The wait, speculation, and predictions are over as the SEC released the 2012 schedule.

There are some surprises, some unfairness, and some really good breaks that were divvied out by the SEC. So get your hotel reservations ready for 2012 with the addition of two new places in the SEC to travel. The SEC let the two new teams both play at home for their first SEC game, and they both drew traditional powers in the east. Texas A&M opens their SEC play against the Florida Gators at home, and the Missouri Tigers get a visit from the Georgia Bulldogs on September 8th to open league play. We have broken down the schedule below, and have some must watch games that will be highlighted at the bottom.

Alabama

9.15 @ Arkansas

9.29 Ole Miss

10.13 @ Missouri

10.20 @ Tennessee

10.27 Mississippi State

11.3 @ LSU

11.10 Texas A&M

11.24 Auburn

Arkansas

9.15 Alabama

9.29 vs. Texas A&M

10.6 @ Auburn

10.13 Kentucky

10.27 Ole Miss

11.10 @ South Carolina

11.17 @ Mississippi State

11.24 LSU

Auburn

9.8 @ Mississippi State

9.22 LSU

10.6 Arkansas

10.13 @ Ole Miss

10.20 @ Vanderbilt

10.27 Texas A&M

11.10 Georgia

11.24 @ Alabama

Florida

9.8 @ Texas A&M

9.15 @ Tennessee

9.22 @ Kentucky

10.6 LSU

10.13 @ Vanderbilt

10.20 South Carolina

10.27 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)

11.3 Missouri

Georgia

9.8 @ Missouri 

9.22 Vanderbilt

9.29 Tennessee

10.6 @ South Carolina

10.20 @ Kentucky

10.27 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

11.3 Ole Miss

11.10 Auburn

Kentucky

9.22 @ Florida

9.29 South Carolina

10.6 Mississippi State

10.13 @ Arkansas

10.20 Georgia

10.27 @ Missouri

11.3 Vanderbilt

11.24 @ Tennessee

LSU

9.22 @ Auburn

10.6 @ Florida

10.13 South Carolina

10.20 @ Texas A&M

11.3 Alabama

11.10 Mississippi State

11.17 Ole Miss

11.24 Arkansas

Ole Miss

9.29 @ Alabama

10.6 Texas A&M

10.13 Auburn

10.27 @ Arkansas

11.3 @ Georgia

11.10 Vanderbilt

11.17 @ LSU

11.24 Mississippi State

Mississippi State

9.8 Auburn

10.6 @ Kentucky

10.13 Tennessee

10.27 @ Alabama

11.3 Texas A&M

11.10 @ LSU

11.17 Arkansas

11.24 @ Ole Miss

Missouri

9.8 Georgia

9.22 @ South Carolina

10.6 Vanderbilt

10.13 Alabama

10.27 Kentucky

11.3 @ Florida

11.10 @ Tennessee

11.24 @ Texas A&M

South Carolina

8.30 @ Vanderbilt

9.22 Missouri

9.29 @ Kentucky

10.6 Georgia

10.13 @ LSU

10.20 @ Florida

10.27 Tennessee

11.10 Arkansas

Tennessee

9.15 Florida

9.29 @ Georgia

10.13 @ Mississippi State

10.20 Alabama

10.27 @ South Carolina

11.10 Missouri

11.17 @ Vanderbilt

11.24 Kentucky

Texas A&M

9.8 Florida

9.29 vs. Arkansas

10.6 @ Ole Miss

10.20 LSU

10.27 @ Auburn

11.3 @ Mississippi State

11.10 @ Alabama

11.24 Missouri

Vanderbilt

8.30 South Carolina

9.22 @ Georgia

10.6 @ Missouri

10.13 Florida

10.20 Auburn

11.3 @ Kentucky

11.10 @ Ole Miss

11.17 Tennessee

 

Now here is what to watch for week by week.

 8.30.12

South Carolina @ Vanderbilt, Great way to kick off the college football season.

9.8.2012

Florida @ Texas A&M, Welcome to the SEC A&M.

Georgia @ Missouri, UGA fans will defiantly make this trip.

9.15.2012

Alabama @ Arkansas, An early battle for the West.

Florida @ Tennessee, A game that might seal Dooley’s fate at Tennessee.

9.22.2012

Vanderbilt @ Georgia, James Franklin will see where his Dores’ stand in the first two SEC games.

Missouri @ South Carolina, Missouri makes their first road trip in the SEC.

9.29.2012

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, Should be a great game and help determine where Texas A&M fits in the west standings.

10.6.2012

LSU @ Florida, In a game that good be an SEC Championship Game rematch later in the year.

Georgia @ South Carolina, A battle for the East.

10.13.2012

Alabama @ Missouri, Missouri will get a taste of SEC football in this one.

South Carolina @ LSU, The Gamecocks have a tough October and this one is a reason why.

10.20.2012

Alabama @ Tennessee, The Third Week in October.

LSU @ Texas A&M, This game rekindles an old rivalry.

10.27.2012

Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, The World’s Largest Cocktail Party.

11.3.2012

Alabama @ LSU, The western division champion should come from this game.

11.10.2012

Georgia @ Auburn, The south’s oldest rivalry held strong with the additions.

11.17.2012

Tennessee @ Vanderbilt, In a game that James Franklin is looking forward to.

11.24.2012

Auburn @ Alabama, The Iron Bowl

LSU @ Arkansas, May be the final factor for the western division crown.

Missouri @ Texas A&M, The Big 12 foes will meet in the SEC in year one.