The SEC has approved a new scheduling format to accommodate newcomers Texas A&M and Missouri.
The new 6-1-1 format will have teams playing all 6 of their divisional opponents, one permanent cross-division rival, and one rotating cross-divisional opponent, which is expected to rotate each year.
Missouri’s cross divisional rival will be Arkansas and A&M will face South Carolina annually.
When this format will officially take place is not exactly clear. The league still needs to approve the schedule for 2013 and the cross divisional games will need to go on for 12 years in order to make sure that each team plays a home game against an opponent within the rotation.