No team played a tougher schedule in 2012 than the Florida Gators, whose opponents were a combined 89-40 (.690 winning percentage).
Missouri struggled in its inaugural SEC season. Arkansas and Kentucky are rebuilding with new head coaches, with the Wildcats somehow drawing one of the nation's toughest schedules after failing to win a conference game.
Meanwhile, two-time defending national champion Alabama will face the weakest schedule in the SEC. The Tide's 2013 opponents 46.3 percent of their games (68-79), giving Alabama the only sub-.500 schedule in the league.
Johnny Manziel-led Texas A&M faces the fourth-weakest schedule (87-68, .561) and reigning SEC East champion Georgia (86-65, .570) is two notches above the Aggies.
Adding to the difficulty of the Gators' schedule will be six road games, not five, because of the Sept. 7 visit to Miami. On Thursday, ESPN announced the game will kick off at high noon in the searing South Florida heat and sopping humidity.
But Florida's home schedule is soft beyond the Nov. 30 finale against Florida State. Based on 2012, Vanderbilt is the second-best team coming to the Swamp.
Here's the Gators complete 2013 schedule:
Aug. 31 Toledo
Sept. 7 at Miami
Sept. 21 Tennessee
Sept. 28 at Kentucky
Oct. 5 Arkansas
Oct. 12 at LSU
Oct. 19 at Missouri
Nov. 2 Georgia (in Jacksonville)
Nov. 9 Vanderbilt
Nov. 16 at South Carolina
Nov. 23 Georgia Southern
Nov. 30 Florida State