2023 SEC Football Schedule Released Tuesday
Vanderbilt will once again kick off the season for the SEC, hosting Hawaii in Week 0 on August 26, 2023. LSU and Florida State will play a rematch on Sunday, September 3, this time in Orlando, Florida. The rest of the league is scheduled to start play on September 2.
SEC teams already know their conference opponents for next year, including their six divisional opponents, their permanent rival and the rotating crossover opponent.
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The rotating cross pairs are Alabama-Kentucky, Arkansas-Florida, Auburn-Vanderbilt, LSU-Missouri, Ole Miss-Georgia, Mississippi State-South Carolina and Tennessee-Texas A&M. SEC West teams will travel to their Eastern opponents in this rotation.
The permanent crossover pairs are Alabama-Tennessee, Arkansas-Missouri, Auburn-Georgia, LSU-Florida, Ole Miss-Vanderbilt, Mississippi State-Kentucky and South Carolina-Texas A&M.
The SEC recently asked Georgia and Tennessee to cancel future games with new member Oklahoma. The Bulldogs and Sooners were scheduled to play in 2023, and the Sooners and Volunteers in 2024, but a back-and-forth would have taken place after Oklahoma and Texas considered joining the SEC. Alabama will still host Texas on September 9, 2023 to end the home and home series.