Teams facing divisional challenges

Under Dan Mullen, the Bulldogs have lost 22 games in four years, 16 coming in the SEC West. Michael Wade/Icon SMI

A common refrain in sports is that you're only as good as your record, but college football challenges that assertion every year. Teams play such a small number of games, and a few good or bad breaks in a particular season can have a significant impact on a team's overall record. Even more significantly, the strength of a team's schedule can disguise the strength of its performances.