This time next week we'll have the first College Football Playoff rankings which begs the question: which SEC teams will be represented?
At this point, LSU, Alabama and Florida appear to have the most likely scenario leading them to the final four teams. Ole Miss still has an outside shot because if they find a way to win out they will win the West Alabama will most likely be the highest ranked SEC team followed by LSU and Florida respectively. The Tide boast the best victories of the conference, but the LSU-Bama game in a few weeks should ultimately decide which West team is represented in the de facto play-in game known as the SEC Championship.
As for the conference rankings as a whole, here's what we got:
1) LSU (7-0)
LSU fended off a feisty Western Kentucky team and Leo Fournette netted a ho-hum 150 yards and a touchdown. He'll need that and more in two weeks when the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa.
2) Alabama (7-1)
Finally! It wasn't an Alabama kicker costing his team a victory!
3) Florida (6-1)
Off this weekend, the Gators last true conference test comes against Georgia on Halloween. A win will lock up a trip to Atlanta with more than a month left of regular season play.
4) Ole Miss (6-2)
When the Rebels get on a roll and play up to potential they can be one of the best teams in college football. That was the case this weekend, despite being down their best defensive player.
5) Texas A&M (5-2)
Quarterback Kyle Allen has a case of Kenny Hill Syndrome. No Kyler Murray didn't make sense when the Aggies could not find any offensive rhythm. They now find themselves outside of the Top 25 after connsecutive blowout losses.
6) Mississippi State (6-2)
Forty points for three straight games is a nice stat, albeit against Louisiana Tech, Troy and Kentucky.
7) Arkansas (3-4)
Thank God for a noon kickoff for a four overtime game; it helped Sunday School attendance all over The Natural State.
8) Tennessee (3-4)
That face when you lose to a rival 10 of the last 11 years, including nine straight. It's the same face when your team leads the nation in moral victories:
9) Georgia (5-2)
The Dawgs had the weekend off before heading to Jacksonville for the World's Largest Cocktail Party.
10) Auburn (4-3)
Knowing how Jeremy Johnson torched the Arkansas secondary last year, it was a little surprising he didn't attempt a single pass.
11) Kentucky (4-3)
A 4-1 start feels like a long time ago for the Wildcats. Coach Mike Stoops has them on the verge of leaving the cellar, but they keep tripping on the last few stairs.
12) South Carolina (3-4)
The Gamecocks celebrated their first conference win with a weekend against BYE. Next up is a ticked off Texas A&M team that only scored three points this week.
13) Vanderbilt (3-4)
(After 12 in-conference attempts) Derek Mason CAN win in Nashville!
14) Missouri (4-4)
Nine points in two games and no touchdowns in 11 quarters. [Insert sad trombone noise]