It's a rough season. Sometimes you have to take comfort in knowing that others have it worse than you...
Weighing in at 135th are the Arkansas Razorbacks, currently 2-4 which includes a loss to San Jose State and zero P5 wins.Just below Arkansas we find the Tennessee Volunteers at #136. The Vols are 1-5 with losses to Georgia State and BYU and a single win over Chattanooga (FCS).Further down the list we find Rutgers at #145, a 1-4 team which was humiliated at the hands of the ACC's Boston College and a lone win over UMass.Finally, the worst team in the P5 according to RealtimeRPI is Vanderbilt, ranked 146th and sporting a 1-5 record like Georgia Tech but fresh off a home loss to UNLV.
If you just watch ESPN SportsCenter, you'd think the SEC is this totally dominant conference and ACC football is pure garbage. Yes, the ACC has only one legitimate playoff contender while the SEC has at least two, but when you look top to bottom... the SEC has a big, fat bottom this year! Consider these points...
From "Biggest Upset Losers of 2019":
Who are the biggest losers this year (from a point-spread point-of-view)? Here are the dozen biggest upsets involving at least one power five team...
Top 12 Biggest P5 upsets of 2019 (so far):
Week Spread upset winner upset loser score
w3 +26 The Citadel Georgia Tech 27-24
w1 +24 Georgia State Tennessee 38-30
w7 +21 South Carolina Georgia 20-17
w3 +19.5 Kansas Boston College 48-24
w4 +18.5 San Jose State Arkansas 31-24
w4 +18 U.C.L.A. Washington St 67-63
w1 +15.5 Wyoming Missouri 37-31
w3 +14.5 Arizona St Michigan State 10-7
w6 +14 Virginia Tech Miami, FL 42-25
w2 +12.5 California Washington 20-19
w6 +12 Stanford Washington 23-12
w4 +11.5 Pitt U.C.F. 35-34
Notice anything here? Yes, there are 3 ACC losers and 2 ACC winners, but look at the SEC: 4 losers, only 1 winner!
So then we can conclude that the biggest underperforming conference is the SEC, right?
But, nah, go ahead and ignore how weak the bottom of the SEC really is this season...