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The SEC has mandated that each team in the conference plays at least one Power Five out-of-conference game per season, which is a big factor in determining the toughest schedules in the nation’s best college football conference. Those games, coupled with the SEC’s rotating cross-division games, home-and-away splits and where scheduled bye weeks fall can make or break entire seasons no matter how talented or well-coached a team is.
There are several intriguing games in 2021, starting with Georgia’s neutral-site game vs. Clemson in the opener, Florida’s early home test vs. Alabama and LSU’s trip to Tuscaloosa in an attempt to repeat the 2019 thriller.
So what are the toughest and easiest schedules in the SEC this coming season? Let’s break them down team-by-team.
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