Blog commenting on only 2 inter-conference games (Tenn. vs UCLA; UGA vs. ASU) this fall between the SEC and PAC 10:
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"The SEC football schedule is out: Only two Pac-10 games (booooo!)
By Jon Wilner
Monday, April 21st, 2008 at 9:45 am in Arizona State, Pac 10, SEC football, UCLA. Got an email a week or two ago from the SEC home office with the ‘08 football schedule attached. I took a look, hoping beyond hope that we’d see a bevy of SEC vs. Pac-10 matchups.
And of course, I was disappointed. I guess it could be worse: The conferences could easily have missed each other completely.
But given the intersectional rivalry that has developed lately (thanks, Les), how great would it have been for the leagues to hook up four or five times?
(Maybe not great for the Pac-10, which could experience a but of a dip in the fall, while the SEC should be its usual killer self.)
So what we’re left with is one pretty good SEC/Pac-10 game and one potentially huge SEC/Pac-10 game.
Pretty good: Sept. 1: Tennessee at UCLA.
I’m not sure how good the Bruins will be with a new offense to learn and a rebuilt defense. Best guess is that they’re middle of the Pac.
Tennessee is always solid, and you have to give the Vols credit — they’re the only SEC team that regularly schedules intersectional series with BCS schools (Notre Dame, Cal, UCLA, etc.).
Potentially huge: Sept. 20: Georgia at Arizona State.
Georgia figures to open the season in the top-three, possibly at No. 1, while Arizona State should be top-15 or so. The game could have BCS implications.
Georgia will have played Georgia Southern, Central Michigan and South Carolina (road), so the Dawgs could very well enter the game undefeated and No. 1.
ASU once again opens with a handful of home games: Northern Arizona, Stanford, UNLV and then Georgia. So the Sun Devils probably will be undefeated (and in the top 10) when the Dawgs come visiting.
(Then things get tough for the Devils: at Cal, at USC, Oregon, at Oregon State.)"