Tennessee will play at Ole Miss out of the SEC West in addition to traditional rival Alabama in the newly released 2014 conference schedule format.
The Vols open the SEC season Sept. 27 at Georgia, nearly one month after the first SEC game of 2014. Other opponents out of the East are Florida (Oct. 4), at South Carolina (Nov. 1), Kentucky (Nov. 15), Missouri (Nov. 22) and at Vanderbilt (Nov. 29).
The 2014 season will mark the first time the Bulldogs have served as UT's SEC opener since 1995. For the first time since 2001, Florida will not be the first conference game on the Tennessee schedule
Tennessee will end the regular season with an opponent other than Kentucky for the first time since 2001. Vandy was Tennessee’s final game from 1975 to 2001.
Out of the SEC West, The Vols will play at Ole Miss on Oct. 18 and host Alabama a week later on Oct. 25.
Under the league's current format, teams play one permanent opponent from the other division and a second rotating opponent. Many believe the SEC will eventually expand to a nine-game schedule that includes two rotating inter-division opponents.
In non-conference play, the Vols host Utah State and Arkansas State to open the season before traveling to Oklahoma at Sept. 13.
The Vols will play in-state Chattanooga at Neyland Stadium on Oct. 11.
Tennessee hasn’t faced Chattanooga since 1969.
Tennessee has never faced Oklahoma in a regular season game. The Vols and Sooners met twice in the Orange Bowl. They split meetings after the 1938 and 1967 season. The Vols claim national titles in both seasons.
There were some notable matchups around the rest of the league.
Florida travels to Alabama on Sept. 20 in what could be a matchup of national title contenders.
Texas A&M will play only three SEC home games -- Ole Miss, Missouri and LSU. The Aggies will play Arkansas in Dallas.
The full SEC schedule is here.
Tennessee’s full schedule is below:
Aug. 30: Utah State
Sept. 6: Arkansas State
Sept. 13: at Oklahoma
Sept. 20: Open
Sept. 27: at Georgia
Oct. 4: Florida
Oct. 11: UTC
Oct. 18: at Ole Miss
Oct. 25: Alabama
Nov. 1: at South Carolina
Nov. 8: Open
Nov. 15: Kentucky
Nov. 22: Missouri
Nov. 29: at Vanderbilt
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.