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With Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC in 2024, there has been a lot of chatter that the conference will change its scheduling model to a nine-game format, where teams will play three permanent opponents and six rotating.

Sports Illustrated is predicting that in this new model, LSU's permanent opponents would be Alabama, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss.
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As the SEC continues to mull over those potential schedule formats, SI’s Dellenger made a first attempt at guessing the three permanent opponents for each SEC school based on rivalries, geography and parity:

Missouri: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Vanderbilt
Arkansas: Missouri, Texas, Ole Miss
Texas A&M: LSU, Texas, Mississippi State
Texas: Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas
Oklahoma: Texas, Missouri, Florida
LSU: Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Alabama
Ole Miss: Mississippi State, LSU, Arkansas
Mississippi State: Ole Miss, Kentucky, Texas A&M
Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, LSU
Auburn: Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Auburn, Missouri
Tennessee: Vanderbilt, Alabama, South Carolina
Kentucky: Mississippi State, South Carolina, Georgia
Georgia: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky
Florida: Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma
South Carolina: Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky
Thoughts?
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65 Comments
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Lynxrufus201213 months
Kentucky doesn't get Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia? Call me surprised.
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Nix to Twillie13 months
“Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee, LSU”

Not a chance.
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DownHome13 months
Trade the figs for Florida
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GruntbyAssociation13 months
Show your tits!!!
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Bige1113 months
The right way to do this is play your 7 division opponents. Then the same weekend as SEC champ game play your cross division rival. That’s 8 total games.
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Mikesnation13 months
Arkansas: Missouri, Texas, Ole Miss

Trade Ole Piss with aTm
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Bucky_B13 months
Bama, LSU, Auburn and Tenn. this keeps the best rivalries of the SEC in tact every year. Ole Miss is washed up and has been since the 60's.
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TigersOnTop4Ever14 months
Oklahoma vs florida doesn't sound right every year
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CapitolB13 months
Exactly. Texas, Missouri and Texas A&M makes much more sense for them
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WirelessMike14 months
I like Bama and Ole Miss on the permanent schedule, but I'd rather keep Arkansas over aTm. The Battle for the Boot and The Magnolia Bowl have been great games. There have been some great games against Florida, but I was never able to embrace that as a rivalry.
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TigerintheNO14 months
frick that
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cajunmud14 months
I would prefer Bama, FL, Auburn. But those that we don't get, we'd play ever other year, from what I've read. 2 years for the hatred to mount. Everyone's up and down over the years.
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Lsutigerturner14 months
frick that scrap aTm

Ole piss bama and Florida
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RightWingTiger14 months
Tennessee: Vanderbilt, Alabama, South Carolina
WTF? Thats pretty easy there for Tenner no?
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goatmilker14 months
Georgia: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky

I would be a happy damn dog :(
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Jabontik14 months
why not just play Alabama three time every year? Everybody in America knows its the only game that really matters. Best 2 out of three
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Load Toad14 months
LSU plays Texas, Texas AM, and Arkansas
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CapitolB13 months
I'd love to play both Texas schools every year. Gives us momentum in recruiting the state after we beat them.
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GoldenGuy14 months
Kentucky plays Tenner
South Carolina plays Mizzou
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Celery14 months
Most of it seems logical except Florida/Oklahomo
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GoldenGuy14 months
Both states contain people who will drink hand sanitizer.
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Flashback14 months
Texas and OU need to experience the meat grinder. Their scenario is way too easy.
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RightWingTiger14 months
Well they’re getting 6 other SEC Teams each year as well so they’ll get properly initiated to the SEC in sure!
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HarveyTunnel14 months
Florida. Bama. Ole Miss.
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