South Carolina and Vanderbilt carry minus-1 Home-Road ratings, meaning they will finish 7-9 by winning their remaining home games.
Georgia brings up the rear in the SEC East at minus-2. The Dawgs are on pace to finish 6-10.
Like Tennessee, LSU is in great shape to win its division. The Tigers are plus-4 and project to finish 12-4 merely by winning their remaining home games. The West's second-place team, Alabama, checks in at plus-2. Thus, the Tide projects to finish with a 10-6 conference mark.
As noted in previous articles, the Home-Road Factor gives added weight to home-floor losses and road victories. An SEC team that wins all of its home games and loses all of its road games would finish at .500 (8-8). A team that can hold serve at home and go 4-4 on the road will finish plus-4 … which is a 12-4 record. That should be good enough to win a division title.
UT's remaining home games are against Arkansas (Feb. 25) and Kentucky (March 1). The Vols' remaining road games are at Florida (Wednesday) and at Vanderbilt (March 4).
Florida's remaining home game are against Tennessee (Wednesday) and Georgia (March 5). The Gators' remaining road games are at Alabama (Feb. 26) and at Kentucky (March 5).
Tennessee (+4) … 4 road wins, 0 home losses
Florida (+2) … 3 road wins, 1 home loss
Kentucky (+1) … 4 road wins, 3 home losses
South Carolina (-1) … 2 road wins, 3 home losses
Vanderbilt (-1) … 2 road win, 3 home losses
Georgia (-2) … 2 road wins, 4 home losses
LSU (+4) … 4 road wins, 0 home losses
Alabama (+2) … 3 road wins, 1 home loss
Arkansas (0) … 1 road win, 1 home loss
Ole Miss (-2) … 1 road win, 3 home losses
Mississippi State (-3) … 0 road wins, 3 home losses
Auburn (-4) … 0 road wins, 4 home losses