SEC race update: Week 13

November, 21, 2012
11/21/12
11:00
AM ET
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

College Football

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TAMU Asst. Tops Recruiter Power Rankings
With already more than 100 ranked prospects committed, assistant coaches nationwide have been hard at work on the recruiting trail. National recruiting reporter Jeremy Crabtree joins Phil Murphy to rank the best among them.Tags: B.J. Anderson, Texas A&M Aggies, Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia Bulldogs, ESPN 300, RecruitingNation, high school football recruiting, Phil Murphy, Jeremy Crabtree
VIDEO PLAYLIST video