South Carolina has Spurs no love lost there, SEC knows TN and Arky are not anywhere close to that level of football at this time. Georgia's last National title was 1980 and is one of the SEC's landmark teams that has not been able to reach the pinnacle. There are plenty of influences in the SEC home office and UGA still has alot of clout in the conference. It is good for business to have UGA break through...maybe you should ask the question why has Georgia been getting the advantage in scheduling the last several years...is it just an oversight by the scheduling committee...did they not realize that Georgia and Bama haven't played since 2008. Wouldn't it have made sense for them to play each other this year after that exciting SEC championship game last year...after all it would have been one of the biggest games of the regular season. I guess the SEC just pulled random names out of a hat to make the schedule up and doesn't take in consideration any of these possibilities...you do realize people cheat in sports. My kids flag football league for the city has board members that coach and somehow they end up with the best players and schedules for the playoffs...if it happens at such a low level you are going to tell me that big time college sports doesn't have influences.