Posted October 18, 2012

The SEC 2013 football schedule is here, and it is weird

Schedule Matters, SEC

Halfway through the 2012 college football season, we are hit with the 2013 SEC college football schedule, which you may not think is a super big deal, and we may not think is a super big deal, but mercy, a whole lot of people disagree with us:

If you’re thinking this schedule looks goofy and out of order, you’re absolutely correct, which is why it’s been given the extra-special designation of a “bridge schedule.” (Where that bridge leads, we will leave up to your imagination.) For one thing, three games repeat from the 2012 schedule (Ole Miss at Alabama, Texas A&M at Ole Miss and Georgia at Auburn). What’s up with that, SEC?

Well, little campers, that answer is best left for grownups and math. “There were so many variables in dealing with conference games, and the three repeat venue games, while not desired, provided the only solution to the complex scheduling issues,” according to Mike Slive.

And when will permanent cross-division opponents make a permanent appearance?

Mark Womack: “That was part of the ‘bridge’ schedule and really part of trying to have either a conference game or a non-conference traditional rival game on the last week of the season that created some issues for us. It created the situation where we had to look at holding off going to those permanent opponents for a year.”

If there were one entire human being whose sole job was to put together a 14-team SEC schedule that served the needs of all its members, that person’s head would explode like a Mars Attacks! invader. Among the unhappy this afternoon: Arkansas, which travels to Florida, Alabama and LSU (presumably with a new coach at the helm); Vanderbilt, staring down trips to South Carolina, A&M and Florida; and the Gators, who must go to Missouri the week after a road date in Baton Rouge, and y’all know how they feel about going out of state. Happiness abounds in Athens, where the schedule gods perennially smile (conference road trips for the Dawgs are limited to Tennessee, Vandy, Auburn and the Cocktail Party).

Individual 2013 conference schedules for each SEC team are available after the jump:

ALABAMA
Sept. 14 at Texas A&M
Sept. 28 OLE MISS
Oct. 12 at Kentucky
Oct. 19 ARKANSAS
Oct. 26 TENNESSEE
Nov. 9 LSU
Nov. 16 at Mississippi State
Nov. 30 at Auburn

ARKANSAS
Sept. 28 TEXAS A&M
Oct. 5 at Florida
Oct. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 19 at Alabama
Nov. 2 AUBURN
Nov. 9 at Ole Miss
Nov. 23 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 30 at LSU

AUBURN
Sept. 14 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 21 at LSU
Oct. 5 OLE MISS
Oct. 19 at Texas A&M
Nov. 2 at Arkansas
Nov. 9 at Tennessee
Nov. 16 GEORGIA
Nov. 30 ALABAMA

FLORIDA
Sept. 21 TENNESSEE
Sept. 28 at Kentucky
Oct. 5 ARKANSAS
Oct. 12 at LSU
Oct. 19 at Missouri
Nov. 2 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 9 VANDERBILT
Nov. 16 at South Carolina

GEORGIA
Sept. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 28 LSU
Oct. 5 at Tennessee
Oct. 12 MISSOURI
Oct. 19 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 2 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 16 at Auburn
Nov. 23 KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY
Sept. 28 FLORIDA
Oct. 5 at South Carolina
Oct. 12 ALABAMA
Oct. 26 at Mississippi State
Nov. 9 MISSOURI
Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 23 at Georgia
Nov. 30 TENNESSEE

LSU
Sept. 21 AUBURN
Sept. 28 at Georgia
Oct. 5 at Mississippi State
Oct. 12 FLORIDA
Oct. 19 at Ole Miss
Nov. 9 at Alabama
Nov. 23 TEXAS A&M
Nov. 30 ARKANSAS

OLE MISS
Aug. 31 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 28 at Alabama
Oct. 5 at Auburn
Oct. 12 TEXAS A&M
Oct. 19 LSU
Nov. 9 ARKANSAS
Nov. 23 MISSOURI
Nov. 30 at Mississippi State

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 14 at Auburn
Oct. 5 LSU
Oct. 26 KENTUCKY
Nov. 2 at South Carolina
Nov. 9 at Texas A&M
Nov. 16 ALABAMA
Nov. 23 at Arkansas
Nov. 30 OLE MISS

MISSOURI
Oct. 5 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 12 at Georgia
Oct. 19 FLORIDA
Oct. 26 SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 2 TENNESSEE
Nov. 9 at Kentucky
Nov. 23 at Ole Miss
Nov. 30 TEXAS A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sept. 7 at Georgia
Sept. 14 VANDERBILT
Oct. 5 KENTUCKY
Oct. 12 at Arkansas
Oct. 19 at Tennessee
Oct. 26 at Missouri
Nov. 2 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 16 FLORIDA

TENNESSEE
Sept. 21 at Florida
Oct. 5 GEORGIA
Oct. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 26 at Alabama
Nov. 2 at Missouri
Nov. 9 AUBURN
Nov. 23 VANDERBILT
Nov. 30 at Kentucky

TEXAS A&M
Sept. 14 ALABAMA
Sept. 28 at Arkansas
Oct. 12 at Ole Miss
Oct. 19 AUBURN
Oct. 26 VANDERBILT
Nov. 9 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 23 at LSU
Nov. 30 at Missouri

VANDERBILT
Aug. 31 OLE MISS
Sept. 14 at South Carolina
Oct. 5 MISSOURI
Oct. 19 GEORGIA
Oct. 26 at Texas A&M
Nov. 9 at Florida
Nov. 16 KENTUCKY
Nov. 23 at Tennessee

1 comments
armenius41
armenius41

Alibamer gets Tennessee and Kentucky from the east while LSU gets Florida and Georgia. That's fair.