Alabama versus Florida in the SECCG. Gee, where have we heard that one before? Sure makes for something of an anticlimactic last week of the regular season. Except, you know, rivalries.
- Alabama. You know beating Chattanooga is one of Saban’s favorite kind of wins: nobody cares it was tight in the first half except for Saban. (And his players, this week.)
- Auburn. What kind of quarterback does Auburn need to win the Iron Bowl?
- Florida. As Year2 put it, “The SEC East may be a dumpster fire, but it’s OUR dumpster fire, and we won it.”
- LSU. Not a good look for the résumé, Coach O.
- Tennessee. Next year Booch will be bragging about the Vols bagging their seventh win after they fail to capture the East again.
- Texas A&M. It’s hard to rate the Aggies higher when you consider they lost to the same Ole Miss team that Vanderbilt just whipped.
- Ole Miss. They have to win the Egg Bowl simply to become bowl eligible.
- Arkansas. Every year people think the Hogs are about to turn the corner and every year they come up short.
- Georgia. Nothing like following up a shaky ten-win season with a shaky (possible) nine-win season.
- Vanderbilt. Given up for dead, this team has played credibly down the stretch. If they beat Tennessee, they become bowl eligible, something that seemed improbable a month ago.
- Kentucky. I know the ‘Cats wound up winning by a comfortable margin, but any team down by 13 in the second quarter to a winless FCS squad is no great shakes.
- Mississippi State. Two four million dollar a year coaches face off to see which of their teams escape the SEC West cellar this week. That’s some real bang for the buck, baby.
- South Carolina. Believe it or not, strictly on the basis of point spread, SC’s most lopsided loss this season is to Georgia.
- Missouri. It takes a real gift to rack up 740 yards of offense and still lose by 26.