With the full SEC Football Schedule Grid being tweeted out earlier today, it got me thinking about how the schedule was broken down in various ways. Join me after the jump for a few interesting* tidbits on the full schedule, assuming someone hasn't already done something like this elsewhere.
*Only interesting** if you are bored
**Still might not be interesting
Conference Game Notes:
- South Carolina against Vanderbilt is the first SEC conference game of the season on Sept 1
- Ole Miss is the last team in the SEC to play their first conference game on Sept 29 against Alabama
- Florida is the first school to be done playing conference games with their final game in the SEC against Missouri on Nov 3.
- LSU is the last SEC team to play their first conference home game on Oct 13
- Of the 56 SEC conference games played over 13 weeks, 46% of conference games are played in the first seven weeks, and 64% in the last seven weeks
- There are only six weeks where all 14 teams are in action (first four weeks, last two weeks), but there is not a single week where there are seven conference games.
- Auburn has the longest home stand, four games from 10/27 - 11/17
- Texas A&M has the longest road trip, three consecutive games from 10/27 - 11/10
Of the 56 non-conference foes in the SEC this year:
- 15 are from FCS schools
- 14 are from AQ schools
- Five non-conference schools play two different SEC opponents (Jacksonville State, Troy, Louisiana-Monroe, Clemson, Florida Atlantic, and Western Kentucky
- The top three conferences played are Sun Belt (13), C-USA (7), and ACC(6)
- Only one Big XII game is on the schedule when Ole Miss plays Texas in Oxford on Sept 15
- Tennessee is the only SEC school to play all FBS non-conference opponents
- Missouri (Arizona State & Syracuse) and Vanderbilt (Northwestern & Wake Forest) are the only schools to play two non conference opponents from AQ schools
Feel free to add below, or tell me what I screwed up.