One of the joys of the summer comes in reading the piles of preseason preview magazines that flood the market. A quick stop at a local bookstore revealed the first few trickling onto the shelves just waiting to be devoured.
One of the stables is put together by a guy named Phil Steele. He always claims to be the most accurate predictor and who am I to say he isn’t. Anyway, I was just looking over his Web site and came across an interesting ranking: Strength of schedule.
Despite having a big shot in Virginia Tech to open the 2009 season, the Crimson Tide is not a leader in SOS. Here is a sampling:
1. Florida State
2. Oklahoma State
4. South Carolina
112. Northern Illinois
113. Arkansas State
For the full rankings click here.