Published November 2, 2011 - 7:47am
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The “other” game in the SEC this weekend has a major bearing on the fate of the SEC East – South Carolina at Arkansas.
Arkansas is likely the third team in the West – I realize they still have to play LSU, but I’m calling a spade a spade at this point in time – right now.
The winner of Alabama and LSU will win the West, theoretically. And Alabama has already beaten the Razorbacks earlier in the year, so Alabama has the head-to-head.
But what has not been won is the SEC Eastern division.
Early on, South Carolina beat Georgia 45-42 in a shootout that will be remembered for a long time by both schools. So the Gamecocks hold the head-to-head against the Bulldogs for the East right now.
However, if South Carolina loses this weekend, Georgia will more than likely win the SEC East, with their weak remaining schedule.
Georgia’s remaining schedule:
November 5th – New Mexico State
November 12th – Auburn
November 19th – Kentucky
November 26th – @ Georgia Tech
Both SEC games remain for Georgia, and both of them are in Athens. Auburn is very beatable, and Kentucky will be a victory for the Bulldogs.
South Carolina’s remaining schedule:
November 5th – @ Arkansas
November 12th – Florida
November 19th – The Citadel
November 26th – Clemson
South Carolina can either win both of those games, or they could lose them both just as easily.
The outcome of this weekend’s matchup for South Carolina will determine the SEC Eastern division championship because Georgia more than likely will not lose to either Auburn or Kentucky.
Let us all remember, the loser of the Georgia-South Carolina has never made it to Atlanta. This could be the year.
The Arkansas-South Carolina game will determine the champion in the “other” league in the SEC – or should we say weakest league?