Both Kentucky and Ole Miss have enjoyed spectacular seasons.

Kentucky, traditionally known for its hardwood product, is currently in the midst of a year rarely seen in the history of its football program. The Wildcats are No. 12 in the country and 6-1 ahead of a trip to Mississippi State on Saturday. Ole Miss, meanwhile, thanks to a high-powered offense led by Matt Corral, are No. 10 in the country and have an identical record as it travels to Auburn.

Both teams’ paths to an SEC Championship Game appearance look to be obstructed by Alabama and Georgia at this point, but the Wildcats and Rebels are trending toward New Year’s 6 bowl appearances. It would be the first NY6 in Kentucky history since the College Football Playoff system began and the 3rd for Ole Miss.

But which team will end the year with the better record, and could even more be on the table? The SEC Network’s Chris Doering gave his take on Monday’s episode of “SEC This Morning”.

“Ole Miss is the 3rd best team in my opinion right now, and then Kentucky,” he said. “I think Ole Miss and Kentucky, if you look at their schedules, have chances to go 11-1. Kentucky’s may be a little more manageable, but I think the way that Ole Miss defense is rounding into form, they have a legitimate chance to be in the conversation for a College Football Playoff berth when we get to the end of the year.”