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Comparing The Schedules For Alabama, Tennessee In 2018

A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Let's take a look at the 2018 football schedules for both Alabama and Tennessee.

The SEC rivals will face off on the Third Saturday of October, as is tradition. Nick Saban's Crimson Tide will look to continue a huge winning streak over the rival Volunteers, with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt taking over as head coach at Tennessee.

But what about the 11 other games for each program? Let's take a look at which team has the harder slate.

Alabama's four non-con opponents are Louisville, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and The Citadel. Tennessee, meanwhile, has West Virginia, ETSU, UTEP, and Charlotte.

Alabama

Tennessee

Week 1

Louisville (Orlando)

West Virginia (Charlotte)

Week 2

Arkansas State

ETSU

Week 3

at Ole Miss

UTEP

Week 4

Texas A&M

Florida

Week 5

Louisiana-Lafayette

at Georgia

Week 6

at Arkansas

Bye

Week 7

Missouri

at Auburn

Week 8

at Tennessee

Alabama

Week 9

Bye

at South Carolina

Week 10

at LSU

Charlotte

Week 11

Mississippi State

Kentucky

Week 12

The Citadel

Missouri

Week 13

Auburn

at Vanderbilt

Outside of the head-to-head match-up, Alabama has a crossover game against Missouri, while Tennessee gets a tough draw, traveling to Auburn. Verdict: both programs start with a big non-conference game, but the SEC West should be tougher than the East once again. Alabama has the tougher slate here, though considering Tennessee's game against Auburn, it is close.