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Several SEC East schools with in-state rivals “desperately” want to play those games

There is a chance, but it doesn’t look likely.

Louisville v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With the likelihood of conferences only partaking in conference-only schedules, this means that a lot of big non-conferences games will be pushed to the wayside, and rivalry games are no exception.

That includes the four SEC East schools with major in-state rivals from the ACC that they play yearly. Matt Hayes of Bleacher Report put out a report Friday that suggests Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida would love to play their annual rivalry games against their in-state opponents.

That might be a problem, however.

If Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida were to play their non-conference ACC rival (Louisville, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State) then the SEC would have to find the other 10 remaining schools non-conference, power-five opponents within a relative distance to make sure that every conference member reaches nine games on the season.

As of now, it appears that the SEC is going to be set towards an eight game regular season with each team playing their scheduled conference opponent.

IF we have football.