Realignment: Divisions, Pods, & Schedules

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I think the best way to handle such realignment would be 4 Pods that couple each year for a rotating division. This allows you to play every team in the conference within 3 years, maintain only 8 conference games, and keep the SECCG as only 1 game instead of 2.
3 intra-pod games. 4-rotational division pod games. And 1 rotating opponent from the most distant (in time) pod yours will couple with, OR a rotating list of rivals you would play when not in your coupled-pod schedule.

Pod 1:

Tennessee

Vandy

Alabama

Auburn

Pod 2:

Georgia

Florida

Kentucky

South Carolina

Pod 3:

LSU

Ole Miss

Miss St

Mizzou

Pod 4:

Arkansas

Texas A&M

Oklahoma

Texas

The winners of each “coupled-pod” division will play in the SECCG that season.
Year 1:

Pods 1 & 2 make “East” Division

Pods 3 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 2:

Pods 1 & 4 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 3 make “South” Division



Year 3:

Pods 1 & 3 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 4:

Back to Pods 1&2 VS 3&4.



Year 1 example schedule for Tennessee vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn

The three intra-pod games.

4. Florida

5. Georgia

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky

The 4 “coupled-pod” opponents.



8. Mizzou (“most distant pod in rotation” rotating opponent)



Year 2 vs Pod 4

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Kentucky



Year 3 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Arkansas



Year 4 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Ole Miss



Year 5 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkanas



8. South Carolina



Year 6 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas



Year 7 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Miss St



Year 8 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Florida



Year 9 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Oklahoma



Year 10 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. LSU



Year 11 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Georgia



Year 12 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas A&M



Rotation complete.



You would play 3 teams every year and ALL the others at least once every 3 years. You would play ALL the other non-pod SEC teams at least 5 times in a 12-year span.

And this is only with an 8-game SEC schedule. The rotation could be improved with a 9-game schedule at the cost of uneven home/away games.

At current, with the one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating, you play every other SEC team every 6 years. For instance, we just played Arkansas last season and likely won’t see them again until 2026. We play Ole Miss at home this season, but under the current format (maintaining a home & home series) we won’t see them in Knoxville again for 12 years!
Under the format I described, we would have a home & home with every team at least every 4 years, not including the “most distant pod” rotational game.

Take Mizzou in my scenario: By Year 13 we will have played 3 home & home series as non-pod opponents by the time we would play just one home & home as cross-divisional in current format.

In an 8 vs 8 non-pod divisional format even without locked-in cross-division rivals, it would take 8 years to have a home & home with every other team, even if we have 2 cross-division opponents each season.

9-game SEC schedules would be difficult from the standpoint of inability of maintaining equal home vs away schedules.

Ever since realignment happened with A&M and Mizzou I have spent WAY too much time about a 16-team SEC with a pod schedule, lol.
Thoughts? Critiques?
 
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I’d like to see:

SEC North:

Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC South:

Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Miss St
Texas
Texas A&M

Keep cross div, move to 9 conf games.
Arky-LSU
UK-Florida
Mizzou-Texas A&M
OU-Texas
Ole Miss-Miss St
So Car-Georgia
VOLS-Bama (or VOLS-Florida/UK-Bama)
Vandy-Auburn

—OR—

Pod A: VOLS, UK, Vandy, So Car (Appy Pod)
Pod B: UGA, UF, Bama, Auburn (Deep South Pod [or the “tons of rivalries” pod])
Pod C: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arky (MissArkAna Pod)
Pod D: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Mizzou (Big XII Pod)

9 games: 3 in your pod, 2 from each other pod. One home/one away from each pod.

Imo jmo tifwiw etc etc
 
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I think the best way to handle such realignment would be 4 Pods that couple each year for a rotating division. This allows you to play every team in the conference within 3 years, maintain only 8 conference games, and keep the SECCG as only 1 game instead of 2.
3 intra-pod games. 4-rotational division pod games. And 1 rotating opponent from the most distant (in time) pod yours will couple with, OR a rotating list of rivals you would play when not in your coupled-pod schedule.

Pod 1:

Tennessee

Vandy

Alabama

Auburn

Pod 2:

Georgia

Florida

Kentucky

South Carolina

Pod 3:

LSU

Ole Miss

Miss St

Mizzou

Pod 4:

Arkansas

Texas A&M

Oklahoma

Texas

The winners of each “coupled-pod” division will play in the SECCG that season.
Year 1:

Pods 1 & 2 make “East” Division

Pods 3 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 2:

Pods 1 & 4 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 3 make “South” Division



Year 3:

Pods 1 & 3 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 4:

Back to Pods 1&2 VS 3&4.



