ESPN FPI predicts SEC football team records for 2022 season

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We’re still a few months out from the Tigers even beginning fall camp, but with spring ball and the 2022 NFL draft in the rearview, the beginning of next season will be here before we know it.

It’s an exciting time in Baton Rouge as fans prepare for the first campaign under new coach Brian Kelly, who comes in as the winningest coach in Notre Dame football history. The Tigers are one of two SEC programs that changed coaches this offseason alongside Florida, who replaced Dan Mullen with Louisiana coach Billy Napier.

As Kelly looks to improve from last year’s 6-7 finish, he’ll have to contend with a number of teams around the conference that look to be trending in the right direction. Here’s are the projected division standings for the SEC and final record for each league team, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.

SEC East Predicted Standings

Seventh Place - Vanderbilt Commodores

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

3-9 (2.8-9.2)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 103

Sixth Place - Missouri Tigers

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

6-6 (5.6-6.4)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 55

Fifth Place - South Carolina Gamecocks

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

6-6 (5.9-6.1)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 45

Fourth Place - Tennessee Volunteers

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

7-5 (7.0-5.0)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 28

Third Place - Florida Gators

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

7-5 (7.1-5.0)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 25

Second Place - Kentucky Wildcats

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

8-4 (8.0-4.0)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 20

First Place - Georgia Bulldogs

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

11-1 (11.6-1.3)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 3

Next: SEC West Predicted Standings

Seventh Place - Mississippi State Bulldogs

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

6-6 (6.4-5.6)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 24

Sixth Place - Arkansas Razorbacks

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

7-5 (6.5-5.5)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 29

Fifth Place - Auburn Tigers

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

7-5 (7.4-4.6)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 10

Fourth Place - Texas A&M Aggies

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

8-4 (7.5-4.6)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 14

Third Place - Ole Miss Rebels

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

8-4 (7.7-4.3)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 17

Second Place - LSU Tigers

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ESPN FPI Predicted Record

8-4 (7.7-4.4)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 11

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First Place - Alabama Crimson Tide

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel

ESPN FPI Predicted Record

11-1 (11.3-1.5)

Total Overall FBS Rank

No. 1

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