Both Alabama and Georgia will typically have an easier conference schedule than the rest of the conference due to the fact that, well, they don’t play themselves.
Now when you look at Auburn for example, the Tigers not only have to play their regular SEC West schedule.
which obviously includes Alabama, but they also get to play Georgia every year.
There’s the out-of-conference matchups as well. South Carolina always has a tough one with Clemson.
Texas gets its rematch with Alabama. Plus LSU and Florida both play FSU.
5. Auburn Schedule: UMass, at California, Samford, at Texas A&M, Georgia, at LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, at Vanderbilt, at Arkansas, New Mexico State, Alabama
4. South Carolina Schedule: North Carolina (in Charlotte), Furman, at Georgia, Mississippi State, at Tennessee, Florida, at Missouri, at Texas A&M, Jacksonville State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Clemson
3. Kentucky Schedule: Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Akron, at Vanderbilt, Florida, at Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, at Mississippi State, Alabama, at South Carolina, at Louisville
2. Florida Schedule: at Utah, McNeese, Tennessee, Charlotte, at Kentucky, Vanderbilt, at South Carolina, Georgia (in Jacksonville), Arkansas, at LSU, at Missouri, Florida State Cross-divisional games: Arkansas, at LSU
1. Ole Miss Schedule: Mercer, at Tulane, Georgia Tech, at Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, at Auburn, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, at Georgia, UL-Monroe, at Mississippi State