SEC Sets 2025 Football Foes

Vanderbilt will host Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and Missouri at FirstBank Stadium

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southeastern Conference has announced its football scheduling format for the 2025 football season, continuing with eight conference games which mirror the 2024 slate.

Similar to the 2024 SEC football schedule, during the 2025 season teams will play eight conference games plus one required opponent from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 or major independent.

Schools will play the same opponents in 2025 that they are scheduled to play in 2024, with sites changed for equal home and away competition over the course of the two seasons.  The 2024 season is the first in which Oklahoma and Texas will compete in the SEC.

For Vanderbilt, this means 2025 will include home games against Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and Missouri, with trips to Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

“We continue to monitor changes across college sports as they relate to future scheduling,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Continuing with our current format for the 2025 season provides additional time to understand the impact of the changes happening around us as we determine the appropriate long-term plan for SEC football scheduling.”

The full schedule of dates of games for the 2025 football season will be announced at a later time.

The 2025 schedule format was approved by a vote of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors last week following a recommendation from the league’s Athletics Directors.

The 2025 season will be the second year that the SEC Championship Game will feature the top two teams in the 16-team Conference standings at the end of the regular season. Beginning with the 2024 season, the SEC will eliminate divisional standings.

The 2024 Vanderbilt football season opens Aug. 31 when Virginia Tech travels to Nashville. Premium seating for the season is already sold out and season tickets were renewed at a historic rate, but are still available for purchase by calling 615-322-4653.