We’ve officially made to “prediction season” of college football.
With SEC Media Days tomorrow, we are going to see A LOT of predictions for the upcoming season. Be prepared.
Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports kicked things off with his 2018 SEC Hype Meter.
Here is how the ranking works:
We looked back at the past six preseason predictions (since expansion in 2012) and compared them to how division races actually turned out. Teams are ranked based on their final standing within the division relative to where they were picked in the preseason media poll. Head-to-head results and standard SEC tiebreaker procedures were used to prevent ties being factored into the final standings.
- How is Mississippi State the most underhyped team?
- I love that Tennessee is the most overhyped team.
This is what Sallee had to say about Kentucky being underhyped:
The media have been spot-on with the Wildcats three times since expansion and slightly undervalued them three more. The most surprising year was 2017, when Mark Stoops and Co. improved upon their preseason expectation by two spots and finished third in the SEC East. That coincided with their second straight seven-win season and another bowl game — the second straight under Stoops.
Is it September 1st yet? I’m ready to #GETUP