Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2008 SEC East Best-Worst Scenarios

With the 2008 college football season just weeks away, enjoy The Campus Game's "Best-Worst Scenarios" for the Southeastern Conference.

These are not overall predictions (those will be posted the week of August 30th when regular weekly columns begin); instead this is an analysis of reasonable best-worst case seasons for each SEC East team (West will be posted within the week).

Scenarios are listed alphabetically.


Florida: Best 12-0 ... Worst 9-3

Probable Wins: Hawaii, Miami, Ole Miss, @Arkansas, Kentucky, @Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Citadel

Probable Losses: None

Swing Games: @Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, @FSU

Comment: Schedule is favorable for Gators but beware trip to Rocky Top early.

Georgia: Best 12-0 ... Worst 8-4

Probable Wins: Georgia Southern, Central Michigan, Vanderbilt, @Kentucky, Georgia Tech

Probable Losses: None

Swing Games: @South Carolina, @Arizona State, Alabama, @LSU, Tennessee, Florida, @Auburn

Comment: Doggone tough schedule may keep Georgia from SEC title game.

Kentucky: Best 7-5 ... Worst 4-8

Probable Wins: Norfolk State, MTSU, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt

Probable Losses: @Alabama, @Florida, @Mississippi State, Georgia, @Tennessee

Swing Games: @Louisville, South Carolina, Arkansas

Comment: Wildcats will be hard pressed to continue bowl streak after significant personnel losses.

South Carolina: Best 9-3 ... Worst 6-6

Probable Wins: NC State, @Vanderbilt, Wofford, UAB, Arkansas

Probable Losses: @Florida, @Clemson

Swing Games: Georgia, @Ole Miss, @Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee

Comments: Gamecock defense should be stout, but QB questions persist for The Visor.

Tennessee: Best 10-2 ... Worst 8-4

Probable Wins: UAB, Northern Illinois, Mississippi State, Wyoming, @Vanderbilt, Kentucky

Probable Losses: None

Swing Games: @UCLA, Florida, @Auburn, @Georgia, Alabama, @South Carolina

Comment: Defending division champs being overlooked by many, but could be dangerous.

Vanderbilt: Best 5-7 ... Worst 2-10

Probable Wins: Duke

Probable Losses: South Carolina, @Ole Miss, Auburn, @Mississippi State, @Georgia, Florida, Tennessee

Swing Games: @Miami (Ohio), Rice, @Kentucky, @Wake Forest

Comment: I do not see a .500 season for Commodores.