Nov 23, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) goes up for a pass against Mississippi Rebels defensive back Derrick Jones (19) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Missouri Tigers defeat the Mississippi Rebels 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama Crimson Tide: The champs had a cupcake with Chattanooga coming in, but now it’s time to get focused. It’s now time for one of the more anticipated Iron Bowls in recent memory. It carries not only SEC, but national championship implications along with it. This is going to be one fun ride this week, whether you’re an Alabama fan, an Auburn fan or just a college football fan in general.
Auburn Tigers: See everything above and let it sink in that much more as you see these two ranked right next to one another.
Missouri Tigers: After taking care of Ole Miss, their only obstacle left between them and a trip to Atlanta is a game against Texas A&M this week. If they can get past that one, then they can patiently await the winner of the Iron Bowl.
South Carolina Gamecocks: They put up 70 points on Coastal Carolina and now will become the biggest Johnny Manziel fans on the planet as they could use Mizzou going down to get to Atlanta.
LSU Tigers: Once again, Les Miles and the Tigers had the answer for Johnny Manziel. They forced the reigning Heisman winner into one of his worst outings of the year.
Texas A&M Aggies: That was a wake-up call against LSU, but they can redeem themselves somewhat with a win over the leaders of the East, Missouri, this week.
Georgia Bulldogs: It turned out to be a bittersweet victory over Kentucky. They won the game, but that contest turned out to be the last time that we will ever see Aaron Murray in a college uniform after he unfortunately tore his ACL. Terrible ending to one of the greatest careers in SEC history.
Ole Miss Rebels: They lost to a really good Missouri team on Saturday, and now it’s time for the Egg Bowl against Mississippi State.
Vanderbilt Commodores: They needed to use a fake jump pass with nearly 10 seconds left in the game, but the Commodores got the win over Tennessee on the road to get their seventh win on the year.
Mississippi State Bulldogs: It took an extra period, but they were able to add their name to the list of SEC teams that have handed Bret Bielema a loss in his first season.
Florida Gators: There really is no excuse for losing to Georgia Southern if you’re the Gators, not even with the injury bug that’s hit them throughout the year. But, as I’ve said before, we need to see what Muschamp can do with a healthy roster next season.
Tennessee Volunteers: That was a heartbreaking loss at home to Vandy, but they have a chance to finish the year strong against Kentucky this week. All things considered, it should be fun to watch this team grow under Butch Jones in the coming seasons.
Arkansas Razorbacks: Just for the effort, Bret and the boys can be bumped up for this week.
Kentucky Wildcats: I’m not as intrigued as I am with Tennessee under Jones, but I am interested to see how Mark Stoops attempts to revitalize this team in the next few years.
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