2011 Schedule: From Least to Most Important
12 - New Mexico State - November 5
A bad out of conference opponent the week after Florida. The Dawgs should be either eying an SEC crown or pissed off about another loss in Jacksonville. This one should be easy.
11 - Coastal Carolina - September 17
Any questions? The only reason it is more important than New Mexico State is that it follows two tough opponents to open the season.
10 - Vanderbilt - October 15
Vandy will be horrible again and the Dawgs should roll.
9 - Georgia Tech - November 26
Other than bragging rights, this game is not too important at this time. That could all change depending on how the season goes.
8 - Ole Miss - September 24
The first true road game of the season. Hopefully the Dawgs will be looking to go 2-0 in the SEC.
7 - Mississippi State
MSU surprised everyone last year, but I don't think they will be as nearly as strong this year.
6 - Boise State - September 3
This is important on a perception scale, but in the terms of the 2011 season, this one is not that important. The Dawgs could lose this one and still have a great season, just ask Virginia Tech.
5 - Kentucky - November 19
The Dawgs' final SEC game could have a lot to do with bowl positioning this fall.
4 - Tennessee - October 8
The Dawgs won easily last fall, but have struggle the last two visits to Knoxville.
3 - Auburn - November 12
2 - Florida - October 29
This game is always important, but this year the Gators seem more vulnerable than they have since 2004.
1 - South Carolina - September 10
The most important home opener in a long time. Whether they win or lose in week 1 against Boise, this game is a must for a good season this fall. Win it, and you are the favorite for the SEC East crown. Lose it, and it may be another long year in Athens.