SEC Scheduling Format Won’t Change

SEC fans better sit tight because changes are not on the horizon.

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva says the ADs in the SEC are not likely to budge on the current scheduling format that currently has six division games, one permanent crossover match-up and a rotating spot for the eighth game.

According to The Advocate, Alleva is confident that nothing will happen anytime soon.

“The ADs will not change their votes. The only hope for change is for the (SEC) presidents to realize it’s not an equitable schedule. They have to have the foresight and wisdom to change it.”

Alleva and LSU head coach Les Miles are wanting to change the eight-game scheduling formula that would eliminate the permanent crossover match-ups and allow for two rotating opponents on the schedule. Per College Football Talk, the simple solution would be to move to a nine-game scheduling format, as the Pac 12 and Big 12 currently use. The Big Ten will move to a nine-game format in 2016. The ACC uses an eight-game conference schedule, not including guaranteed games with Notre Dame, and has been discussing options for future scheduling plans.

Just as Alleva says, the SEC moving to a nine-game schedule is not ideal for the conference because it requires adding one more loss for many teams, perhaps costing a school a shot at a postseason game.

For more on this story visit: Kevin McGuire, College Football Talk