ESPN personality and voice of the SEC, Paul Finebaum is at it again.
Finebaum tweeted two photos Thursday mocking the Big Ten Conference for its generally weak strength of scheduling. One photo lists the five weakest schedules among Power Five conference teams, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. All five belong to Big Ten teams. The second photo lists the five toughest schedules among Power Five teams, and two belong to SEC teams, Alabama and Ole Miss. Finebaum routinely criticized the Big Ten last season for its weak scheduling and 2016 appears to be no different.
Just gonna leave this here pic.twitter.com/wH846veAUX
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 7, 2016
ESPN’s Football Power Index ranked two Big Ten teams inside the top 40 in scheduling strength, Ohio State (31st) and Wisconsin (38th). By comparison, every SEC team other than Florida ranks within the top 40, and eight SEC schools rank inside the top 20.
Finebaum may have a point. The numbers don’t lie.