Life in the SEC West is a constant grind of tough opponents, but Auburn will take that to another level in 2014.
Head coach Gus Malzahn and his Tigers will look to repeat as SEC champions with one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedules in all of college football.
This year's slate includes a rare Thursday night road trip to an unfamiliar foe, a pair of home games against tough conference title contenders, trips to both under-the-radar Mississippi schools and the first all-road edition of Auburn's "Amen Corner."
When you are hoping to finish your season back at the biggest stage of them all, the national championship game, each loss could be fatal to your hopes. But all losses are not created equal in college football, and that rings true for Auburn's 2014 schedule.
Here is a look at five games that could effectively ruin the Tigers' dreams of repeating as SEC champions and grabbing a spot in the first College Football Playoff. Let me know in the comments section which one of these losses you think would be the worst for Auburn's 2014 season.