going to find a better coach on the job market.

critesy
07-11-2007, 08:13 PM
bumpityyyy

VY10
07-12-2007, 05:58 PM
Where is number 7! You're killing me S2C!

simms2clayton
07-12-2007, 06:23 PM
Where is number 7! You're killing me S2C!

Hahahah...glad to know I have a few fans of my PRs out there. Ill b sure to get 7 and 6 up tonight.

simms2clayton
07-12-2007, 11:42 PM
UPDATED POWER RANKINGS...UK COMING IN AT 7 AND ARKANSAS AT 6!!! Please comment and debate!

critesy
07-13-2007, 02:12 PM
i like it... although i think UK can beat georgia.

simms2clayton
07-13-2007, 03:25 PM
i like it... although i think UK can beat georgia.

I think UK can beat anyone on their schedule except LSU...but I have a hard time even as a Cats fan myself seeing us beat UGA 2 years in a row and having to go into Sanford Stadium to do it...UGA will surprise some next year.

VY10
07-14-2007, 07:32 PM
IMO Arkansas vs. Alabama should be in red.

simms2clayton
07-14-2007, 07:33 PM
IMO Arkansas vs. Alabama should be in red.


Arkansas is a better team than Alabama...are u saying the opposite?

VY10
07-14-2007, 09:51 PM
Arkansas is a better team than Alabama...are u saying the opposite?

I agree. I think that Alabama is at home though and that Arkansas had a really rough off-season while Alabama had a really positive one. If Shula was still the coach I would agree but I think the game is a swing game now that Alabama has a first class coach.

simms2clayton
07-14-2007, 10:24 PM
I agree. I think that Alabama is at home though and that Arkansas had a really rough off-season while Alabama had a really positive one. If Shula was still the coach I would agree but I think the game is a swing game now that Alabama has a first class coach.

The talent isn't there yet though. Bama fans are going to be expecting a 10 win season when they will get a 7 or 8 win season.

VY10
07-15-2007, 03:24 PM
The talent isn't there yet though. Bama fans are going to be expecting a 10 win season when they will get a 7 or 8 win season.

I agree, I think 7-5 is the most realistic outcome for the season. 6-6 or worse under Shula but I will say 7-5 for Saban.

schmiddog
07-15-2007, 11:07 PM
I agree. I think that Alabama is at home though and that Arkansas had a really rough off-season while Alabama had a really positive one. If Shula was still the coach I would agree but I think the game is a swing game now that Alabama has a first class coach.

You are delusional. Is Saban going to play Linebacker and shut down McFadden and Jones?

Regardless of the experience and top notch coaching ability Saban brings to the table, Bama has absolutely no shot to be a top team in the SEC next year, or beat the Hogs for that matter.

Arkansas should be in the top 3 on this list.

VY10
07-16-2007, 12:44 AM
You are delusional. Is Saban going to play Linebacker and shut down McFadden and Jones?

Regardless of the experience and top notch coaching ability Saban brings to the table, Bama has absolutely no shot to be a top team in the SEC next year, or beat the Hogs for that matter.

Arkansas should be in the top 3 on this list.

Alabama took Arkansas into 2OT on the road last year and lost 24-23. IMO Alabama has improved and Arkansas has gotten worse. Arkansas has relatively no passing game, a terrible kicking game, and a defense that is not as good as it was last year. Alabama will have a solid offense and secondary but is weak on the defensive front 7. I expect McFadden and Jones to both have great games but I don't think it will be an easy win for Arkansas. How am I being delusional? Did I say Alabama was going to be a top team in the SEC next year? Did I say Alabama was going to win the game? Did I even say that Alabama was a better team than Arkansas? No, what I said was that I think there is a chance that Alabama could win the game, therefore it should be marked in red. Maybe you should read before you automatically make assumptions (such that I am one of those Alabama fans that think Saban=NC in the first year).