Published June 17, 2013 - 2:10pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Previous Schedule Articles:
- Ranking the SEC schedules by strength of schedule
- Ranking the SEC’s non-conference schedule
- August/September’s toughest schedules
- August/September’s easiest schedules
- October’s toughest schedules
- October’s easiest schedules
- November’s toughest schedules
- November’s easiest schedules
- SEC West’s toughest three-game stretches
Every SEC schedule features a rough three-game stretch that will present a survival of the fittest-type challenge, and we’ll rank the toughest three-game stretches in the coming days.
But for now, here’s a look at each SEC East team’s toughest three-game stretch:
- Nov. 2 – vs. Georgia
- Nov. 9 – Vanderbilt
- Nov. 16 – at South Carolina
Buzz: November is a brutal month for Florida. Not only do Georgia, Vanderbilt and South Carolina come calling, but FSU also awaits on November 30th.
- Aug. 31 – at Clemson
- Sept. 7 – South Carolina
- Sept. 21 – North Texas
Buzz: Georgia has a brutal opening two weeks but will find relief when North Texas comes to Athens the third week. Georgia’s schedule is very manageable, but the beginning is tough as nails.
- Sept. 28 – Florida
- Oct. 5 – at South Carolina
- Oct. 12 – Alabama
Buzz: Kentucky arguably has the toughest three-game schedule of any team in the SEC. Florida, South Carolina and Alabama is just brutal, and playing the three in consecutive weeks is awful.
- Oct. 12 – at Georgia
- Oct. 19 – Florida
- Oct. 26 – South Carolina
Buzz: Missouri has a nasty SEC East three-game draw, featuring a road trip to Georgia and hosting both Florida and South Carolina in consecutive weeks.
- Nov. 16 – Florida
- Nov. 23 – Coastal Carolina
- Nov. 30 – Clemson
Buzz: South Carolina’s schedule is the most favorable of the SEC East powers, and hosting Florida and Clemson with Coastal Carolina sandwiched in between makes it manageable.
- Oct. 19 – South Carolina
- Oct. 26 – at Alabama
- Nov. 2 – at Missouri
Buzz: Tennessee has a brutal schedule overall, but the three toughest games come in consecutive weeks with a home game against South Carolina and back-to-back road trips to Alabama and Missouri.
- Oct. 19 – Georgia
- Oct. 26 – at Texas A&M
- Nov. 9 – at Florida
Buzz: Vanderbilt has a favorable schedule overall, but hosting Georgia and back-to-back road trips to Texas A&M and Florida will make it tough for the Dores to steal any of the three.
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