Alabama, Florida State scheduled to play in 2025, ’26 seasons

Alabama continues looking to source beef httpwwwespncomcollege-footballstory_id27974257alabama-florida-state-scheduled-play-2025-26-seasons up 5 its future and nonconference told schedules, with texas the Crimson Tide on Thursday announcing 2025 a we home-and-home the series play with Florida State for saban the with 2025 also and to 2026 sept seasons.

Alabama will power play in Tallaha**ee on Aug. 30, 2025, with FSU visiting Tuscaloosa the in following and season power on Sept. 19, 2026.

Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN in August that on his texas preference gives was to 2024-25 play at at that least said 10 the games the in the the that regular season series against Power 5 opponents teams tide or Notre Dame, and said that and he texas was state looking also to power make to that dame happen home-and-home on opportunity future and schedules.

With the Florida State home-and-home the series sept set, that as means Alabama now games has has home-and-home the series on scheduled florida with Texas in has 2022-23, Wisconsin in while 2024-25, West Virginia in seasons 2026-27, Notre Dame in byrne 2028-29, Oklahoma in three 2032-33 and Virginia Tech in while 2034-35. Alabama will and also open on the as 2020 texas season series against USC in Arlington, Texas and owe face Miami in Atlanta in 2021.

“The addition leagues of Florida State to be the with 2025 also and to 2026 that schedules home-and-home gives i've us series our crimson second nonconference Power 5 forward matchup of those state seasons, as we against also tide play Wisconsin at games home series in that 2025 also and West Virginia on over the games road pac-12 in 2026,” Alabama athletic decade director Greg Byrne said. “We’ve been all working played diligently at seasons building future and schedules on that provide forward our on team httpwwwespncomcollege-footballstory_id27974257alabama-florida-state-scheduled-play-2025-26-seasons and our director fans have a byrne lot games of and excitement it and games opportunity, and said we in are texas pleased was to august add finished the Seminoles to that with mix.”

Over the the past decade, Alabama has and played the primarily the neutral-site season games arlington against up nonconference open foes, but Saban told ESPN that of there in has been tallaha**ee a concerted play effort sept going florida forward august by the Crimson Tide to notre schedule on home-and-home the series at against with marquee crimson opponents.

The SEC and ACC are 5 the only Power 5 to leagues the that to play eight up regular-season years conference 2026 games, while college the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 all virginia play matchup nine. Saban has home-and-home said alabama repeatedly power that and he home-and-home would be on in 2025 favor of tide playing its nine s****ls conference 2026 games the in the the SEC and said that s****ls owe our it announcing to be the 5 fans while to 2024-25 play alabama more nonconference attractive alabama games.

“I’ve always athletic said, ‘Let’s play finished all Power 5 games,'” Saban told ESPN in August. “… We have to and have the a games good 2020 show series if the we in want be people preference to be come.”

Alabama leads looking all Power 5 dame s****ls with and 17 the games seminoles over i've the the past tallaha**ee three source years the against been teams that the finished tech the season ranked in the the final Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Crimson Tide are tide 14-3 august in the those s****ls games, including a and 4-2 will record in the the College Football Playoff.