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Comparing The Schedules For Florida, Georgia In 2018

A view of Florida Gators fans during a game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Let's take a look at the 2018 football schedules for both Florida and Georgia.

The SEC East rivals will face off on October 27 next fall. Georgia will look to keep things rolling under Kirby Smart, after this year's run to the College Football Playoff. Florida is getting a fresh start after hiring Dan Mullen away from Mississippi State.

But what other 11 games on the schedule for the Gators and Dawgs? Let's take a look at which team has the harder slate.

Florida's four non-conference opponents are Charleston Southern, Colorado State, Idaho, and Florida State. Georgia, meanwhile, has Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee, UMass, and Georgia Tech.

Florida

Georgia

Week 1

Charleston Southern

Austin Peay

Week 2

Kentucky

at South Carolina

Week 3

Colorado State

Middle Tennessee

Week 4

at Tennessee

at Missouri

Week 5

at Mississippi State

Tennessee

Week 6

LSU

Vanderbilt

Week 7

at Vanderbilt

at LSU

Week 8

Bye

Bye

Week 9

Georgia (in Jacksonville)

Florida (in Jacksonville)

Week 10

Missouri

at Kentucky

Week 11

South Carolina

Auburn

Week 12

Idaho

UMass

Week 13

at Florida State

Georgia Tech

The Gators get SEC West crossover opponents Mississippi State and LSU. Georgia gets LSU and Auburn. Verdict: these two schedules are very close, but I think Georgia's is slightly more difficult because of the back-to-back games against Auburn and at LSU. Florida brings LSU to Gainesville, and Mississippi State, while projected to be good, should be an easier crossover game than Auburn.