Predicting the record for every SEC football team this season. Can Alabama go undefeated for the second straight year or will Georgia or Texas A&M knock them off?
The SEC has been at the center of the offseason drama in college football with the future additions of Texas and Oklahoma in 2025 and their position advocating for an expanded College Football Playoff. But with the regular season in the SEC set to begin in less than two weeks, the talking can fully shift to the on-field product.
Can Alabama run the table again and repeat as national champions? Can Georgia live up to expectations? Can Texas A&M build on last year’s success? Will LSU bounce back from a down 2020? Who will be the surprise team in the SEC this season?
Some of those questions will be answered by taking a team-by-team look and predicting each SEC football team’s regular-season win-loss record.
SEC football record predictions for every team
Alabama football record prediction: 13-0
The defending national champions display many new faces on offense, but their defense will be a strength as Alabama should be favored in each game they play this season including some difficult road trips to Gainesville, College Station, and Auburn.
Arkansas football record prediction: 5-7
The Razorbacks have a difficult road schedule with trips to Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Ole Miss looming large ahead, along with Texas and Texas A&M coming to town early on.
Auburn football record prediction: 7-5
We may not fully see what the new-look Tigers will be in 2021 under new head coach Bryan Harsin until their Week 3 trip for a night-game at Penn State, along with road trips to LSU and Texas A&M and home games against Alabama and Georgia.
Florida football record prediction: 9-3
The defending SEC East champs will look different under new quarterback Emory Jones, and the glaring showdown on their schedule is a Week 3 matchup against Alabama in Gainesville.
Georgia football record prediction: 11-2
Georgia’s biggest regular-season contest is no doubt their Week 1 showdown with No. 3 Clemson, but even despite a potential loss against the Tigers, the Bulldogs should be favored in each game from Week 2 on.
Kentucky football record prediction: 9-3
The Wildcats schedule is favorable aside from a three-game stretch in October – Florida, LSU, at Georgia – making the Wildcats a potential sleeper in the SEC East.
LSU football record prediction: 9-3
The Tigers should be vastly improved this season, but their season could be defined by three games in particular – Florida, at Alabama, and Texas A&M.
Mississippi State football record prediction: 5-7
The Bulldogs enter year two of the Mike Leach era but could see some struggles once again with a tough road ahead headlined by trips to Memphis, Texas A&M, and Auburn, as well as LSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss at home.
Missouri football record prediction: 6-6
Missouri could be another sleeper team in the SEC East led by quarterback Connor Bazelak, and could potentially enter their October 16 home matchup against Texas A&M at either 5-1 or 6-0.
Ole Miss football record prediction: 8-4
Entering year two under Lane Kiffin, the Rebels offense will be electric, but the strength of their defense may be the deciding factor in big games against Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M.
South Carolina football record prediction: 4-8
The Gamecocks enter year one under new head coach Shane Beamer and may struggle with four games scheduled against preseason Top 15 teams, as well as home games against Kentucky and Auburn.
Tennessee football record prediction: 5-7
Josh Heupel comes to Knoxville after a successful tenure at UCF, but may struggle in year one with the Volunteers with trips to Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Missouri.
Texas A&M football record prediction: 10-2
The Aggies are a popular pick to finish second in the SEC West, but replacing quarterback Kellen Mond will be key, especially in games at LSU and Alabama visiting College Station.
Vanderbilt football record prediction: 3-9
Not having a winning season since 2013, Vanderbilt could struggle once again this season under new head coach Clark Lea.
The SEC could see changes this season, but the end result come December should be the same – a showdown between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta for the SEC Championship.