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SEC football schedules for 2019 season

With SEC Football Media Days out of the way, the start of the college football season is less than a month away. So here’s a look at the schedules for the 14 teams.

Alabama

  • Aug. 31 - vsDuke
  • Sept. 7 - New Mexico State
  • Sept. 14 - @South Carolina
  • Sept. 21 - Southern Miss
  • Sept. 28 - Ole Miss
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - @Texas A&M
  • Oct. 19 - Tennessee
  • Oct. 26 - Arkansas
  • Nov. 2- Open
  • Nov. 9 - LSU
  • Nov. 16 - @MIssissippi State
  • Nov. 23 - Western Carolina
  • Nov. 30 - @Auburn

Arkansas

  • Aug. 31 - Portland State
  • Sept. 7 - @Ole Miss
  • Sept. 14 - Colorado State
  • Sept. 21 - San Jose State
  • Sept. 28 - vsTexas A&M
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - @Kentucky
  • Oct. 19 - Auburn
  • Oct. 26 - @Alabama
  • Nov. 2 - Mississippi State
  • Nov. 9 - Western Kentucky
  • Nov. 16 - Open
  • Nov. 23 - @LSU
  • Nov. 30 - Missouri

Auburn

  • Aug. 31 - vsOregon
  • Sept. 7 - Tulane
  • Sept. 14 - Kent State
  • Sept. 21 - @Texas A&M
  • Sept. 28 - Mississippi State
  • Oct. 5 - @Florida
  • Oct. 12 - Open
  • Oct. 19 - @Arkansas
  • Oct. 26 - @LSU
  • Nov. 2 - Ole Miss
  • Nov. 9 - Open
  • Nov. 16 - Georgia
  • Nov. 23 - Samford
  • Nov. 30 - Alabama

Florida

  • Aug. 24 - vsMiami
  • Sept. 7 - UT Martin
  • Sept. 14 - @Kentucky
  • Sept. 21 - Tennessee
  • Sept. 28 - Towson
  • Oct. 5 - Auburn
  • Oct. 12 - @LSU
  • Oct. 19 - @South Carolina
  • Oct. 26 - Open
  • Nov. 2 - vsGeorgia
  • Nov. 9 - Vanderbilt
  • Nov. 16 - @Missouri
  • Nov. 23 - Open
  • Nov. 30 - Florida State

Georgia

  • Aug. 31 - @Vanderbilt
  • Sept. 7 - Murray State
  • Sept. 14 - Arkansas State
  • Sept. 21 - Notre Dame
  • Sept. 28 - Open
  • Oct. 5 - @Tennessee
  • Oct. 12 - South Carolina
  • Oct. 19 - Kentucky
  • Oct. 26 - Open
  • Nov. 2 - vsFlorida
  • Nov. 9 - Missouri
  • Nov. 16 - @Auburn
  • Nov. 23 - Texas A&M
  • Nov. 30 - @Georgia Tech

Kentucky

  • Aug. 31 - Toledo
  • Sept. 7 - Eastern Michigan
  • Sept. 14 - Florida
  • Sept. 21 - @Mississppi State
  • Sept. 28 - @South Carolina
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - Arkansas
  • Oct. 19 - @Georgia
  • Oct. 26 - Missouri
  • Nov. 2 - Open
  • Nov. 9 - Tennessee
  • Nov. 16 - @Vanderbilt
  • Nov. 23 - UT Martin
  • Nov. 30 - Louisville

LSU

  • Aug. 31 - Georgia Southern
  • Sept. 7 - @Texas
  • Sept. 14 - Northwestern State
  • Sept. 21 - @Vanderbilt
  • Sept. 28 - Open
  • Oct. 5 - Utah State
  • Oct. 12 - Florida
  • Oct. 19 - @Mississippi State
  • Oct. 26 - Auburn
  • Nov. 2 - Open
  • Nov. 9 - @Alabama
  • Nov. 16 - @Ole Miss
  • Nov. 23 - Arkansas
  • Nov. 30 - Texas A&M

