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SEC announces scheduling rotation for next dozen years

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With the SEC deciding earlier this month to remain at an eight-game conference schedule, the league has gotten around to detailing its future schedule rotation starting this season and going through the 2025 season.

Every season, SEC teams will play six games against divisional foes, one permanent annual rival and one non-division crossover game.  The permanent opponents, as previously reported, are as follows:

– Alabama-Tennessee
– Auburn-Georgia
– Arkansas Missouri
– Florida-LSU
– Kentucky-Mississippi State
– Ole Miss-Vanderbilt
– South Carolina-Texas A&M

Announced today, the following are the rotating opponents for SEC schools from 2014-25 (“vs.” indicates a home game and “at” indicates an away game):

ALABAMA – 2014 vs. Florida; 2015 at Georgia; 2016 vs. Kentucky; 2017 at Vanderbilt; 2018 vs. Missouri; 2019 at South Carolina; 2020 vs. Georgia; 2021 at Florida; 2022 vs. Vanderbilt; 2023 at Kentucky; 2024 vs. South Carolina; 2025 at Missouri.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M; Away – Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

ARKANSAS – 2014 vs. Georgia; 2015 at Tennessee; 2016 vs. Florida; 2017 at South Carolina; 2018 vs. Vanderbilt; 2019 at Kentucky; 2020 vs. Tennessee; 2021 at Georgia; 2022 vs. South Carolina; 2023 at Florida; 2024 vs. Kentucky, 2025 at Vanderbilt.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss; Away – Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Missouri. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

AUBURN – 2014 vs. South Carolina; 2015 at Kentucky; 2016 vs. Vanderbilt; 2017 at Missouri; 2018 vs. Tennessee; 2019 at Florida; 2020 vs. Kentucky; 2021 at South Carolina; 2022 vs. Missouri; 2023 at Vanderbilt; 2024 vs. Florida; 2025 at Tennessee.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M; Away – Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Georgia. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

FLORIDA – 2014 at Alabama; 2015 vs. Ole Miss; 2016 at Arkansas; 2017 vs. Texas A&M; 2018 at Mississippi State; 2019 vs. Auburn; 2020 at Ole Miss; 2021 vs. Alabama; 2022 at Texas A&M; 2023 vs. Arkansas; 2024 at Auburn; 2025 vs. Mississippi State.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, LSU; Away – Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

GEORGIA – 2014 at Arkansas; 2015 vs. Alabama; 2016 at Ole Miss; 2017 vs. Mississippi State; 2018 at LSU; 2019 vs. Texas A&M; 2020 at Alabama; 2021 vs. Arkansas; 2022 at Mississippi State; 2023 vs. Ole Miss; 2024 at Texas A&M; 2025 vs. LSU.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn; Away – Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

KENTUCKY – 2014 at LSU; 2015 vs. Auburn; 2016 at Alabama; 2017 vs. Ole Miss; 2018 at Texas A&M; 2019 vs. Arkansas; 2020 at Auburn; 2021 vs. LSU; 2022 at Ole Miss; 2023 vs. Alabama; 2024 at Arkansas; 2025 vs. Texas A&M.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State; Away – Florida, Missouri, Tennessee. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

LSU – 2014 vs. Kentucky; 2015 at South Carolina; 2016 vs. Missouri; 2017 at Tennessee; 2018 vs. Georgia; 2019 at Vanderbilt; 2020 vs. South Carolina; 2021 at Kentucky; 2022 vs. Tennessee; 2023 at Missouri; 2024 vs. Vanderbilt; 2025 at Georgia.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State; Away – Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M, Florida. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

OLE MISS – 2014 vs. Tennessee; 2015 at Florida; 2016 vs. Georgia; 2017 at Kentucky; 2018 vs. South Carolina; 2019 at Missouri; 2020 vs. Florida; 2021 at Tennessee; 2022 vs. Kentucky; 2023 at Georgia; 2024 vs. Missouri; 2025 at South Carolina.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State; Away – Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

MISSISSIPPI STATE – 2014 vs. Vanderbilt; 2015 at Missouri; 2016 vs. South Carolina; 2017 at Georgia; 2018 vs. Florida; 2019 at Tennessee; 2020 vs. Missouri; 2021 at Vanderbilt; 2022 vs. Georgia; 2023 at South Carolina; 2024 vs. Tennessee; 2025 at Florida.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M; Away – Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Kentucky. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

MISSOURI – 2014 at Texas A&M; 2015 vs. Mississippi State; 2016 at LSU; 2017 vs. Auburn; 2018 at Alabama; 2019 vs. Ole Miss; 2020 at Mississippi State; 2021 vs. Texas A&M; 2022 at Auburn; 2023 vs. LSU; 2024 at Ole Miss; 2025 vs. Alabama.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Georgia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Arkansas; Away – Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 2014 at Auburn; 2015 vs. LSU; 2016 at Mississippi State; 2017 vs. Arkansas; 2018 at Ole Miss; 2019 vs. Alabama; 2020 at LSU; 2021 vs. Auburn; 2022 at Arkansas; 2023 vs. Mississippi State; 2024 at Alabama; 2025 vs. Ole Miss.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M; Away – Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

TEXAS A&M – 2014 vs. Missouri; 2015 at Vanderbilt; 2016 vs. Tennessee; 2017 at Florida; 2018 vs. Kentucky; 2019 at Georgia; 2020 vs. Vanderbilt; 2021 at Missouri; 2022 vs. Florida; 2023 at Tennessee; 2024 vs. Georgia; 2025 at Kentucky.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss; Away – Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

TENNESSEE – 2014 at Ole Miss; 2015 vs. Arkansas; 2016 at Texas A&M; 2017 vs. LSU; 2018 at Auburn; 2019 vs. Mississippi State; 2020 at Arkansas; 2021 vs. Ole Miss; 2022 at LSU; 2023 vs. Texas A&M; 2024 at Mississippi State; 2025 vs. Auburn.
(Permanent opponents in 2014: Home – Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama; Away – Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt. Sites alternate home and away through 2025.)

