Phil Steele: South Carolina 2014 Schedule

Phil Steele's preseason predictor magazine has been long known for its expertise and accuracy each year. Let's take a look at South Carolina's 2014 Schedule to see how each opponent matches up.

This year, the Phil Steele has South Carolina listed as the 30th toughest schedule of 2014. Let's take a look at this solid line up.


Aug. 28: vs. Texas A&M
Sept.6: vs. East Carolina
Sept. 13: vs. Georgia
Sept. 20 @ Vanderbilt
Sept.27 vs. Missouri
Oct. 4 @ Kentucky
Oct. 18 vs. Furman
Oct. 25 @ Auburn
Nov. 1 vs. Tennessee
Nov. 15 @ Florida
Nov. 22 vs.South Alabama
Nov. 19 @ Clemson


Now, we will take that schedule and look at each team's individual schedule rank by Phil Steele.


Aug. 28: vs. Texas A&M (No. 12)
Sept.6: vs. East Carolina (No. 77)
Sept. 13: vs. Georgia (No. 35)
Sept. 20 @ Vanderbilt (No.58)
Sept.27 vs. Missouri (No. 31)
Oct. 4 @ Kentucky (No. 15)
Oct. 25 @ Auburn (No. 5)
Nov. 1 vs. Tennessee (No. 2)
Nov. 15 @ Florida (No. 32)
Nov. 22 vs.South Alabama (No.98)
Nov. 19 @ Clemson (No. 34)


Also, South Carolina stands at the No. 10 spot on the Phil Steele Power Poll.

The magazine notes The Power Poll is derived from the strength of each team and does not factor in who each team will play for the upcoming season. Phil Steele had nine sets of power ratings that were based on different factors. The magazine decided to combine all nine into one rating to give a solid overall ranking for each team. Here's a look at how each team on the schedule factored up.


Aug. 28: vs. Texas A&M (No. 22)
Sept.6: vs. East Carolina (No. 64)
Sept. 13: vs. Georgia (No. 8)
Sept. 20 @ Vanderbilt (No.76)
Sept.27 vs. Missouri (No. 42)
Oct. 4 @ Kentucky (No. 73)
Oct. 25 @ Auburn (No. 6)
Nov. 1 vs. Tennessee (No. 45)
Nov. 15 @ Florida (No. 19)
Nov. 22 vs.South Alabama (No.94)
Nov. 19 @ Clemson (No. 23)


This year, South Carolina comes in at No.10 in Phil Steele's Preseason Top 40.

The magazine notes the Preseason Top 40 does not reflect the Power Ratings, but these rankings reflect on talent, strength of schedule, and how each team should finish this season.

Let's take a look at how many teams on South Carolina's 2014 schedule were on that list.


Aug. 28: vs. Texas A&M (No. 39)
Sept. 13: vs. Georgia (No. 7)
Sept.27 vs. Missouri (No. 41)
Oct. 25 @ Auburn (No. 9)
Nov. 15 @ Florida (No. 24)
Nov. 19 @ Clemson (No. 23)


Pick up an edition of Phil Steele's 2014 College Football Preview on www.philsteele.com.

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