Ole Miss

  • Aug. 31 - @Memphis
  • Sept. 7 - Arkansas
  • Sept. 14 - SE Louisiana
  • Sept. 21 - California
  • Sept. 28 - @Alabama
  • Oct. 5 - Vanderbilt
  • Oct. 12 - @Missouri
  • Oct. 19 - Texas A&M
  • Oct. 26 - Open
  • Nov. 2 - @Auburn
  • Nov. 9 - New Mexico State
  • Nov. 16 - LSU
  • Nov. 23 - Open
  • Nov. 28 - @Mississippi State

Mississippi State

  • Aug. 31 - vsLouisiana
  • Sept. 7 - Southern Miss
  • Sept. 14 - Kansas State
  • Sept. 21 - Kentucky
  • Sept. 28 - @Auburn
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - @Tennessee
  • Oct. 19 - LSU
  • Oct. 26 - @Texas A&M
  • Nov. 2 - @Arkansas
  • Nov. 9 - Open
  • Nov. 16 - Alabama
  • Nov. 23 - Abilene Christian
  • Nov. 28 - Ole Miss

Missouri

  • Aug. 31 - @Wyoming
  • Sept. 7 - West Virginia
  • Sept. 14 - SE Missouri State
  • Sept. 21 - South Carolina
  • Sept. 28 - Open
  • Oct. 5 - Troy
  • Oct. 12 - Ole Miss
  • Oct. 19 - @Vanderbilt
  • Oct. 26 - @Kentucky
  • Nov. 2 - Open
  • Nov. 9 - @Georgia
  • Nov. 16 - Florida
  • Nov. 23 - Tennessee
  • Nov. 30 - @Arkansas

South Carolina

  • Aug. 31 - vsNorth Carolina
  • Sept. 7 - Charleston Southern
  • Sept. 14 - Alabama
  • Sept. 21 - @Missouri
  • Sept. 28 - Kentucky
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - @Georgia
  • Oct. 19 - Florida
  • Oct. 26 - @Tennessee
  • Nov. 2 - Vanderbilt
  • Nov. 9 - Appalachian State
  • Nov. 16 - @Texas A&M
  • Nov. 23 - Open
  • Nov. 30 - Clemson

Tennessee

  • Aug. 31 - Georgia State
  • Sept. 7 - BYU
  • Sept. 14 - Chattanooga
  • Sept. 21 - @Florida
  • Sept. 28 - Open
  • Oct. 5 - Georgia
  • Oct. 12 - Mississippi State
  • Oct. 19 - @Alabama
  • Oct. 26 - South Carolina
  • Nov. 2 - UAB
  • Nov. 9 - @Kentucky
  • Nov. 16 - Open
  • Nov. 23 - @Missouri
  • Nov. 30 - Vanderbilt

Texas A&M

  • Aug. 29 - Texas State
  • Sept. 7 - @Clemson
  • Sept. 14 - Lamar
  • Sept. 21 - Auburn
  • Sept. 28 - vsArkansas
  • Oct. 5 - Open
  • Oct. 12 - Alabama
  • Oct. 19 - @Ole Miss
  • Oct. 26 - Mississippi State
  • Nov. 2 - UTSA
  • Nov. 9 - Open
  • Nov. 16 - South Carolina
  • Nov. 23 - @Georgia
  • Nov. 30 - @LSU

Vanderbilt

  • Aug. 31 - Georgia
  • Sept. 7 - @Purdue
  • Sept. 14 - Open
  • Sept. 21 - LSU
  • Sept. 28 - Northern Illinois
  • Oct. 5 - @Ole Miss
  • Oct. 12 - UNLV
  • Oct. 19 - Missouri
  • Oct. 26 - Open
  • Nov. 2 - @South Carolina
  • Nov. 9 - @Florida
  • Nov. 16 - Kentucky
  • Nov. 23 - East Tennessee State
  • Nov. 30 - @Tennessee

The SEC Championship game is scheduled for Dec. 7 in Atlanta.

SEC media predictions

First place votes in parenthesis.

Western Division

  • 1) Alabama (253)
  • 2) LSU (5)
  • 3) Texas A&M
  • 4) Auburn (1)
  • 5) Mississippi State (1)
  • 6) Ole Miss
  • 7) Arkansas

Eastern Division

  • 1) Georgia (233)
  • 2) Florida (21)
  • 3) Missouri (3)
  • 4) South Carolina (1)
  • 5) Tennessee (1)
  • 6) Kentucky (1)
  • 7) Vanderbilt

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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