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2012 SEC Schedule Breakdown

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Posted Dec 28, 2011


The 2012 Conference Schedule both week-by-week and by team

2012 SEC Schedule

Team-By-Team & By Week 

SEC Toughest Conference Slates
From Hardest to Easiest

1. South Carolina
2. Tennessee
3. Vanderbilt
4. Missouri
5. Florida
6. Kentucky
7. Georgia

SEC West

1. Ole Miss
2. Texas A&M
3. LSU
4. Mississippi St
5. Alabama
6. Auburn
7. Arkansas.

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2012 SEC Football Schedule
Team-By-Team

ALABAMA

Sept. 15: at Arkansas
Sept. 29: OLE MISS
Oct. 13: at Missouri
Oct. 20: at Tennessee
Oct. 27: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 3: at LSU
Nov. 10: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 24: AUBURN

CFN Analysis: The Tide once again has to go to LSU and next year also has to go to Arkansas. Missing South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida from the East is a nice break, and three of the final four games at home - including the Auburn game - will help the cause, but it's all about the trips to play the Tigers and Hogs. Alabama hasn't played Missouri since 1978 and has never played in Columbia, while the game against the Aggies is the first one since a 30-10 Tide win in 1988.
First Look Prediction: 7-1

ARKANSAS
Sept. 15: ALABAMA
Sept. 29: vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 6: at Auburn
Oct. 13: KENTUCKY
Oct. 27: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at South Carolina
Nov. 17: at Mississippi State
Nov. 24: LSU

CFN Analysis: The Hogs open up the conference season with Alabama at home and end with LSU at home - Merry Christmas. Past that, things aren't too bad if Auburn isn't back to form yet. The trip to South Carolina will be the toughest on the slate, but playing Texas A&M in Dallas takes away a home game and missing Florida and Georgia is a huge break.
First Look Prediction: 5-3

AUBURN
Sept. 8: at Mississippi State
Sept. 22: LSU
Oct. 6: ARKANSAS
Oct. 13: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: GEORGIA
Nov. 24: at Alabama

CFN Analysis: LSU and Arkansas have to come to Auburn and playing Texas A&M and Georgia at home is nice. Going to Alabama is the killer, but the rest of the road slate is as nice as possible with trips to Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt. There's no Florida and no South Carolina to deal with.
First Look Prediction: 4-4

FLORIDA
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI

CFN Analysis: The 1976 Sun Bowl. That's the last time Florida played Texas A&M - a 37-14 Aggie win. It's the first time the Gators have played a game in the state of Texas since losing to Arkansas in the 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl, and tickets for the Aggie SEC opener could be tougher to come by than any Texas showdown. Playing LSU from the West stinks, but at least the game is at home, while getting South Carolina in the Swamp is the biggest break on the board. Basically, after getting crushed by the 2011 SEC slate, Florida gets a bit of a break.
First Look Prediction: 6-2

GEORGIA
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 22: VANDERBILT
Sept. 29: TENNESSEE
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at Auburn

CFN Analysis: Georgia got the biggest break in the book in 2011 missing Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU. Next year, who do the Dawgs miss from the West? Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU. Auburn will be better, and going to South Carolina might be for the SEC East title, but there's a good chance the league's three best teams will be in the other divsion and Georgia misses them again.
First Look Prediction: 5-3


KENTUCKY
Sept. 22: at Florida
Sept. 29: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 13: at Arkansas
Oct. 20: GEORGIA
Oct. 27: at Missouri
Nov. 3: VANDERBILT
Nov. 24: at Tennessee

CFN Analysis: The normally easy finishing kick for the Cats isn't going to be so light with a trip to Tennessee to close things out. There's no Alabama or LSU from the West, but going to Arkansas isn't going to be easy and the date at Missouri - the first game against the Tigers since a 12-6 win in 1968 - comes right after dealing with Arkansas and Georgia.
First Look Prediction: 1-7

LSU
Sept. 22: at Auburn
Oct. 6: at Florida
Oct. 13: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 20: at Texas A&M
Nov. 3: ALABAMA
Nov. 10: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 17: OLE MISS
Nov. 24: at Arkansas

CFN Analysis: The Tigers get Alabama at home, but that's one of the only breaks with road games at Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M, and Arkansas. The Mississippi State and Ole Miss games at home doesn't help - LSU would probably have no problems with those games on the road - and facing South Carolina at home will be a fight. The Tigers last played Texas A&M in the 2011 Cotton Bowl and they don't get the fun of facing SEC newcomer, Missouri.
First Look Prediction: 7-1

OLE MISS
Sept. 29: at Alabama
Oct. 6: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 13: AUBURN
Oct. 27: at Arkansas
Nov. 3: at Georgia
Nov. 10: VANDERBILT
Nov. 17: at LSU
Nov. 24: MISSISSIPPI STATE

CFN Analysis: Welcome to the SEC, Hugh Freeze. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and LSU on the road - thanks for playing, Ole Miss. What does the 2013 schedule look like? The Rebels miss Florida and South Carolina from the East, and getting Vanderbilt at home might help, but there isn't a  sure-thing win on the slate and it might take a monster upset to come up with anything better than 1-7.
First Look Prediction: 1-7

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 8: AUBURN
Oct. 6: at Kentucky
Oct. 13: TENNESSEE
Oct. 27: at Alabama
Nov. 3: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: at LSU
Nov. 17: ARKANSAS
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss

CFN Analysis: It's relatively manageable. Kentucky and a still rebuilding Tennessee - at home - is about as light as it gets from the East, and Texas A&M and Arkansas have to come to Starkville. Going to Alabama and LSU all but assures the SEC West title isn't going to happen, but those two games might as well be on the road. Road dates at UK and Ole Miss aren't bad.
First Look Prediction: 3-5

MISSOURI
Sept. 8: GEORGIA
Sept. 22: at South Carolina
Oct. 6: VANDERBILT
Oct. 13: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: KENTUCKY
Nov. 3: at Florida
Nov. 10: at Tennessee
Nov. 24: at Texas A&M

CFN Analysis: There will be plenty of firsts and plenty of excitement over every game, and the SEC gods decided to help ease in the Tigers with a decent slate. Going to South Carolina will be a make-or-break moment early on in the East, and getting Georgia at home to kick things off - when emotions are sure to be high - helps. The Alabama home game will be one of the toughest tickets ever for Farout Field, and getting Vanderbilt and Kentucky at home should make for a nice start. However, the final three games - Florida Tennessee, at Texas A&M - are on the road.
First Look Prediction: 4-4

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 22: MISSOURI
Sept. 29: at Kentucky
Oct. 6: GEORGIA
Oct. 13: at LSU
Oct. 20: at Florida
Oct. 27: TENNESSEE
Nov. 10: ARKANSAS

CFN Analysis: The Georgia game is at home and there's no Alabama. Those are the only breaks for a Gamecock team that gets road games against LSU and Florida in back-to-back weeks after facing the Dawgs and then closes out against Arkansas. Considering Georgia misses the three top teams from the West - Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU - there's reason for USC fans to be testy.
First Look Prediction: 5-3

TENNESSEE
Sept. 15: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: at Georgia
Oct. 13: at Mississippi State
Oct. 20: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: at South Carolina
Nov. 10: MISSOURI
Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 24: KENTUCKY

CFN Analysis: The Vols miss LSU and Arkansas from the West and the Alabama game is at home. Unfortunately, two of the big East games - Georgia and South Carolina, - are on the road coming off the home opener against Florida. If the Vols don't beat the Gators, 0-5 is possible before hosting Missouri. It might take wins over Vanderbilt and Kentucky to have any shot at a winning season.
First Look Prediction: 3-5

TEXAS A&M

Sept. 8: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas
Oct. 6: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: LSU
Oct. 27: at Auburn
Nov. 3: at Mississippi State
Nov. 10: at Alabama
Nov. 24: MISSOURI

CFN Analysis: Welcome to the SEC; enjoy the brutal first year schedule. A&M is stuck in the far tougher West, while Missouri is in the easier - for now - East, and things are even tougher with the LSU and Alabama games on the road and the Arkansas date on a neutral field. The Aggies go on the road for three weeks in a road and miss the East's easier  teams Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee. The road dates at Ole Miss and Mississippi State will be a must just to stay alive for a winning conference record.
First Look Prediction: 3-5

VANDERBILT

Aug. 30: SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 22: at Georgia
Oct. 6: at Missouri
Oct. 13: FLORIDA
Oct. 20: AUBURN
Nov. 3: at Kentucky
Nov. 10: at Ole Miss
Nov. 17: TENNESSEE

CFN Analysis: There's no Alabama, Arkansas, or LSU from the West. Playing Auburn at home and going to Ole Miss isn't bad, and getting Florida and South Carolina at home is a mega-break if the Commodores have any dreams of a big season. They'll know where they stand right away in the East with South Carolina, at Georgia, at Missouri, and Florida. Come out 2-2, and yeah, the East title might be in play.
First Look Prediction: 2-6

2012 SEC Football Schedule
Week-by-Week

Aug. 30
South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Sept. 8
Auburn at Mississippi State
Florida at Texas A&M
Georgia at Missouri

Sept. 15
Alabama at Arkansas
Florida at Tennessee

Sept. 22
LSU at Auburn
Kentucky at Florida
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Missouri at South Carolina

Sept. 29
Ole Miss at Alabama
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
Tennessee at Georgia
South Carolina at Kentucky

Oct. 6
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Arkansas at Auburn
LSU at Florida
Georgia at South Carolina
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Vanderbilt at Missouri

Oct. 13
Alabama at Missouri
Kentucky at Arkansas
Auburn at Ole Miss
Florida at Vanderbilt
South Carolina at LSU
Tennessee at Mississippi State

Oct. 20
Alabama at Tennessee
Auburn at Vanderbilt
South Carolina at Florida
Georgia at Kentucky
LSU at Texas A&M

Oct. 27
Ole Miss at Arkansas
Texas A&M at Auburn
Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Kentucky at Missouri
Tennessee at South Carolina
Mississippi State at Alabama

Nov. 3
Alabama at LSU
Missouri at Florida
Ole Miss at Georgia
Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Nov. 10
Texas A&M at Alabama
Arkansas at South Carolina
Georgia at Auburn
Mississippi State at LSU
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
Missouri at Tennessee

Nov. 17
Arkansas at Mississippi State
Ole Miss at LSU
Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Nov. 24
Auburn at Alabama
LSU at Arkansas
Kentucky at Tennessee
Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Missouri at Texas A&M