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The toughest and easiest SEC home and road schedules for 2017

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THE SEC’S EASIEST HOME SCHEDULE: Georgia

The skinny: The Bulldogs welcome in Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri and South Carolina. Uhhh, that is not a daunting home schedule. At all. Only UK among those teams had a winning record last season – and the Wildcats finished 7-6.
Also considered: South Carolina has Kentucky, Arkansas and Vanderbilt; those three are winnable. But there’s also Florida, and that is a bit more difficult.

THE SEC’S EASIEST ROAD SCHEDULE: Florida

The skinny: The Gators have just three SEC road games: Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina. While the Mizzou and South Carolina games are on back-to-back weekends in early November, you can’t ask for much better in the SEC.
Also considered: Missouri has Kentucky, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Arkansas. That isn’t that tough. Then again, on paper, Mizzou doesn’t look that good – and could lose each one.

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THE EASIEST DIVISION CROSSOVER SCHEDULE: Ole Miss

The skinny: The Rebels miss Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, as well as Missouri and South Carolina from the East. The two crossover opponents are Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Others considered were Arkansas (crossover games against Missouri and South Carolina) and Kentucky (Ole Miss and Mississippi State), who also have it relatively easy.

THE TOUGHEST DIVISION CROSSOVER SCHEDULE: Tennessee

The skinny: The Vols get Alabama and LSU, with the Tide on the road. Gulp. Others considered were LSU and Florida. LSU has Florida and Tennessee, both on the road; Florida has LSU and Texas A&M – but both are at home, at least.

(You can follow Mike Huguenin on Twitter @Mike Huguenin)

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