Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rivals Unit Rankings

Rivals has ranked each collective unit for all 12 SEC teams. They ranked the Offensive Backfield, Wide Receivers/Tight End, O-Line, D-Line, Linebackers, Secondaries, Special Teams, and Coaches 1-12. While certainly not a perfect way to judge a team, if you tally up the scores, you end up with this...

...and Georgia barely edging Florida. Overall, most teams fall about where you'd expect them to. What's interesting is the 20 point gap between #7(USC) and #8(MSU), by far the biggest gap between any two consecutive teams.

Like I said, not a perfect way to judge a team, but interesting nonetheless. I'll have predictions for season standings up this weekend.

7 comments:

Hobnail_Boot said...

There is no way LSU's OBF should be rated that high.

I'd put UT and possibly MSU and SCU ahead of them.

mdr1013 said...

I'm curious why Petrino is so low on your list of coaches.

me said...

hobnail_boot - I'd have to agree with you on that. Perhaps they feel that LSU's OL is so strong that the OBF production will be there by default. As far as pure proven talent goes though, LSU should be lower, no doubt.

MDR1013 - these aren't my rankings, they're Rivals'.

mdr1013 said...

yeah, I just realized that. I'm retarded. Still though, I think Petrino is rated awfully low.

me said...

no problem. who knows how they come up with these rankings. Maybe they based them on what's been accomplished in the SEC. Petrino padded his stats in lesser leagues...

Anonymous said...

Dead Guy,
Great site, I did want to say that Rivals has the d-line between UGA and LSU inverted. Doesn't change anything, but makes the gators just 1 point behind the Georgia, and that would raise LSU to just 3 less than UF and 4 less than UGA. Great legwork though on this piece.

me said...

Good catch. I fixed it so now everything is correct. Thanks for the feedback.