How Auburn football's future schedules could look when Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC
The Sooners and the Longhorns are coming over, so here are 10 schedule formats to consider — from the best solutions all the way to the boldest suggestions.
Some might not know that when Auburn became a charter member of the SEC in 1932, it was a 13-team league. By 1967, it went down to 10, as Sewanee, Georgia Tech and Tulane all left for vastly different reasons.
For the next 23 years, the SEC was a 10-team conference. In 1990, the SEC invited both the Southwest Conference’s Arkansas and the ACC’s South Carolina to join. For the next 22 years, the SEC was at 12 teams, split across two divisions. In 2012, Missouri and Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC to get it to its current size of 14 schools.
It doesn’t look like it’s going to take multiple decades for the SEC to expand yet again.
Last Wednesday, a bombshell was dropped by the Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman, who reported that both Oklahoma and Texas had contacted the SEC about joining the league. Over the next several days, that one report turned into a widely confirmed and even further extended reality — the Sooners and the Longhorns were leaving the Big 12. On…