Year 1 example schedule for Tennessee vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn

The three intra-pod games.

4. Florida

5. Georgia

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky

The 4 “coupled-pod” opponents.



8. Mizzou (“most distant pod in rotation” rotating opponent)



Year 2 vs Pod 4

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Kentucky



Year 3 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Arkansas



Year 4 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Ole Miss



Year 5 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkanas



8. South Carolina



Year 6 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas



Year 7 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Miss St



Year 8 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Florida



Year 9 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Oklahoma



Year 10 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. LSU



Year 11 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Georgia



Year 12 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas A&M



Rotation complete.



You would play 3 teams every year and ALL the others at least once every 3 years. You would play ALL the other non-pod SEC teams at least 5 times in a 12-year span.

And this is only with an 8-game SEC schedule. The rotation could be improved with a 9-game schedule at the cost of uneven home/away games.

At current, with the one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating, you play every other SEC team every 6 years. For instance, we just played Arkansas last season and likely won’t see them again until 2026. We play Ole Miss at home this season, but under the current format (maintaining a home & home series) we won’t see them in Knoxville again for 12 years!
Under the format I described, we would have a home & home with every team at least every 4 years, not including the “most distant pod” rotational game.

Take Mizzou in my scenario: By Year 13 we will have played 3 home & home series as non-pod opponents by the time we would play just one home & home as cross-divisional in current format.

In an 8 vs 8 non-pod divisional format even without locked-in cross-division rivals, it would take 8 years to have a home & home with every other team, even if we have 2 cross-division opponents each season.

9-game SEC schedules would be difficult from the standpoint of inability of maintaining equal home vs away schedules.

Ever since realignment happened with A&M and Mizzou I have spent WAY too much time about a 16-team SEC with a pod schedule, lol.
Thoughts? Critiques?
No way Georgia and Auburn don't play annually. That along with Tennessee-Bama is the whole reason we have permanent cross division rivals.
 
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I’d like to see:

SEC North:

Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC South:

Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Miss St
Texas
Texas A&M

Keep cross div, move to 9 conf games.
Arky-LSU
UK-Florida
Mizzou-Texas A&M
OU-Texas
Ole Miss-Miss St
So Car-Georgia
VOLS-Bama (or VOLS-Florida/UK-Bama)
Vandy-Auburn

—OR—

Pod A: VOLS, UK, Vandy, So Car (Appy Pod)
Pod B: UGA, UF, Bama, Auburn (Deep South Pod [or the “tons of rivalries” pod])
Pod C: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arky (MissArkAna Pod)
Pod D: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Mizzou (Big XII Pod)

9 games: 3 in your pod, 2 from each other pod. One home/one away from each pod.
This exactly. Those thinking they are going to eliminate the cross town rivalry of Texas and Ok, are mistaken. It's most likely built in from the start.
 
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I would be surprised to see all of these teams in the same division.
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Texas
Texas A&M
I suspect they'll just move Alabama and Auburn to the East, move Mizzou to the West and then add OU and Texas to the West. Then do away with permanent cross division rivalries.
 
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Geographically your pods make no sense. why would you jump UT, Vandy, and make UF go to Kentucky? wouldn't is make more sense and be geographically better for team travel and mainly for TV if they were set up by location?

#1 - Mizzu, Kentucky, UT, USCe
#2 - Vandy, UF, UGA, AU
#3 - Bama, LSU, Miss, MS State
#4 - Texas, A&M, Arkansas, OU
 
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Geographically your pods make no sense. why would you jump UT, Vandy, and make UF go to Kentucky? wouldn't is make more sense and be geographically better for team travel and mainly for TV if they were set up by location?

#1 - Mizzu, Kentucky, UT, USCe
#2 - Vandy, UF, UGA, AU
#3 - Bama, LSU, Miss, MS State
#4 - Texas, A&M, Arkansas, OU
Columbia to Columbia? Not geographically close at all.
 
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I’d like to see:

SEC North:

Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC South:

Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Miss St
Texas
Texas A&M

Keep cross div, move to 9 conf games.
Arky-LSU
UK-Florida
Mizzou-Texas A&M
OU-Texas
Ole Miss-Miss St
So Car-Georgia
VOLS-Bama (or VOLS-Florida/UK-Bama)
Vandy-Auburn

—OR—

Pod A: VOLS, UK, Vandy, So Car (Appy Pod)
Pod B: UGA, UF, Bama, Auburn (Deep South Pod [or the “tons of rivalries” pod])
Pod C: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arky (MissArkAna Pod)
Pod D: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Mizzou (Big XII Pod)

9 games: 3 in your pod, 2 from each other pod. One home/one away from each pod.

