Hello Guest. We are upgrading the server's XenForo versions. This has to be done in stages.
1.5.18 ---> 1.5.23 ---> 2.0.0 ---> 2.0.12 ---> 2.1.0.
I will likely upgrade each one and leave it for a day or so to see if there's any kinks. When moving from 1.x to 2.x, our add-ons will cease to work. Much of the functionality of said add-ons is now native within XenForo 2.x, so I don't think we'll miss much if anything. IF we are, we can try out new 2.x XF add-ons.
OU-Bama appears to be the only appetizing game. There are a number of match-ups that were close to being good, but either because of tie-ins, bad luck, or stupidity, did not materialize. I think OSU-Georgia would have been good. Maybe OSU-WSU. Michigan-LSU would have been interesting. As it is, however, all the games on the current slate suck.
Schedules of these teams are rarely something to be in awe. Bamas best regular season win last year was vs 8-4 MSU. They played Auburn and were beat handily. Their schedule is a little better this year. But not like it has been crazy neither. Before the UGA game LSU was their toughest test. They passed it handily. But it isn't like they are lining up top 10 teams every week to play. Most teams with a legit tough schedule lost 2 or more games this year. The top 10 in toughest schedules is littered with teams that lost 3-9 games this year.
For most of the year Bama had a SoS in the mid 50s, just like last year. It is now mid 40s. And to be fair, the 2013 FSU team that steamrolled their schedule did so on the back of the 67th toughest schedule. I think the key is to have a lot of talent and an avg schedule(50 to 70). Steamroll your avg schedule for the eye test.