The SEC is slated to start its first wave of September games this weekend and a good start in the first full month of the season is crucial before getting into the heart of the SEC schedule.

South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Arkansas are the only teams that have suffered a loss so far, but which teams can make it though September unscathed and undefeated? We examine the upcoming schedules of the SEC teams who will enter October without a loss.

Alabama Crimson Tide

  • 9/6 vs Florida Atlantic
  • 9/13 vs Southern Miss
  • 9/20 vs Florida
  • 9/27 BYE

The lowdown: Two cupcake opponents greet the Crimson Tide this September. Southern Miss is near the bottom of all FBS teams and FAU is coming off a defensive performance that surrendered nearly 800 total yards to Nebraska. The first and only September challenge for Alabama comes on Sept. 20 when the Florida Gators come into Tuscaloosa. With the quarterback decision likely finalized before this game, there shouldn’t be too many questions about this Alabama team by then. Florida has the talent to hang with Alabama, but the combination of TJ Yeldon and Derrick Henry in the run game, plus the home atmosphere of Bryant-Denny Stadium will be too much for the Gators to handle.

Auburn Tigers

  • 9/6 vs San Jose State
  • 9/18 at No. 20 Kansas State
  • 9/27 vs Louisiana Tech

The lowdown: San Jose State and Louisiana Tech should not provide any issues for Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers. The game to watch will be Auburn’s Thursday night matchup against Kansas State on the road. The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 20, so don’t write this game off immediately. Auburn’s defense will be tested by quarterback Jake Waters and wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Overall, Kansas State’s offensive and defensive lines are very good and this will be a much closer game than people realize as the Wildcats are one of the more underrated teams in the country. Auburn wins, but it’ll be tough.

Georgia Bulldogs

  • 9/13 at No. 21 South Carolina
  • 9/20 vs Troy
  • 9/27 vs Tennessee

The lowdown: Georgia has the toughest September schedule of any SEC team, but the Bulldogs will survive it. Why? Ball control and defense. Behind Todd Gurley and Georgia’s other very talented backs, the Bulldogs can control the ball and win most possession battles. Their physicality on both offense and defense will wear the other teams down. The secondary is so-so, but Georgia’s linebackers are the best in the nation. South Carolina won’t be easy, despite the Gamecocks’ rough season-opener, but Gurley leads them to three wins in September.

LSU Tigers

  • 9/6 vs Sam Houston State
  • 9/13 vs UL Monroe
  • 9/20 vs Mississippi State
  • 9/27 vs New Mexico State

The lowdown: LSU had the benefit of four home games in the month of September with SEC west foe Mississippi State as it’s only real test this month. The Bulldogs are not a team that should be taken lightly and could definitely pull of an upset over LSU with Dak Prescott leading the charge. Honestly, if this game was in Starkville, I’d pick Mississippi State to win. However, the home-field advantage of Tiger Stadium will play a huge role in this game. Going into that stadium and pulling off an upset is incredibly difficult. I like the Bulldogs, but I like the Tigers even more in Baton Rouge.

Ole Miss Rebels

  • 9/6 at Vanderbilt
  • 9/13 vs UL Lafayette
  • 9/27 vs Memphis

The lowdown: Before the season, Vanderbilt looked like a possible trap game for Ole Miss, but after a poor showing against Temple, it’s likely this will be a rout. Ole Miss doesn’t face any real challenge this month with the other two games being home contests against UL Lafayette and Memphis. Hugh Freeze and his team will be undefeated going into their Oct. 4 game against Alabama.

Texas A&M Aggies

  • 9/6 vs Lamar
  • 9/13 vs Rice
  • 9/20 at SMU
  • 9/27 vs Arkansas

The lowdown: The Aggies shocked the world with their huge upset over South Carolina in Columbia to open the season. Moving forward, Texas A&M won’t leave the state of Texas in September, including a neutral-site game against Arkansas at Jerry World. These four opponents will be hard pressed to contain Kenny Hill and the numerous offensive weapons Texas A&M possesses. Arkansas is an improved team from last year, but with holes in the secondary, it’s doubtful the Hogs could present any real challenge for Kevin Sumlin.