I'm not counting the traditional rivalry games ala USCe/Clemson or UF/Sex Crime U. Here are what I consider the SEC's non-conference marquee match-ups: Aug 28 - Ole Miss vs. Boise St (Atlanta) Aug 30 - LSU vs. Wisconsin (Houston) Aug 30 - Clemson at Georgia Sept 13 - Tennessee at Oklahoma Sept 13 - UCF at Missouri (not real high on the marquee meter, esp with Bortles gone) Sept 13 - Arkansas at Texas Tech Sept 20 - Auburn at Kansas St Sept 20 - N Ill at Arkansas (props to Ark for playing a tough non-conf schedule) Sorry Bama. WVU does not count. Bully to Miss St, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt for scheduling ZERO heavy-weights in the non-conference schedule. So back to the question: how do you think the conference will perform in these early-season match-ups? I see 5-3 at best with the toughest games (or losses) being TT, UCF and OK. N Ill could beat Ark. I'm not saying Boise and WI will not be tough, but Ole Miss is on the rise and LSU plays close to home. UGA is at home and playing a revenge game after Clemson lost Watkins and will be breaking in a new QB on the road.