November 7th, 2013 11:45 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, CORRECTION, LSU, Ole Miss
There’s a good month of Saturdays between today and the SEC Championship Game. (As opposed to a good month of Sundays.) We thought a look at the stretch run might be of interest as the battles for the East and West division heat up.
SEC East Race
|School||Record||Nov. 9||Nov. 16||Nov. 23||Nov. 30th weekend|
|Missouri||8-1, 4-1||@ Kentucky||OPEN||@ Ole Miss||Texas A&M|
|S. Carolina||7-2, 5-2||OPEN||Florida||C. Carolina||Clemson|
|Georgia||5-3, 4-2||Appy State||@ Auburn||Kentucky||Georgia Tech|
|Florida||4-4, 3-3||Vanderbilt||@ S. Carolina||Ga. Southern||Florida State|
|Vanderbilt||4-4, 1-4||@ Florida||Kentucky||@ Tennessee||Wake Forest|
|Tennessee||4-5, 1-4||Auburn||OPEN||Vanderbilt||@ Kentucky|
|Kentucky||2-6, 0-4||Missouri||@ Vanderbilt||@ Georgia||Tennessee|
Missouri controls it’s own destiny at the moment. No offense to Kentucky, but the Tigers’ final two games (at Ole Miss and hosting Texas A&M) will likely decide the East Division. If Missouri loses once and finds itself in a two-way tie with South Carolina (who should beat Florida in its final SEC contest), the Gamecocks will head to Atlanta as East Division champs by virtue of their head-to-head win over Mizzou.
If Carolina beats Florida, Missouri loses to either Ole Miss or A&M, and Georgia wins out, the three-way tie would go to Mizzou. The Tigers would have an SEC East record of 5-1 while the Cocks and Dawgs would stand at 4-2.
But Georgia isn’t completely out of the picture just yet. Yes, they still have what currently looks to be a loss at Auburn on their schedule. But if they upset the Tigers and take care of business against Kentucky, they could find themselves en route to Atlanta.
If Missouri loses twice (giving them three losses in league play), that could leave Carolina (if they beat Florida) and Georgia (if they beat Auburn and Kentucky) tied atop the East with 6-2 records. UGA beat USC head to head and would therefore grab the East Division slot in the SEC Championship Game.
Follow all that? Good, because the West could be even wilder.
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