VANDERBILT – 2014 at Mississippi State; 2015 vs. Texas A&M; 2016 at Auburn; 2017 vs. Alabama; 2018 at Arkansas; 2019 vs. LSU; 2020 at Texas A&M; 2021 vs. Mississippi State; 2022 at Alabama; 2023 vs. Auburn; 2024 at LSU; 2025 vs. Arkansas.

Just a couple of notes:

  • Tennessee will play LSU in Baton Rouge in 2022, 12 years after the Vols last trip to Death Valley.
  • When the 2019 Auburn-Florida game is played, it will have been eight years since the last matchup between the two storied football programs.  The next AU game against another longtime rival, Tennessee, won’t be until 2018.
  • Alabama last played Florida in Gainesville in 2011.  The Tide won’t do so again until 2022.  UA will go nine regular seasons  between matchups with South Carolina, the next one not coming until 2019.
  • Missouri will face Mississippi State for the first time as conference foes in 2020, eight years after the Tigers joined the SEC.
  • Texas A&M will face Georgia for the first time as conference foes in 2019, seven years after the Aggies joined the SEC.
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9 Responses to “SEC announces scheduling rotation for next dozen years”
  1. drummerhoff says: May 19, 2014 5:45 PM

    I can’t believe Mizzou is staying in the SEC East for the next dozen years.

    I really thought the SEC would add 2 more members and give Mizzou a home in the SEC West with TX AM and Arkansas.

  2. lastdukestreetking says: May 19, 2014 8:28 PM

    @drummerhoff – It’s not guaranteed that the SEC won’t expand within 12 years. This schedule just assumes it won’t.

  3. dc4546 says: May 19, 2014 9:02 PM

    “Alabama last played Florida in Gainesville in 2011. The Tide won’t do so again until 2022. UA will go nine regular seasons between matchups with South Carolina, the next one not coming until 2019.”

    Love’em or hate’em, it’s going to be hard to stop those guys from getting out of the playoffs with that SEC schedule.

  4. drummerhoff says: May 19, 2014 10:01 PM

    The Maryland – ACC mediation will be resolved by mid July.

    If Maryland pays less than $25mil, I can see expansion by the SEC and B1G.

  5. abgroove says: May 20, 2014 9:49 AM

    It’s a shame that a guy can play Division 1 football in a major conference for 4 years and not only will the player never get to play in every stadium in the conference, but also not play every team in the conference. If conferences are going to expand, they should still be conferences. Do whatever needs to be done so that every school plays every other school at least once every 4 years.

  6. dcroz says: May 20, 2014 9:55 AM

    I’m still hoping the conference comes to its senses and changes to a nine-game schedule in the near future. As I’ve said before, it may take an SEC team getting left out of the NCT in favor of one that plays a nine-game slate in the PAC-12, Big XII, or Big Ten for that to finally happen.

  7. chunkala says: May 20, 2014 11:12 AM

    The solution is only playing non-conference rivalry games (i.e. no Bama-Michigan but still Clemson-SC, etc.) and having auto qualification for playoffs, which means expanding to 6-8 teams. Which in my opinion is the maximum amount of teams to expand to, 16 would be a joke.

    So, we’ll miss out on some interesting yet pointless early season matchups. In turn, we’ll get more regional rivalry games.

  8. rolltide510 says: May 20, 2014 11:18 AM

    “dc4546 says:
    May 19, 2014 9:02 PM
    “Alabama last played Florida in Gainesville in 2011. The Tide won’t do so again until 2022. UA will go nine regular seasons between matchups with South Carolina, the next one not coming until 2019.”

    Love’em or hate’em, it’s going to be hard to stop those guys from getting out of the playoffs with that SEC schedule.”

    Posts like this make it seem like everything in the SEC is perfectly static. Tennessee is the historically the best program in the SEC East and its not close, but because they’re still struggling to replace Fulmer, people pretend like they’re a perennial doormat.

    Meanwhile, South Carolina has been having a flash in the pan the past few years, but in general the idea somebody would be scared to play South Carolina is still laugh-out-loud funny to those whose memories extend more then a couple of years.

    Who knows what these teams will be like in two years, much less 12?

  9. Deb says: May 20, 2014 12:53 PM

    Ditto to rolltide510′s comment about Tennessee’s recent struggles. Alabama and Tennessee have a bitter rivalry that goes back generations. We’re not giving it up to satisfy those whose knowledge of football history only goes back three weeks. Alabama was pretty sucky about a decade ago. You don’t set schedules based solely on what teams have been doing for the last five minutes.

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