ATHENS - Alabama will play at Georgia in 2015, the SEC announced Monday as part of its release of the non-division conference football rotation for the next 12 seasons.
Georgia and Alabama last met in the 2012 SEC championship, and haven't met in the regular season since the 2008 game in Athens. Originally the Bulldogs were supposed to visit Tuscaloosa during the 2012 regular season, but then the SEC expanded and Missouri replaced Alabama on the schedule.
The SEC announced earlier this month it was sticking with an eight-game conference schedule, including six games within division, one permanent cross-division opponent, and a rotating cross-division opponent. The SEC revealed the rotating opponent for each team through 2025:
Future non-division home opponents for Georgia include Mississippi State (2017), Texas A&M (2019), Arkansas (2021), Mississippi (2023) and LSU (2025).
Non-division road opponents for Georgia include Mississippi (2016), LSU (2018), Alabama (2020), Mississippi State (2022) and Texas A&M (2024).
The 12-season rotation begins this fall with Georgia’s trip to Arkansas, in a game that will be played in Little Rock. That game and date were already known. The dates for schedules in 2015 and beyond will be announced at a later date.
This fall, Georgia will host Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Auburn, travel to Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina and face Florida in a neutral-site game in Jacksonville, Florida. Next year, and every year following through 2025, sites for those games will alternate. So, in 2015, Georgia will host Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina while traveling to Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Auburn.
Ron Seibel contributed to this report from Macon.