We’re talking true road games.
Not neutral site games. Not games played in the vicinity of somebody’s campus.
We’re talking games played in the other guy’s ball park and all that comes with.
How teams survive those 4-5 games is usually a big indicator of how they going to fare in the Southeastern Conference.
So we wrote down everybody’s true road schedule and ranked them 1-14 based on degree of difficulty. Opinions differ and that’s fine. Let me know where you think I’m wrong.
Note that five teams in the SEC (Mississippi State, South Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt) are playing five road games instead of four because of a non-conference game on the road. That was certainly taken into consideration in the rankings. The neutral site games in September (Alabama-Louisville in Orlando, etc.) were not a factor in our rankings.
Again note that conference games played on a neutral site (Georgia-Florida in Jacksonville, Arkansas-Texas A&M at Arlington) were also not considered in the road rankings.
Here you go. The number of true road games is in parentheses:
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