Ranking 2024 SEC Schedules, from Easiest to Hardest

Texas A&M football is lucky to end up with one of the more relaxed slates in the conference this upcoming year.
Jul 10, 2017; Hoover, AL, USA; The Southeastern Conference logo is shown on the Hyatt Regency
Jul 10, 2017; Hoover, AL, USA; The Southeastern Conference logo is shown on the Hyatt Regency / Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
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SEC 2024 Schedules: 2nd Toughest - South Carolina

The Gamecocks are another team that just can't catch a break schedule-wise recently. They open up with Old Dominion, which should be an easy win, but have to visit Kentucky in week 2. Shane Beamer has notched a 2-1 record against the Wildcats, but wins have not come easily for the Gamecocks up in Lexington since Stoops got things rolling up there.

Week 3 sees the Gamecocks host LSU—I actually think this is a tough spot for the Tigers, and a win here would build a lot of confidence for the folks in Columbia ahead of a tough stretch. Still, they won't be favored when game time rolls around.

The lowly Akron Zips visit for game four before the Gamecocks nab a bye week. Coming out of that break, they host the Ole Miss Rebels before embarking on maybe the most odiously difficult back to back conference road game slate that any team will face next season: at Alabama and at Oklahoma.

They'll mercifully have yet another bye to look forward to after that grueling couple of games, but return to action against Texas A&M football. The last four weeks have two easy wins at Vandy and home against Wofford, but they also host Missouri (who will admittedly be facing them between a home game against Oklahoma and a road game against Mississippi State) and close the season at Clemson.

The first time the Gamecocks haven't squared off with Georgia in forever, and they still manage to draw Alabama. Just brutal. Even if they pull off a couple of upsets to start off 4-0, they could still end at only 6-6—and that's if they beat Kentucky and LSU!