Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the SEC logo at mid-field after the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Football: A Look At Future Non-Conference Games


The Southeastern Conference is undoubtedly the top college football conference in the nation. While the league is discussing expanding to nine conference games, the non-conference schedules can often leave much to be desired. SEC teams routinely beat up on FCS schools, but the high-profile non-conference games will often get overlooked.

Down the road we may get an increase in top-notch non-conference games with the College Football Playoff, but the SEC teams are already starting to schedule some quality games out of their conference.

This year alone we have games like Florida vs. Miami, Georgia vs. Clemson and LSU vs. TCU on a neutral stage and that is just the tip of the iceberg for the SEC moving forward.

Here is a look ahead at some of the most exciting non-conference match ups that we will be treated to in the coming years, via ESPN:

2013

  • Georgia at Clemson
  • LSU vs. TCU (Arlington, Texas)
  • Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (Houston)
  • Ole Miss at Texas
  • Tennessee at Oregon
  • Florida at Miami
  • North Carolina at South Carolina

2014

  • Ole Miss vs. Boise State (Atlanta)
  • Clemson at Georgia
  • Auburn at Kansas State
  • Tennessee at Oklahoma

2015

  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte)
  • Oklahoma at Tennessee
  • Arizona State at LSU
  • Texas A&M vs. USC

2016

  • Tennessee at Nebraska
  • Texas A&M vs. USC
  • Michigan State at Alabama

2017

  • Nebraska at Tennessee
  • Georgia Tech at Ole Miss
  • Alabama at Michigan State

2018

  • LSU at Oklahoma
  • Texas A&M at Oregon
  • Ole Miss at Georgia Tech

2019

  • Oklahoma at LSU
  • Oregon at Texas A&M

Which of the games are you looking forward to the most? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

NOTE: Annual match ups like Florida vs. Florida State and South Carolina vs. Clemson were not included in the listings to give us a wider variety of opponents.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/CarrollIMcDonald Carroll Mcdonald

    Where’s Alabama vs. Virginia Tech in 2013? Or Alabama vs. Wisconsin in 2014?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bamacolby Colby Sullivan

      I said the same thing. However, to be fair, the article does say “most exciting” games. Those games won’t be close :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimy.crakho Jimy Crakho

    just curious why you would leave off Alabama vs VT 2013….Alabama vs WV 2014??? Are these not up to par with OleMiss vs GT? NC vs SC??

    • http://www.facebook.com/jimy.crakho Jimy Crakho

      ..after re-reading it..it says “via: ESPN”, so they left off any of the good OOC games no being shown in ESPN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503421620 Bryan Fritchie

    1) “While the league is discussion expanding” — need an editor.
    2) 2016 & 17, Arkansas vs TCU.

  • http://twitter.com/BillyDHowell Billy Howell

    I’m excited to see the 2013 matchup between Auburn and JSU… Oh, wait. They pulled the game due to adding Texas A&M. Crap.

  • rob

    how does gt vs ole piss make the list but not uga vs gt every year?