As they say in the SEC, "It just means more." That is especially true in terms of scheduling, because in order for an SEC team to reach the College Football Playoff, it can't take a week off. Just about every team in the SEC is capable of beating a fellow conference foe on Saturday. We saw, for example, the cannibalization in 2016 when every SEC team besides Alabama ended up with at least four losses.
Death Valley, Kyle Field, "The Swamp" and Neyland Stadium consistently create some of college football's most brutal environments, and this year should be no exception. Throw in some pivotal non-conference games against Power Five opponents and you've got quite a few rough schedules, albeit some rougher than others.
Here is a ranking of the SEC's schedules from most difficult to "easiest."
Non-Con: BYU (in Houston), Chattanooga, Syracuse, Troy