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Way-too-early 2024 record predictions for every SEC football team

Realignment has reached the forefront for nearly every major conference heading into the 2024 season, especially in the SEC. Texas and Oklahoma will officially leave the Big 12 to join what is still considered the toughest conference in college football.

From a competition standpoint, this expansion will only make the viewing experience that much more enjoyable, coupled with the inaugural post-season 12-team playoff format that will provide deserving teams a chance to compete for a national title, some for the first time in program history.

Recruiting-wise, NIL plus the evergrowing transfer portal are just a few headaches every SEC head coach will continue to deal with until regulations are eventually imposed. Still, hey, I can’t say it isn’t entertaining.

The best example? The retirement of legendary Alabama HC Nick Saban has created a seismic change in the conference hierarchy. New head coach Kalen DeBoer will likely deal with several bumps in the road before eventually reestablishing the Crimson Tide’s usual dominance.

As we look far ahead to next season’s festivities, here are our way-too-early SEC season predictions for all 16 conference programs.

Vanderbilt Commodores

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[Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun]

2023 record: 2-10 (0-8 SEC)

Projected record: 3-9 (0-8 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Alcorn State, at Georgia State, vs. Ball State

Projected losses: Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, Auburn, South Carolina, LSU, Tennessee

Arkansas Razorbacks

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Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 4-8 (1-7 SEC)

Projected record: 4-8 (1-7 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluffs, vs. UAB, at Mississippi State, vs. Louisiana Tech

Projected losses: Oklahoma State, Auburn, Texas A&M, Tennessee, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas, Missouri

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Mississippi State Bulldogs

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

2023 record: 5-7 (1-7 SEC)

Projected record: 5-7 (1-7 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Eastern Kenucky, at Arizona State, vs. Toledo, vs. Florida, vs. UMass

Projected losses: Texas, Georgia, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Ole Miss

South Carolina Gamecocks

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Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 5-7 (3-5 SEC)

Projected record: 6-6 (2-6 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Old Dominion, vs. LSU, vs. Akron, at Vanderbilt, vs. Wofford, at Clemson

Projected losses: At Kentucky, Ole Miss, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Missouri

Auburn Tigers

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John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 6-7 (3-5 SEC)

Projected record: 7-5 (3-5 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Alabama A&M, vs. California, vs. New Mexico, vs. Arkansas, vs. Oklahoma, vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Louisiana Monroe,

Projected losses: Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas A&M (toss up), Alabama

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Florida Gators

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 5-7 (3-5 SEC)

Projected record: 6-6 (3-5 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Miami, vs. Samford, at Mississippi State, vs. UCF, vs. Kenucky, vs. LSU

Projected losses: Texas A&M, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Ole Miss, Florida State

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Kentucky Wildcats

[Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
[Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]

2023 record: 7-6 (3-5 SEC)

Projected record: 7-5 (3-5 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Southern Miss, vs. South Carolina, vs. Ohio, vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Auburn, vs. Murray State, vs. Louisville

Projected losses: Georiga, Ole Miss, Florida, Tennessee, Texas

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Oklahoma Sooners

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 10-3 (7-2 Big 12)

Projected record: 7-5 (3-5 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Temple, vs. Houston, vs. Tulane, vs. Tennessee, vs. South Carolina, vs. Maine, at Missouri

Projected losses: Auburn, Texas, Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU

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LSU Tigers

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Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 10-3 (6-2 SEC)

Projected record: 8-4 (4-4 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. USC, vs. Nicholls State, vs. UCLA, vs. South Alabama, at Arkansas, vs. Alabama, vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Oklahoma

Projected losses: vs. Ole Miss, at Texas A&M, at South Carolina, at Florida

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Texas A&M Aggies

Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Kyle Field. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 7-6 (4-4 SEC)

Projected record: 9-3 (5-3 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Notre Dame, vs. McNeese State, at Florida, vs. Bowling Green, vs. Arkansas, at Mississippi State, vs. LSU, at South Carolina, vs. New Mexico State

Projected losses: Missouri, Auburn (toss up), Texas

Tennessee Volunteers

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Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 9-4 (4-4 SEC)

Projected record: 10-2 (6-2 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Chattanooga, vs. NC State, vs. Kent State, at Arkansas, vs. Florida, vs. Alabama, vs. Kentucky, vs. Mississippi State, vs. UTEP, at Vanderbilt

Projected losses: Oklahoma, Georgia

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Alabama Crimson Tide

Jan 13, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; The University of Alabama introduced new head football coach Kalen DeBoer with a press conference at Bryant-Denny Stadium. DeBoer speaks during the press conference.
Jan 13, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; The University of Alabama introduced new head football coach Kalen DeBoer with a press conference at Bryant-Denny Stadium. DeBoer speaks during the press conference.

2023 record: 12-2 (8-0 SEC)

Projected record: 9-3 (5-3)

Projected wins: vs. Western Kentucky, vs. South Florida, at Wisconsin, at Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina, vs. Missouri, vs. Mercer, at Oklahoma, vs. Auburn

Projected losses: Tennessee, LSU, Georgia,

Missouri Tigers

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Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2023 record: 11-2 (6-2 SEC)

Projected record: 11-2 (6-2 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Murray State, vs. Buffalo, vs. Boston College, vs. Vanderbilt, at Texas A&M, at Mass, vs. Auburn, at South Carolina, at Mississippi State, vs. Arkansas

Projected losses: Alabama, Oklahoma

Ole Miss Rebels

(Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

2023 record: 11-2 (6-2 SEC)

Projected record: 11-1 (7-1 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Furman, vs. Middle Tennessee, at Wake Forest, vs. Georgia Southern, vs, Kentucky, at South Carolina, at LSU, vs. Oklahoma, at Arkansas, at Florida, vs. Mississippi State

Projected losses: Georgia

Texas Longhorns

Texas Longhorns quarterback <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/329235/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Quinn Ewers;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Quinn Ewers</a> (3) sends a pass down the field during the Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff semi-finals at the Ceasars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 1, 2024. The Huskies won the game over the Texas Longhorns 37-31.

2023 record: 12-2 (8-1 Big 12)

Projected record: 11-1 (7-1 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Colorado State, at Michigan, vs. UTSA, vs. Louisiana Monroe, vs. Mississippi State, vs. Oklahoma, at Vanderbilt, vs. Florida, at Arkansas, vs. Kentucky, at Texas A&M

Projected losses: Georgia

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Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia quarterback <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/311397/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Carson Beck;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Carson Beck</a> (15) throws the ball during the second half his team’s 2023 game against Florida at Everbank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

2023 record: 13-1 (8-0 SEC)

Projected record: 12-0 (8-0 SEC)

Projected wins: vs. Clemson, vs. Tennessee Tech, at Kentucky, at Alabama, vs. Auburn, vs. Mississippi State, at Texas, vs. Florida, at Ole Miss, vs. Tennessee, vs. UMass, vs. Georgia Tech

Projected losses: None

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