Final 2013 UGA Football Strength of Schedule Rankings

By Kevin Kelley -
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Georgia Bulldogs

Prior to the season, Georgia’s 2013 football schedule was rated as the 23rd toughest overall by Phil Steele. Let’s take a look at where their strength of schedule ended up in the final rankings.

The NCAA uses the winning percentage of the opposition for computing their “toughest schedule” ranking. The BCS computer components use their own method for calculating strength of schedule. The five indexes available are Anderson & Hester, Colley Matrix, Jeff Sagarin, Kenneth Massey, and Billingsley Report.

Using the six strength of schedule sources below, the average SOS ranking of Georgia’s 2013 football schedule was 7.5.

NCAA

The NCAA ranks Georgia’s 2013 schedule as the 5th toughest (excluding FCS games). Georgia’s opponents, excluding Appalachian State, had 101 wins and 54 losses for a .652 winning percentage. The top 5 of the NCAA’s Toughest Schedule rankings are Purdue, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi State, and Georgia.

Anderson & Hester

Anderson & Hester ranks Georgia’s 2013 strength of schedule 6th. The top 5 of the A&H rankings are Arizona State, California, Utah, Stanford, and Tennessee.

Colley Matrix

Wesley N. Colley ranks the Dawgs’ 2013 schedule 6th in his Colley Matrix. Colley’s top 5 are Stanford, Arizona State, Utah, Tennessee, and California.

Jeff Sagarin

Jeff Sagarin’s ratings, which are published by USA Today, have Georgia’s schedule rated as the 8th toughest in the country. Sagarin’s top 5 are Stanford, Arizona State, Utah, California, and Washington State.

Kenneth Massey

Georgia’s 2013 schedule strength is ranked 6th by Kenneth Massey. His top 5 are Stanford, Arizona State, Auburn, Utah, and UCLA.

Billingsley Report

Georgia’s 2013 schedule strength is ranked 14th by Kenneth Massey. His top 5 are Stanford, Auburn, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arizona State.

2013 UGA Football Schedule (w/ opponent won/loss record)
Opponent Won Lost
Clemson 11 2
South Carolina 11 2
North Texas 9 4
LSU 10 3
Tennessee 5 7
Missouri 12 2
Vanderbilt 9 4
Florida 4 8
Appalachian State 4 8 (not counted in NCAA method)
Auburn 12 2
Kentucky 2 10
Georgia Tech 7 6
Nebraska 9 4
Overall 105 62

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