4 SEC programs ranked as having easiest non-conference schedules for 2019
For all the talk about how tough the SEC regular season schedule is, some non-conference schedules are usually light.
For 2019 specifically, ESPN’s Chris Low recently ranked the 10 easiest non-conference schedules. Four SEC programs were listed: Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee.
It’s notable that Low ranked Baylor as having the easiest non-conference schedule in the country.
Although the College Football Selection committee will certainly take note, it’s unlikely to affect these teams’ bowl positioning, assuming they take care of business. Of the four, only Alabama is the real CFP contender, too.
Arkansas likely has the easiest non-conference schedule of the four SEC programs, but it’s also worth noting that Michigan backed out of the game in 2019:
Four SEC schools made ESPN's Top 10 Easiest Non-Conference Schedules this year. Will schedule strength hurt these four teams once we get to bowl season? pic.twitter.com/iZfso7NMXI
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 21, 2019