Imo jmo tifwiw etc etc
Who the hell would ever know who or when they would play each other.
Just stay with two divisions.

East:
KY, TN, SC, GA, FLA, VANDY, A-Burn, ALA
WEST:
MS, MISS, LSU, ARK, MO, TEX, TEX A&M, OK
You could play 6/4 in div and 6/4 out of div a year or something like this.
 
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Here's an idea - if you have 2 divisions, only have division games count towards who wins the division. The only time the cross-divisional games matter is if there's a 3 way tie for first without a clear head to win winner. The cross-divisional games matter for the playoff obviously but it doesn't impact who wins each division (unless there's a 3 way tie)
 
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I think the best way to handle such realignment would be 4 Pods that couple each year for a rotating division. This allows you to play every team in the conference within 3 years, maintain only 8 conference games, and keep the SECCG as only 1 game instead of 2.
3 intra-pod games. 4-rotational division pod games. And 1 rotating opponent from the most distant (in time) pod yours will couple with, OR a rotating list of rivals you would play when not in your coupled-pod schedule.

Pod 1:

Tennessee

Vandy

Alabama

Auburn

Pod 2:

Georgia

Florida

Kentucky

South Carolina

Pod 3:

LSU

Ole Miss

Miss St

Mizzou

Pod 4:

Arkansas

Texas A&M

Oklahoma

Texas

The winners of each “coupled-pod” division will play in the SECCG that season.
Year 1:

Pods 1 & 2 make “East” Division

Pods 3 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 2:

Pods 1 & 4 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 3 make “South” Division



Year 3:

Pods 1 & 3 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 4:

Back to Pods 1&2 VS 3&4.



Year 1 example schedule for Tennessee vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn

The three intra-pod games.

4. Florida

5. Georgia

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky

The 4 “coupled-pod” opponents.



8. Mizzou (“most distant pod in rotation” rotating opponent)



Year 2 vs Pod 4

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Kentucky



Year 3 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Arkansas



Year 4 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Ole Miss



Year 5 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkanas



8. South Carolina



Year 6 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas



Year 7 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Miss St



Year 8 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Florida



Year 9 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Oklahoma



Year 10 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. LSU



Year 11 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Georgia



Year 12 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas A&M



Rotation complete.



You would play 3 teams every year and ALL the others at least once every 3 years. You would play ALL the other non-pod SEC teams at least 5 times in a 12-year span.

And this is only with an 8-game SEC schedule. The rotation could be improved with a 9-game schedule at the cost of uneven home/away games.

At current, with the one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating, you play every other SEC team every 6 years. For instance, we just played Arkansas last season and likely won’t see them again until 2026. We play Ole Miss at home this season, but under the current format (maintaining a home & home series) we won’t see them in Knoxville again for 12 years!
Under the format I described, we would have a home & home with every team at least every 4 years, not including the “most distant pod” rotational game.

Take Mizzou in my scenario: By Year 13 we will have played 3 home & home series as non-pod opponents by the time we would play just one home & home as cross-divisional in current format.

In an 8 vs 8 non-pod divisional format even without locked-in cross-division rivals, it would take 8 years to have a home & home with every other team, even if we have 2 cross-division opponents each season.

9-game SEC schedules would be difficult from the standpoint of inability of maintaining equal home vs away schedules.

Ever since realignment happened with A&M and Mizzou I have spent WAY too much time about a 16-team SEC with a pod schedule, lol.
Thoughts? Critiques?
I like the pod idea, but Pod 3 is garbage outside of LSU
 
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I think the best way to handle such realignment would be 4 Pods that couple each year for a rotating division. This allows you to play every team in the conference within 3 years, maintain only 8 conference games, and keep the SECCG as only 1 game instead of 2.
3 intra-pod games. 4-rotational division pod games. And 1 rotating opponent from the most distant (in time) pod yours will couple with, OR a rotating list of rivals you would play when not in your coupled-pod schedule.

Pod 1:

Tennessee

Vandy

Alabama

Auburn

Pod 2:

Georgia

Florida

Kentucky

South Carolina

Pod 3:

LSU

Ole Miss

Miss St

Mizzou

Pod 4:

Arkansas

Texas A&M

Oklahoma

Texas

The winners of each “coupled-pod” division will play in the SECCG that season.
Year 1:

Pods 1 & 2 make “East” Division

Pods 3 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 2:

Pods 1 & 4 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 3 make “South” Division



Year 3:

Pods 1 & 3 make “East” Division

Pods 2 & 4 make “South” Division



Year 4:

Back to Pods 1&2 VS 3&4.



Year 1 example schedule for Tennessee vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn

The three intra-pod games.

4. Florida

5. Georgia

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky

The 4 “coupled-pod” opponents.



