Fifty shades of football: Day 19

(We’re counting down to the first Saturday of college football, now 32 days away)

Here’s a good one – which SEC team boasts the best homefield advantage?
Our old friend Phil Steele sees the SEC Eastern Division this way:
Georgia: 5.0-point advantage
South Carolina: 5.0
Tennessee: 4.5
Missouri 4.75
Kentucky 3.75
Vanderbilt 3.0
As USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin usually begins this season assuming that a generic team has a 3-point advantage at home, you see that Vandy – 25-41 over the past 10 years at home – appears to have no additional home edge at all. Vandy was 5-2 last fall, however.
Missouri has a sparkling 47-14 record in the past decade as a home team, but the Tigers haven’t been inviting four SEC teams to play each fall.
Georgia, 52-11 at home over a decade, is the only SEC East team that’s over .500 in each of the past 10 seasons.
We’ll take a look at the SEC Western teams on Wednesday.

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