A number of SEC teams have played intriguing nonconference games in recent years. Alabama began last season against Michigan at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In 2011, LSU played Oregon at Cowboys Stadium, and Georgia played Boise State in Atlanta.
This season's schedule will also include SEC teams playing uncommon opponents at unfamiliar venues. While these made-for-television games usually take place early in the season, strength of schedule is always a factor at the end of the season, when computerized number crunching plays a role in determining who will compete for the BCS championship.
In this slideshow we will look at the nonconference schedules for each SEC team and then rank them based on the projected strength of the opponents, with each opponent receiving a rating between 1-100.