Alabama Football: 14-team SEC win predictions and ‘happiness quotients’

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Happiness Quotient 3 SEC fanbases

  • LSU Bengal Tigers (10-2) – Happiness Quotient 3. One more regular season win than 2022 should partially please LSU fans. Losing to Alabama and not getting to Atlanta will not. Plus a portion of the LSU fanbase is sure the Bengal Tigers have bypassed Alabama Football and a loss in Tuscaloosa will provide an unwelcome reality check.
  • South Carolina Gamecocks (7-5) – Happiness Quotient 3. South Carolina will have a chance to match its win total from last season with a bowl win. If Crawford is correct about a win over Clemson, South Carolina fans should be more happy, than not.
  • Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) – Happiness Quotient 3.  Given where the Hogs were before Sam Pittman, an 8-5 season (with a bowl win) should look fairly rosy in Fayetteville. At some point, and it might happen in 2023, Pittman’s long honeymoon in Fayetteville will likely come to an end.
  • Vanderbilt Commodores (5-7) – Happiness Quotient 3. Vandy fans have no logical basis for being unhappy with five wins in any season. If Crawford is correct that the Dores knock off the Auburn Tigers in Nashville, a losing season should not drive down the happiness quotient from a three to a two.