Week 10 is revealing to us some of the mysteries of the 2016 season. It’s dispelling some of the preseason hype as well as creating compelling arguments for a few underdog teams. That’s what makes the SEC the greatest college football conference!
Here are my current week 10 SEC division standings.
|Florida||6-1 (4-1)||at Arkansas|
|Tennessee||5-3 (2-3)||Tennessee Tech|
|Georgia||4-4 (2-4)||at Kentucky|
|South Carolina||4-4 (2-4)||Missouri|
|Vanderbilt||4-4 (1-3)||at Auburn|
|Missouri||2-6 (0-4)||at South Carolina|
|Alabama||8-0 (5-0)||at LSU
|Texas A&M||7-1 (4-1)||at Mississippi State|
|Mississippi St.||3-5 (1-3)||Texas A&M|
|Ole Miss||3-5 (1-4)||Georgia Southern|
The cool thing about week 10 is that the entire SEC is playing this weekend, no byes. Yay! In fact, there are no more bye weeks for the rest of the season!
Florida is the undisputed king of the SEC East. Cast all the dispersions you want but the Gators are on top. With the bungle by Tennessee this weekend and Georgia falling to our top ranked east team Florida, the Gators have proven themselves. You cannot say the same for the Vols or the Dawgs.
You can make the case that Kentucky is proving themselves as well. Oh yes, the Wildcats have benefited from Georgia and Tennessee’s fall from grace. They now sit squarely in the #2 spot in the SEC East. I didn’t predict that one, not many did.
South Carolina have also risen up and are level with Georgia. Um, what? That sounds kinky just saying it. If Georgia lose to rising stars Kentucky and South Carolina beat Missouri, then that flip-flop will be permanent – a permanent stain on Coach Smart’s coaching smock.
Florida facing Arkansas at home is one of the major games to watch this weekend. Although Arkansas are kind of down and out, don’t count them out. I don’t think this year’s Hogs have much of a chance to win but it will be a game of pride for Bret Bielema.
If Florida wants to stay #1 in the east they need to stay focused as they have a hellish remainder of the season.
We all know that the big game this weekend is Alabama at LSU. I’m getting tense just thinking about it. This is going to be a VERY CLOSE GAME. I hope it doesn’t go into overtime, I don’t think I could handle the pressure!
This game is really LSU’s moment of relevance. Think about it, both Texas A&M and Auburn should secure wins this weekend which means they will continue to remain 1-loss teams; for LSU to stay relevant and competitive in their division, they need to do the same also. Can they?
The other question is: “can Ole Miss beat Georgia Southern?” I’m being semi-facetious because I’m worried about the state of the Rebels right now. They are dead last in the SEC West, heck, Vanderbilt has a better record than them! Lot’s to prove in the SEC in 2016 just yet.