The SEC joined the Big Ten and the Pac-12 in moving to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020-21 college football season Thursday, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
The SEC will now play a 10-game conference schedule and moved its conference championship weekend to Dec. 19. That move contradicts the ACC’s scheduling model, which left room for a plus-one outside of 10 conference games.
For the SEC, that means each team lost four nonconference games. That included some traditional ACC-SEC season-ending rivalries such as Kentucky-Louisville, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina and Georgia-Georgia Tech. Those are staples of rivalry week.
Alabama’s opener at Jerry World against USC on Sept. 5 had already been wiped out, but the Crimson Tide will not have another nonconference opponent in that matchup. Big-ticket matchups with the Big 12, including Tennessee-Oklahoma and LSU-Texas, also were canceled.
Here is a look at the nonconference schedule each SEC schools loses as a result of the conference-only model:
SEC football games cancelled for 2020
Sept. 5: vs. USC (Arlington, Texas) Sept. 12: vs. Georgia State Sept. 26: vs. Kent State Nov. 14: vs. Tennessee-Martin
Sept. 5: vs. Nevada Sept. 12: at Notre Dame Oct. 3: vs. Charleston-Southern Nov. 21: vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Sept. 5: vs. Alcorn State Sept. 12: vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) Sept. 26: vs. Southern Miss Nov. 14: vs. UMass
Sept. 5: vs. Eastern Washington Sept. 19: vs. South Alabama Nov. 21: vs. New Mexico State Nov. 28: at Florida State
Sept. 7: vs. Virginia (Atlanta) Sept. 12: vs. ETSU Sept. 26: vs. Louisiana-Monroe Nov. 28: vs. Georgia Tech
Sept. 3: vs. Eastern Michigan Sept. 19: vs. Kent State Oct. 10: vs. Eastern Illinois Nov. 28: at Louisville
Sept. 5: vs. UTSA Sept. 12: vs. Texas Sept. 19: vs. Rice (Houston) Oct. 3: vs. Nicholls
Sept. 5: vs. New Mexico Sept. 12: at N.C. State Sept. 26: vs. Tulane Nov. 21: vs. Alabama A&M
Sept. 5: vs. Central Arkansas Sept. 26: vs. Eastern Michigan Oct. 10: at BYU Nov. 21: vs. Louisiana
Sept. 6: vs. Baylor (Houston) Sept. 12: vs. Southeast Missouri Oct. 24: vs. UConn Nov. 21: vs. Georgia Southern
Sept. 5: vs. Coastal Carolina Sept. 12: vs. East Carolina Nov. 21: vs. Wofford Nov. 28: at Clemson
Sept. 5: vs. Charlotte Sept. 12: at Oklahoma Sept. 19: vs. Furman Nov. 21: vs. Troy
Sept. 5: vs. Abilene Christian Sept. 12: vs. North Texas Sept. 19: vs. Colorado Oct. 10: vs. Fresno State
Sept. 5: vs. Mercer Sept. 19: at Kansas State Sept. 26: vs. Colorado State Nov. 21: vs. Lousiana Tech