Schedule dominoes are beginning to fall across college football ahead of the 2020 season as Power 5 conferences rush to get things sorted out prior to September. Three weeks after the Pac-12 and Big Ten were the first to announce a move to a league-only slate this fall, the ACC revealed its updated scheduling plan on Wednesday, a 10-game plus one idea that includes a single non-conference game of each program’s choosing — under the guideline the contest must be played in the home state of the ACC institution.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has made it clear this month no decisions being made nationally will affect what his league will do, but 247Sports analyst Brandon Marcello reported this week the latest announcement could force the SEC’s hand. The Big 12, ACC and SEC were actively working to salvage what they could of respective non-conference schedules earlier this month, but that plan appears to be altered a bit.
“We’re in constant communication,” one SEC administrator told 247Sports on Wednesday.
Should the SEC choose to follow suit this week and move to a “plus one” scheduling plan, there are several conference matchups on our wishlist we’d like to see added to the 2020 schedule. In no particular order, here’s a glance at potential games that would yield intriguing storylines in the SEC: