There’s been considerable shifts in the narrative of the SEC West since the summer. LSU has drawn plenty of accolades following a big win at Texas, and that followed Auburn’s noteworthy neutral-site win against Oregon.

But Paul Finebaum shared on Monday morning during his regular weekly appearance on Birmingham-based WJOX, 94.5 FM program “The Roundtable” that Auburn’s schedule has lightened up following Week 3 action. Kansas State beating Mississippi State, which Finebaum termed a “bad loss” for the Bulldogs, coupled with Florida’s dramatic win over Kentucky, which included a serious injury to Feleipe Franks and impressive play by Kyle Trask.

“Oregon was in play, State was in play, Florida I think a lot of people had that as a loss,” Finebaum said. “If they can get a win at A&M, they are now entering the conversation with Alabama, Georgia and LSU and they should. They’re in a position to really become a player if they’re able to pull this off. This is really one of toughest games to call.”

Auburn plays State and Florida immediately after A&M before a bye week on Oct. 12.

The Aggies are about a 4-point favorites in the game to be played in College Station, Texas, with a kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Auburn has won two straight in the series including last year’s 28-24 decision.