And, by extension, the schedules for 12-team conferences. Nothing you haven't heard in this space before obviously, but (full schedule):
--- Only five road games
--- Don't have to play Georgia or Florida
--- Non-conference games with Memphis, Southeast Louisiana, UAB, Northern Arizona
The Rebels could be entirely average this year and still come out with an impressive record. The eyes can deceive but with a schedule like that its great that so many college games are now televised and we can judge teams on actual performance rather than their gerrymandered schedules. Or, at least, we hope we can. You never know with poll voters, unfortunately.