The SEC has released their 2020 football schedule in full, with the league scheduled to begin play on September 26th, and finishing with the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on December 19th.
It’s a 10-game slate for each team, which will of course become controversial with schedules being more unbalanced than usual. You know someone is finishing 9-1 with a cupcake crossover slate against an 8-2 team with a head-to-head win and a brutal luck of the draw. Because this is college football and arguing about what should have happened is almost as fun as watching what actually happened.
Some traditional rivalries have been moved: The Iron Bowl between Alabama & Auburn will be Thanksgiving weekend as per usual, but it won’t end the season as both teams will play again a week later (‘Bama heads to Arkansas, Auburn hosts Texas A&M).
The Egg Bowl is in the same situation: They keep the traditional Thanksgiving Weekend (if not actually on Thanksgiving night), but it won’t be the cap to both teams seasons. But it will be watched as it’s the first battle of two new splashy hires in Lane Kiffin in Oxford and Mike Leach in Starkville.
Florida will play Tennessee on December 5th to close the season instead of the traditional September date. Also Florida-Georgia will still take place in Jacksonville, but a week behind their usual last weekend in October: It’ll be on November 7th at TIAA Bank Field.
If this 2020 season actually happens, it won’t feel anything like what we’ve seen before. And the league still has 40 days to get through reasonably Covid-19-free to actually see a ball kicked off. But for now, fans of The Best Sport have some hope that we might actually see college football this fall.
As for who is actually going to win this thing, here are the current odds at DraftKings Sportsbook:
Texas A&M +1400
Mississippi State +12500
Ole Miss +12500
South Carolina +12500