The biggest SEC Saturday of the 2022 season is here. While neither division can be officially locked up, a couple of fanbases will likely feel like making plans for the SEC Championship Game.

Tennessee and Georgia meet as top-ranked teams in Athens. UT is the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff selection committee Top 25. UGA is No. 1 in the AP poll.

The SEC East rivalry showdown is in the spotlight everywhere you look. While it’s the 3:30 p.m. ET CBS showcase game, both ESPN and the SEC Network have brought their traveling pregame shows to UGA campus for Saturday morning.

The winner between the Vols and Bulldogs will be comfortably in the driver’s seat to win the SEC East. Each team has multiple conference contests remaining so the division title won’t be official, but it’s hard to see Saturday’s winner dropping 2 SEC games in the final 3 weeks of the regular season.

There’s also an important game in the SEC West. Alabama is on the road at LSU. The Tigers and Crimson Tide are both 4-1 in conference play, falling only to Tennessee.

Ole Miss is still in the SEC West mix with a 4-1 conference record, having lost to LSU last month. The Rebels are the only SEC team on a bye Saturday and will play Alabama in Week 11.

Thirteen SEC teams are in action, spread out 6 conference contests, while Arkansas faces Liberty.

ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is a simulation-based computer model that projects the outcome of every game. Here are the FPI’s picks for the Saturday SEC slate:

  • Kentucky (50.4% chance to win) at Missouri
  • Texas A&M (67.1% chance to win) vs. Florida
  • Georgia (74.5% chance to win) vs. Tennessee
  • Arkansas (75.5% chance to win) vs. Liberty
  • Alabama (76.5% chance to win) at LSU
  • Mississippi State (81.8% chance to win) vs. Auburn
  • South Carolina (68.5% chance to win) at Vanderbilt

It wouldn’t be a college football Saturday without upsets. We’ll see how the FPI’s predictions fare against the results on the field Saturday.