SEC’s 2025 schedule format features 8-game conference slate

It just means more in the Southeastern Conference.

The SEC announced its 2025 football scheduling format on Wednesday and revealed that each team “will play eight conference games plus one required opponent from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 or major independent” much like in the upcoming 2024 season.

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2024 will be a major year for the SEC. It will be the first with Oklahoma and Texas joining the conference from the Big 12, and it will also be the first year that the conference does away with divisions.

“We continue to monitor changes across college sports as they relate to future scheduling,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey stated in a release. “Continuing with our current format for the 2025 season provides additional time to understand the impact of the changes happening around us as we determine the appropriate long-term plan for SEC football scheduling.”

The SEC Presidents and Chancellors followed a recommendation from conference athletics directors and approved the 2025 schedule format, according to a release.

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Sankey and the SEC formatted it in a way that teams will play the same opponents in 2024 that they will in 2025, only the site will be changed to ensure “equal home and away competition over the course of the two seasons,” according to a release.

The SEC’s full schedule “will be announced at a later time,” according to a release.