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SEC releases 2013 conference schedules

10/18/2012


The SEC released the 2013 conference schedules for all 14 teams Thursday.

There are a few things that stand out with next year's SEC slate. For one, I'm sure fans outside of Athens, Ga., will be slow clapping at the fact Georgia will get back to playing one of the top teams in the SEC West, as the Bulldogs will host LSU on Sept. 28. That's great for TV, but it's part of a tough conference stretch for the Tigers, who play at Georgia and at Mississippi State in consecutive weeks before hosting Florida and then going to Ole Miss. LSU then plays at Alabama on Nov. 9 and will end the season at home against Texas A&M and Arkansas.

Florida's usual late-season games against South Carolina and Vanderbilt are back and will be played in mid-November. The Georgia-South Carolina game has also been moved back toward the beginning of the season (Sept. 7).

Alabama gets Ole Miss at home for the second straight year and will play Kentucky (Oct. 12) and Tennessee (Oct. 26) from the East. That means no Florida, Georgia or South Carolina for the second straight year for the Crimson Tide.

We also won't see those permanent rivalries that were discussed earlier this year. There's no Arkansas-Missouri or South Carolina-Texas A&M. Maybe one day.

Also, Vanderbilt was supposed to play Northwestern next season, but the Commodores canceled that series, meaning the 2013 and 2014 games between the two schools won't be played. Vanderbilt also canceled next year's opener against Ohio State. Instead, the Commodores will host Ole Miss to open the 2013 season and are also scheduled to host Austin Peay, UAB and Wake Forest. Vandy will play UMass on the road on Sept. 28.

Here's the complete conference schedule for all 14 teams:

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