8. Mizzou (“most distant pod in rotation” rotating opponent)



Year 2 vs Pod 4

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Kentucky



Year 3 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Arkansas



Year 4 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Ole Miss



Year 5 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkanas



8. South Carolina



Year 6 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas



Year 7 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. Miss St



Year 8 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Florida



Year 9 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Oklahoma



Year 10 vs Pod 2:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. South Carolina

7. Kentucky



8. LSU



Year 11 vs Pod 4:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. Texas

5. Oklahoma

6. Texas A&M

7. Arkansas



8. Georgia



Year 12 vs Pod 3:

1. Vandy

2. Bama

3. Auburn



4. LSU

5. Ole Miss

6. Miss St

7. Mizzou



8. Texas A&M



Rotation complete.



You would play 3 teams every year and ALL the others at least once every 3 years. You would play ALL the other non-pod SEC teams at least 5 times in a 12-year span.

And this is only with an 8-game SEC schedule. The rotation could be improved with a 9-game schedule at the cost of uneven home/away games.

At current, with the one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating, you play every other SEC team every 6 years. For instance, we just played Arkansas last season and likely won’t see them again until 2026. We play Ole Miss at home this season, but under the current format (maintaining a home & home series) we won’t see them in Knoxville again for 12 years!
Under the format I described, we would have a home & home with every team at least every 4 years, not including the “most distant pod” rotational game.

Take Mizzou in my scenario: By Year 13 we will have played 3 home & home series as non-pod opponents by the time we would play just one home & home as cross-divisional in current format.

In an 8 vs 8 non-pod divisional format even without locked-in cross-division rivals, it would take 8 years to have a home & home with every other team, even if we have 2 cross-division opponents each season.

9-game SEC schedules would be difficult from the standpoint of inability of maintaining equal home vs away schedules.

Ever since realignment happened with A&M and Mizzou I have spent WAY too much time about a 16-team SEC with a pod schedule, lol.
Thoughts? Critiques?
Switch out A&M and Mizzou. LSU'd pod is too light and I think a term of Texas joining the SEC will be not playing A&M each year...
 
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I’d like to see:

SEC North:

Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC South:

Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Miss St
Texas
Texas A&M

Keep cross div, move to 9 conf games.
Arky-LSU
UK-Florida
Mizzou-Texas A&M
OU-Texas
Ole Miss-Miss St
So Car-Georgia
VOLS-Bama (or VOLS-Florida/UK-Bama)
Vandy-Auburn

—OR—

Pod A: VOLS, UK, Vandy, So Car (Appy Pod)
Pod B: UGA, UF, Bama, Auburn (Deep South Pod [or the “tons of rivalries” pod])
Pod C: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arky (MissArkAna Pod)
Pod D: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Mizzou (Big XII Pod)

9 games: 3 in your pod, 2 from each other pod. One home/one away from each pod.

Imo jmo tifwiw etc etc
Might as well rename the SEC title game the Oklahoma Invitational with those divisions.
 
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I’d like to see:

SEC North:

Arkansas
Kentucky
Missouri
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC South:

Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
LSU
Miss St
Texas
Texas A&M

Keep cross div, move to 9 conf games.
Arky-LSU
UK-Florida
Mizzou-Texas A&M
OU-Texas
Ole Miss-Miss St
So Car-Georgia
VOLS-Bama (or VOLS-Florida/UK-Bama)
Vandy-Auburn

—OR—

Pod A: VOLS, UK, Vandy, So Car (Appy Pod)
Pod B: UGA, UF, Bama, Auburn (Deep South Pod [or the “tons of rivalries” pod])
Pod C: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arky (MissArkAna Pod)
Pod D: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Mizzou (Big XII Pod)

9 games: 3 in your pod, 2 from each other pod. One home/one away from each pod.

Imo jmo tifwiw etc etc
LOL. Those are TERRIBLE divisions.
 
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No divisions and no pods. Each school gets 3 permanent rivals (play every year) and rotates through the other 12 (6 per year), for a total of 9 conference games. Here are each school’s permanent rivals:

Alabama: Auburn, Tennessee,Miss St.
Arkansas: Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas A&M
Auburn: Alabama, Georgia, Miss St.
Georgia: Florida, Auburn, South Carolina
Florida: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee
Kentucky: South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Missouri
LSU: A&M, Ole Miss, Texas
Ole Miss: Miss St., LSU, Vanderbilt
Miss St.: Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama
Missouri: Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri,
South Carolina: Kentucky, Florida, Georgia
Tennessee: Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida
Texas: Oklahoma, A&M, LSU
Texas A&M: LSU, Texas, Arkansas
Vanderbilt: Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss
 

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