SEC Performance Rankings through Week 2

Using a straightforward approach of comparing points-per-play (PPP)on offense and defense, then calculating the difference, we can see how teams are doing overall. The difference was then standardized to give a sense of “distance” between teams beyond just that of ordinal ranking.

TeamPPP Differential
Alabama0.932
Florida0.668
Georgia0.540
Tennessee0.391
LSU0.317
Auburn0.069
MSU0.018
Arkansas-0.110
Ole Miss-0.168
Kentucky-0.415
Texas AM-0.504
USCe-0.540
Missouri-0.578
Vandy-0.621
Standardized PPP Differential

Below is how each team ranks in PPP overall, offensively, and defensively:

TeamRank overallOffensive RankDefensive Rank
Alabama114
Florida228
Georgia361
Tennessee453
LSU546
Auburn6112
MSU777
Arkansas8125
Ole Miss9314
Kentucky10812
Texas AM111011
USCe12913
Missouri131310
Vandy14149

Alabama is looking like a clear number one. Florida’s offense is humming, but need to shore up that defense. Georgia is very close to Florida overall and can easily pass them as the weeks go on. Tennessee is performing pretty good through 2 weeks as well.

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