Browsing Strength of Schedule

College Football Realignment – SEC Isn’t About Being Fair

Posted on 29 Apr, 2014, by in NFL

It’s hard to find someone who isn’t disappointment with the decisions made by the SEC to keep their schedule at eight conference games and with a set cross-division rivalry, which makes things quite easy for teams like Alabama who have to face Tennessee each season, while LSU seem to be stuck with Florida, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of “fairness”. More

College Football Realignment – SEC Not Changing Too Much

Posted on 28 Apr, 2014, by in NFL

The moving and shaking in College Football of recent years which included the SEC becoming a 14-team conference calls for some shifts in scheduling. The latest decision maintains the eight conference games schedule which includes one set game against a non-division rival which aligns with history and tradition, and in the future, to improve the strength of schedule situation, will also force each team to play against a team from a power conference. More

2014 NFL Season Strength of Schedule – Oakland Raiders Have the Hardest, Indianapolis Colts the Easiest

Posted on 11 Feb, 2014, by in NFL

There’s no need to see the full schedule of the 2014 NFL season to know which teams will be pitted against each other. The strength of schedule for next season is already set based on the 2013 standings, which indicate that the Oakland Raiders, finishing last in the AFC West, have the most difficult schedule compared with the rest of the NFL, while the Indianapolis Colts have the easiest. More

2013 NFL Strength of Schedule – Broncos Get Easiest, Panthers Get Toughest

Posted on 8 Feb, 2013, by in NFL

It’s always interesting to see how the system of scheduling in the NFL treats different teams for their success, and while it’s still way too early to actually decide who faces the toughest schedule in the 2013 season, according to last season’s record, the Carolina Panthers face the toughest schedule, while the Denver Broncos enjoy the easiest. More

College Football – Biggest Games Left for National Championship Contenders

Posted on 10 Oct, 2012, by in Featured

Six weeks into the 2012 College Football season and a week before the first BCS rankings, there are still plenty of undefeated teams, but only 7 teams look like legitimate contenders for the national title, with Alabama standing way above the rest: Oregon, West Virginia, Kansas State, Florida, South Carolina and Notre Dame. More

2012 NFL Strength of Schedule – Patriots get Easiest, Giants get Toughest

Posted on 5 Sep, 2012, by in NFL

It’s funny how the two Super Bowl participants get the two edges of the stick when it comes to the hardest projected schedule in the 2012 NFL Season, based on the 2011 records of all 32 NFL teams. The champions, the New York Giants, have the most difficult road ahead of them while the New England Patriots get the easiest. More