Four teams still have shot at SEC East title

Here’s a look at the SEC East race with one month to play.

Missouri (7-1, 3-1)

What’s left: Tennessee (Saturday), at Kentucky (Nov. 9), at Ole Miss (Nov. 23), Texas A&M (Nov. 30).

Chances: Win out and Missouri will represent the East in Atlanta on Dec. 7, but the Tigers have the toughest road to the SEC Championship game with four games left, including Ole Miss and Texas A&M sitting at the end of the schedule. Missouri has shown it can win big games, but must recover from the devastating loss to South Carolina.

South Carolina (6-2, 4-2)

What’s left: Mississippi State (Saturday), Florida (Nov. 16), Coastal Carolina (Nov. 23), Clemson (Nov. 30).

Chances: The Gamecocks appear to have the best chance at winning the East, now that they hold the tiebreaker with Missouri. All four remaining games are at home and they should be favored against both Mississippi State and Florida. Don’t be surprised if the Gamecocks are Georgia Dome-bound.

Georgia (4-3, 3-2)

What’s left: vs. Florida (Saturday), Appalachian State (Nov. 9), at Auburn (Nov. 16), Kentucky (Nov. 23), at Georgia Tech (Nov. 30).

Chances: The once promising season trudges on, mired by injuries and unexpected losses. The Bulldogs hold the tiebreaker with South Carolina, but that won’t matter if they can’t defeat Florida and Auburn (and even Kentucky). Nothing is a sure bet with the banged-up Bulldogs.

Florida (4-3, 3-2)

What’s left: vs. Georgia (Saturday), Vanderbilt (Nov. 9), at South Carolina (Nov. 16), Georgia Southern (Nov. 23), Florida State (Nov. 30).

Chances: Even if the Gators beat Georgia, there’s little chance of a Gator sighting at the Georgia Dome, because they won’t get past South Carolina in Columbia. Florida is just too banged up to win all of its remaining SEC games and the offense doesn’t have much life left in it.

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25 comments Add your comment

Andy Johnston

October 30th, 2013
8:37 am

I’ve posted another blog that lists the SEC tiebreaker formula and explains some scenarios. You can read it here: http://blogs.ajc.com/college-football-insider-blog/2013/10/30/sec-east-potential-scenarios-and-tiebreaker-rules/

[...] noticed some readers discussing the SEC division tiebreaker scenarios on the blog I posted yesterday, so here they are from the conference office: A. TWO-TEAM TIE 1. Head-to-head competition between [...]

gtcaryd

October 30th, 2013
6:47 am

That Conner Shaw is the toughest player in the sec.

SOB

October 30th, 2013
3:46 am

If Connor Shaw can stay healthy, I wouldn’t put it past the “old ball coach” to be sniffing himself an appearence in the Dome!

Mercer fan

October 29th, 2013
10:44 pm