SEC releases 2022 schedule, and here are the rotating divisional matchups
Billy Jones • 9/22/2021 in Football
We will be evaluating some of the fascinating cross-divisional matchups to expect next season.
Photo credits to the Southeastern Conference
The Southeastern Conference released the football schedules for every team in 2022, and it's one with few surprises.
No teams faced dramatic changes to their schedules. The SEC certainly gave fans its fair share of exciting cross-divisional games to watch outside of the normal conference schedules.
Of course, these schedules could be thrown out the window due to the possibility of Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference as soon as next season should their entrance be moved up for legal or money reasons.
South Carolina and Arkansas will resume and old rivalry on September 10th. The teams have plenty of history as the SEC had them play as cross-divisional opponents from 1992 to 2014. Arkansas leads the series 13-10.
Vanderbilt will play at Alabama, marking the first matchup between the teams since the Crimson Tide won in Nashville by a score of 59-0 in 2017.
Ole Miss will host Kentucky in what should be an interesting game. They played last year, in the COVID season, when Ole Miss won a shootout in Lexington by a 42-41 score.
Texas A&M and Florida will play for the fourth time since the Aggies joined the conference. Last year’s 41-38 affair was memorable but the Aggies kept Florida out of the SEC Championship.
The Battle of the Bulldogs will commence as Georgia will play at Mississippi State to see an exciting contrast of styles between Mike Leach’s air raid against Kirby Smart’s tough defense.
Tennessee will make their first visit to Death Valley since the infamous 2010 game where a “too many men on the field” penalty gave LSU another chance to beat the Vols--which it did.
Tigers will battle on the plains as Auburn and Missouri will play out a rematch of the 2013 season when Tre Mason rushed for over 300 yards to send Auburn to the national championship game.
There should be a lot of excitement about cross-divisional games next year.