A week ago, the Southeastern Conference looked as though it had finally been vanquished.
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
While the sports nation focused its attention on Auburn’s miraculous play at Jordan Hare Stadium and the dramatic ending between Michigan and Ohio State; in the middle of the nation, the Missouri Tigers continued to do what they have done all season, win.
After having their season saved on one of the most improbably finishes in college football history; the Auburn Tigers are just one win away from becoming the SEC Champion and possibly playing for the BCS Championship Game.
The Southeastern Conference Championship Game remains a mystery heading into the final weekend of the regular season. But, by Saturday evening, the SECCG and the overall BCS rankings will come into better focus.
The biggest rivalry in college football will be amped up even more this Saturday when the number one Alabama Crimson Tide battles the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers in a game that will give a clearer view to the national championship, the SEC championship, and bragging rights for the next year.
Each season, at least one team will get decimated by the injury bug. This year it’s Florida and if there’s one thing the Gators have proven this year it’s that the backups are not anywhere near ready to be playing in the Southeastern Conference.
The Southeastern Conference is once again dominating the Bowl Championship Series standings and hopes to get two teams into major bowls. Still, multiple teams are jockeying for prime bowl position and others are simply hoping to qualify for the postseason.
Barring a complete collapse against the Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide is likely headed back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship in early December. Who the Crimson Tide will play from the SEC East may not be decided until the final week of the regular season.
By now, we have taken a glance at some of the SEC’s Heisman hopefuls like Manziel, McCarron and Murray. But what about the league’s second highest-rated passer, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger?