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How many league games should SEC football teams play?

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How many league games should SEC football teams play?

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Ringleader writes:

An easy question. There are 12 teams, so you play 11 games. Winner take all.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Ringleader:

An easy question. There are 12 teams, so you play 11 games. Winner take all.

That only leaves one game against the Helen Keller school of the blind..

atnvol#283282 writes:

This seems to be a big deal to media....who really gives a crappe if its 8 or 9? All that Vol fans want is marked IMPROVEMENT!

usafvol writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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Said the little boy from the trash can of the south..

nocleats writes:

Keep it where it is, but do away with the permanent out of division foe. Yes I am aware of the great and histori rivalry of Tenn Bama Or Fla LSU but, Georgia gets Miss St every year, Ole Miss gets Vandy.. Georgia for instance only plays Alabama or LSU every 8 years or so.. Throws things out of balance in a way. home and home rotating out of division would even things out and make for some great ballgames.

thevoice writes:

I voted 8. Use the other 4 to create a national "playoff," providing other conferences duplicate. Have one think tank set the schedule for every national team's 4 non-conference foes before the season begins. Sure would make playoff/bowl season a lot more fair and no need for a 8- or 16-team playoff, which it will otherwise eventually come to.

rtrchatt writes:

Saban says 9 so the SEC will play 9.....

UTvols33 writes:

in response to nocleats:

Keep it where it is, but do away with the permanent out of division foe. Yes I am aware of the great and histori rivalry of Tenn Bama Or Fla LSU but, Georgia gets Miss St every year, Ole Miss gets Vandy.. Georgia for instance only plays Alabama or LSU every 8 years or so.. Throws things out of balance in a way. home and home rotating out of division would even things out and make for some great ballgames.

Georgia's permanent west opponent is Auburn, Miss St's permanent east opponent is Kentucky.

UTvols33 writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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^^^^^^^^^Loser.

UTvols33 writes:

The Bama fan has me blocked, but he is a loser, also.

Ga_Vol_72 writes:

in response to nocleats:

Keep it where it is, but do away with the permanent out of division foe. Yes I am aware of the great and histori rivalry of Tenn Bama Or Fla LSU but, Georgia gets Miss St every year, Ole Miss gets Vandy.. Georgia for instance only plays Alabama or LSU every 8 years or so.. Throws things out of balance in a way. home and home rotating out of division would even things out and make for some great ballgames.

I agree that we should keep conference games at 8 and do away with cross-division permanent rivalries. Has anyone thought about what another SEC team would do to the players? The SEC isn't a cream puff conference like most of the others, every game is extremely physical. It is hard enough to keep a team healthy with 8 games. If we go to 9, the NCAA will need to increase scholarship limits to offset the attrition.

lstbodeanvol writes:

Doesn't matter to me just wish they would rotate the schedule ...for example playing florida in November....move the SEC championship game out of Atlanta (ACC town) and not back to Birmingham's legion field either...rotate the game to SEC stadiums that seat more than 65,000

cltvol writes:

10. Go for the juglar. Blow up the current system the way SEC did with conf championship in 1992, which was the start of this domination. Take advantage of the popularity, the money, the TV fame. This would change the landscape and ultimately blow up the ncaa, which needs to be done anyway and replaced with a commissioner with power like all other professional sports, cause that's what this is. Not sarcasm, i'm as serious as all Tennessee 'gitout'

GloryDays writes:

8 is enough!

antonio14313 writes:

lemme break it down like a fraction: there are 14 teams in the SEC. 7 on the west. 7 on the east. so, one team plays every team in it's eastern or western division. that's 6 games right there. then a "rivalry" game against 1 team from the opposite division. that's 1 game. then a "placement" game, meaning a team that placed 2nd in the east plays against the 2nd place team from the west. or a team that placed 5th in the west plays against a team that placed 5th in the east (from the previous year). that's 1 game. so, 6 division games, plus 1 rivalry game, plus 1 placement game. that totals 8. 8 SEC games. and, keep the 4 non conference games. 8 SEC games plus 4 non conference games, totaling 12 games per season.

2013 "placement" games (according to the 2012 final standings) would be:
georgia (#1 east) vs alabama (#1 west)
florida (#2 east) vs lsu (#2 west)
south carolina (#3 east) vs texas a&m (#3 west)
vanderbilt (#4 east) vs mississippi st (#4 west)
missouri (#5 east) vs ole miss (#5 west)
tennessee (#6 east) vs arkansas (#6 west)
kentucky (#7 east) vs auburn (#7 west)

the team with the better sec record would be the home team. if they both have the same record, the team with the better overall record would be the home team.

if a "rivalry" game and a "placement" game happen to be the same opponent, then the "placement" game's rank moves either up a spot, or down a spot, depending on the other placement games in the conference.

there. simple. ;)

go vols

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