Tuesday, January 15, 2008

LSU non-conf scheduling

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LSU 1998-2007
Average Rank = 91.7
Gms vs @ v %vs BCS non AA %BCS avW 10+ 10+% T10 T% 0 0%
34 29 5 0 85.3% 7 23 4 20.6% 4.4 8 23.5% 6 17.6% 24 70.6%
NCAA Ranks 115 105 90 76 54 110

Analysis: The Tiger's rankings are pretty weak all around, with three in the Bottom 20. They rarely play on the road, and they rarely play BCS teams. The usual fare includes an above average BCS or non-BCS team and three below average non-BCS or I-AA teams.

Fact: Ironically, LSU has played more BCS teams on the road than they have at home - 4 to 3. The only other road game they've played was in 2007 @ Tulane.

Fact: Of the six elite teams LSU has played, 2 were two years removed from their Top 10 finish, 1 was three years removed, 1 was four years removed, and 2 were five years removed. The highest ranked team from the previous season that they've played was Virginia Tech in both 2002 & 2007 (the Hokies were #18 in 2001 & 2006).

2008 Outlook: Not only is this one of the weakest schedules of 2008, it's one of the weakest of the BCS era. Troy, North Texas, Tulane, and I-AA Appalachian State, all at home. The only thing keeping this list off the Least Challenging wall of shame is the fact that North Texas received a single coach's vote five years ago.

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LSU Year-by-Year Opponents over the last 5 years...
Date vs/@ oConf Opponent Type Avg Wins Hi Wins Final Ranking
8/30/08 vs zAA Appalachian St zAA 0 0 -,-,-,-,-
9/6/08 vs SunBelt Troy non 6.6 8 -,-,-,-,-
9/13/08 vs SunBelt North Texas non 4.6 9 41,-,-,-,-
11/1/08 vs CUSA Tulane non 4 5 -,-,-,-,-
9/8/07 vs ACC Virginia Tech BCS 9.8 11 14,-,10,7,18
9/15/07 vs SunBelt Middle Tenn St non 4.8 7 -,-,-,-,-
9/29/07 @ CUSA Tulane non 4.8 8 -,-,-,-,-
11/10/07 vs WAC Louisiana Tech non 5 7 -,-,-,-,-
9/2/06 vs SunBelt LA Lafayette non 4 6 -,-,-,-,-
9/9/06 vs Pac10 Arizona BCS 3.4 5 -,-,-,-,-
9/23/06 vs CUSA Tulane non 4.6 8 -,-,-,-,-
10/21/06 vs WAC Fresno St non 9.2 11 28,31,34,22,-
9/10/05 @ Pac10 Arizona St BCS 6.4 9 -,-,-,-,20
10/29/05 vs SunBelt North Texas non 6.4 9 -,-,37,41,-
11/5/05 vs zAA Appalachian St zAA 0 0 -,-,-,-,-
9/4/04 vs Pac10 Oregon St BCS 7.8 11 -,5,-,-,31
9/11/04 vs SunBelt Arkansas St non 3.6 6 -,-,-,-,-
10/23/04 vs SunBelt Troy non 2 6 -,-,-,-,-
8/30/03 vs SunBelt LA Monroe non 3.2 5 -,-,-,-,-
9/6/03 @ Pac10 Arizona BCS 6.4 12 4,-,-,-,-
9/13/03 vs zAA W Illinois zAA 0 0 -,-,-,-,-
11/1/03 vs WAC Louisiana Tech non 5.6 8 -,-,-,-,-
9/1/02 @ BigEast Virginia Tech BCS 9.2 11 -,19,3,6,18
9/7/02 vs zAA Citadel zAA 0 0 -,-,-,-,-
9/14/02 vs MAC Miami OH non 7.6 10 -,34,-,-,-
10/5/02 vs SunBelt LA Lafayette non 1.8 3 -,-,-,-,-
9/1/01 vs CUSA Tulane non 6 12 -,37,7,-,-
9/8/01 vs Indy Utah St non 4.8 6 -,-,-,-,-
11/10/01 vs SunBelt Middle Tenn St non 1.8 6 -,-,-,-,-
9/2/00 vs zAA W Carolina zAA 0 0 -,-,-,-,-
9/9/00 vs CUSA Houston non 4.4 7 -,-,-,-,-
9/23/00 vs CUSA UAB non 3.8 5 -,-,-,-,-
9/4/99 vs WAC San Jose St non 3.4 4 -,-,-,-,-
9/11/99 vs BigWest North Texas non 2.8 5 -,-,-,-,-
11/13/99 vs CUSA Houston non 3.2 7 -,-,-,-,-
9/12/98 vs Indy Arkansas St non 3 6 -,-,-,-,-
9/26/98 vs BigWest Idaho non 1 5 -,-,-,-,-
11/21/98 @ Indy Notre Dame BCS 8.2 11 2,-,13,21,41

1 comment:

Vance said...

Amazing work you have done here. It is quite impressive. The only thing that you aren't giving credit for here is the fact that ASU is the three time defending AA National Champs. It should still be an easy win for LSU - just not one that warrants 0 credit. Impressive work - I love your site.