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Basically, we are going to an 18 game schedule, with one permanent rival (auburn) who we will always play twice, and rotating home/away series with 4 other schools at a time. The tournament expanded to include play-in games on Wednesday. In one sense, this is good for us, as we draw arguably the worst basketball program in the SEC as our permanent rival. On the other hand, continuing to play auburn twice per year will not do our RPI any favors.
I like the format, it makes the most logical sense, but depending on how the 4 team rotations work out, somebody could really get screwed on the scheduling. Imagine a scenario where we have 8 games against Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and Vanderbilt while $tate has 8 games against auburn, LSU, South Carolina, and Georgia.