SEC race update: Week 13

November, 21, 2012
Georgia has done its part in the Eastern Division. The Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1 SEC) locked up a spot in the SEC championship game two weeks ago with a 38-0 rout of Auburn.

Now, Alabama (10-1, 6-1) can do the same in the Western Division by taking care of Auburn this Saturday. The Tigers are winless in the SEC.

Alabama and Georgia have never met in the SEC championship game. If they both win this weekend, their Dec. 1 matchup in Atlanta not only would be for an SEC title, but the winner would land a spot in the Discover BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7.

Should Auburn upset Alabama and a three-way tie occur in the West with Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M all having two losses, LSU would win the tiebreaker. Here's how: They all would be 1-1 against each other, so Alabama would be eliminated because both of the Tide's losses would have come to Western Division teams. That would leave LSU and Texas A&M, and LSU would get the nod based on its head-to-head victory against Texas A&M on Oct. 20.

LSU (9-2, 5-2) travels to Arkansas on Friday, while Texas A&M (9-2, 5-2) faces Missouri at home Saturday. The only way the Aggies could get to the SEC championship game is for Auburn to beat Alabama and for Arkansas to beat LSU.

Chris Low | email

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