Analyzing Kentucky Wildcats Football Strength of Schedule

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Jul 17, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

 

The honeymoon will be over soon enough for new Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops, as he’s been tasked with taking one of the biggest underachieving teams in college football in 2012, and preparing them to face one of the most daunting schedules in recent memory.

Using the NCAA’s method of gauging SOS based on opponents’ 2012 win-loss records, UK would have the nation’s toughest schedule, as their opponents won 67.3% of their games last year (103-50).

Look no further than the 2013 strength of schedule based on Win/Loss % of teams in the 2012 season:

Rank Team OPP WINS OPP LOSSES WIN%
1 Kentucky 103 50 67.32%
2 Arkansas 99 54 64.71%
3 Purdue 96 56 63.16%
3 Missouri 96 56 63.16%
5 Kansas 96 57 62.75%
6 Akron 97 58 62.58%
7 Florida 96 58 62.34%
8 Oklahoma 96 60 61.54%
9 California 93 60 60.78%
9 South Carolina 93 60 60.78%
11 Illinois 92 60 60.53%
12 LSU 93 61 60.39%
13 Pittsburgh 91 63 59.09%
14 Colorado 90 63 58.82%
14 TCU 90 63 58.82%
16 NC State 88 62 58.67%
17 Oklahoma St 89 63 58.55%
18 Utah 90 64 58.44%
19 Memphis 87 62 58.39%
20 Eastern Michigan 88 63 58.28%

Here is Phil Steele’s projections of who will have the toughest SOS:

1. Florida
2. Oklahoma
3. California
4. Purdue
5.Arkansas
6.Iowa State
7.Colorado
8. Stanford
9. Kentucky
10. Kansas
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