And then there were two. And they are the two biggest rivals the University of Alabama has.

The Southeastern Conference announced each of its future 16 member teams’ permanent baseball opponents on Thursday morning. Alabama will be paired with Auburn and Tennessee each year starting in 2025.

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Beginning that season, SEC baseball teams will play a three-game series against two permanent opponents and eight rotating opponents for a total of 30 conference games. Standings will be kept in a single-division format, eliminating divisional standings.

The permanent opponents were determined based on a number of factors including geography, traditional opponents and strength of schedule.

More on the two appropriate picks for Alabama baseball;

Courtesy of Alabama Baseball via Facebook
Courtesy of Alabama Baseball via Facebook
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Auburn

  • The two programs have met 308 times in a series dating back to 1896
  • Alabama leads the all-time series, 168-140
  • The Tide’s record vs. Auburn: in Tuscaloosa (84-51) | in Auburn (56-63) | at neutral sites (28-26)
  • Alabama and Auburn last met in the 2023 SEC Tournament, with the Tide winning 7-4 over the Tigers to eliminate AU from Hoover. Alabama travels to Auburn May 16-18, 2024.

 Tennessee

  • The two squads have met 122 times in a series that dates back to 1897
  • Alabama leads the all-time series, 78-44
  • The Crimson Tide’s record vs. Tennessee locale-wise: in Tuscaloosa (46-18) | in Knoxville (26-24) | at neutral sites (6-2)
  • Alabama and Tennessee last met in a three-game set April 15-17, 2022, in Knoxville with the top-ranked Vols earning a 2-1 series victory. They did not face off in 2023. They face off this year Mar. 15-17, 2024 in Tuscaloosa.

You can listen to Alabama baseball on Tide 100.9 FM and/or Catfish 100.1 in Tuscaloosa or via the station apps.

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