Within the rapid aftermath of the discharge, this is a way-too-early take a look at the winners and losers of the 2024 SEC schedule.
The Tigers keep away from Georgia and get Vanderbilt at dwelling, a significant win by itself. LSU additionally attracts Alabama, Ole Miss and Oklahoma at dwelling, whereas this system’s street slate appears to be like extra manageable with video games at Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M, groups which went a mixed 26-25 in 2022. The Tigers’ out-of-conference schedule contains contests in opposition to USC and UCLA, so for anybody considering they’re getting off simple, assume once more.
Whereas the workforce’s schedule is laughably weak this coming season, Georgia may have a a lot more durable street in 2024. The Bulldogs are set to face rival Tennessee at dwelling, Florida at TIAA Financial institution Discipline in Jacksonville and most troubling, journey to Alabama, Ole Miss and Texas. These three groups mixed for a 27-12 document in 2022.
Winner: Texas A&M
The Aggies are one in every of two groups (the Razorbacks being the opposite) to keep away from Alabama and Georgia in 2024. Texas A&M hosts Arkansas, LSU and Texas, whereas its street video games do not seem too daunting. The Aggies will journey to face groups that had been a mixed 28-23 final season in Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Alabama-Georgia might be one of many video games of the yr in 2024 and the Crimson Tide even have a probably brutal street schedule with video games at LSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The Iron Bowl with Auburn continues to be on the schedule, too, giving Alabama even much less of a pleasant schedule because the SEC kick-starts its new period.
With the largest rivalries within the convention preserved (apart from Auburn-LSU) and Texas-Texas A&M renewed, the followers are the largest winners of the SEC ‘s 2024 schedule. The Longhorns and Aggies have not performed since 2011, when each faculties had been members of the Large 12. Different rivalries on the schedule in 2024 embrace (deep breath) Alabama-Auburn, Alabama-LSU, Arkansas-LSU, Auburn-Georgia, Florida-Georgia, Florida-LSU, Georgia-Tennessee, LSU-Ole Miss, LSU-Texas A&M and Ole Miss-Mississippi State.
These are all marquee video games that ought to get followers excited in regards to the close to way forward for SEC soccer.