Published June 18, 2013 - 10:45amNEW: 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 East toughest three-game stretches
Every SEC schedule features a rough three-game stretch that will present a survival of the fittest challenge, and we’ll rank the toughest three-game stretches in the coming days.
But for now, here’s a look at each SEC West team’s toughest three-game stretch – and yes, Alabama cannot play Alabama:
- Aug. 31 – vs. Virginia Tech
- Sept. 14 – at Texas A&M
- Sept. 21 – Colorado State
Buzz: Alabama’s schedule is favorable overall, but the first two games against Virginia Tech and Texas A&M will test the Tide as they make another run at a championship.
- Oct. 5 – at Florida
- Oct. 12 – South Carolina
- Oct. 19 – at Alabama
Buzz: The Razorbacks have a gutless four-game stretch in the middle of the schedule, and the three against Florida, South Carolina and Alabama are downright nasty.
- Nov. 9 – at Tennessee
- Nov. 16 – Georgia
- Nov. 30 – Alabama
Buzz: Auburn’s three-game stretch against Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama is brutal, but a bye week between the Bulldogs and Tide will give the Tigers a chance to regroup before playing in the Iron Bowl.
- Nov. 9 – at Alabama
- Nov. 23 – Texas A&M
- Nov. 29 – Arkansas
Buzz: LSU’s three-toughest games fall in the last half of the season, with a road game to Tuscaloosa and hosting both Texas A&M and rival Arkansas. What a nasty stretch.
- Nov. 2 – at South Carolina
- Nov. 9 – at Texas A&M
- Nov. 16 – Alabama
Buzz: Much like LSU’s back-loaded schedule, MSU plays a nasty three-game stretch featuring two road games to South Carolina and Texas A&M while hosting Alabama. That’s just brutal.
- Sept. 28 – at Alabama
- Oct. 5 – at Auburn
- Oct. 12 – Texas A&M
Buzz: Ole Miss’ toughest three-game stretch features trips to Alabama and Auburn before hosting Texas A&M. That is three consecutive weeks of madness.
- Sept. 14 – Alabama
- Oct. 21 – SMU
- Sept. 28 – at Arkansas
Buzz: Texas A&M’s overall schedule sets up favorably, and Alabama, SMU and Arkansas provide the toughest three-game stretch.
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