SEC makes decision to go with conference-only schedule in 2020
The SEC has jumped aboard the conference-only bandwagon.
On Thursday, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported that the SEC has finally pulled the trigger on a league-only schedule for the upcoming college football season. The B1G was the first conference to make the call, followed by the Pac-12. The ACC implemented a “plus-one” model, calling for 10 league games plus one nonconference contest, though that may change now.
Per Dellenger, the SEC is looking at a 10-game conference schedule beginning on Saturday, Sept. 26. The SEC Championship Game is currently scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19.
Creating a league-only schedules allows a conference to have more flexibility in scheduling, should issues arrive throughout the season. It also will allow conferences to control testing policies and safety guidelines.
While the B1G was the first conference to announce a shift to the league-only plan, it still has not yet released its schedule.