In college football, the schedule has as much to do with the success of a team as talent and coaching. Where and when a team plays its rivals can play a big part in whether or not that team plays for hardware later in the season.
The SEC West is the toughest neighborhood in college football, and while the SEC may get knocked on the national scene for scheduling some cupcake out-of-conference competition, nobody doubts the week-in, week-out grind that SEC West teams face from divisional foes.
Which teams have schedules that set up well and which teams have a tough road in 2012? SEC lead blogger Barrett Sallee ranks the SEC West schedules (from easiest to toughest) in this slideshow.