The SEC West showdown between Arkansas and Texas A&M at JerryWorld highlights the league slate this weekend.

So what will the headlines be come Monday morning?

Depth in the SEC West: Answer this question for me, who finishes last in the Western Division? There’s an intriguing matchup in Dallas between high-powered Texas A&M and ground-and-pound Arkansas that I expect to be competitive throughout. The Hogs are improved in year two under Bret Bielema, but I’m not sure they can score enough points to beat the Aggies. Even still, all seven teams in that division are good.

Ole Miss sets up monumental game with Bama: The Rebels should get past Memphis this weekend in Oxford to stay undefeated and set up a huge SEC West showdown with Alabama visiting The Grove on Oct. 4 with an expected visit from ESPN’s “College GameDay” for the first time ever in Oxford. That game has been tapped as a potential upset alert for the Tide and would highlight a very good slate of SEC games as the calendar flips to October.

First SEC win: The streak ends in Lexington this weekend. As of kickoff on Saturday against Vandy, it will have been 1,032 days since UK won its last conference game. Kentucky is much improved in the second year of Mark Stoops’ stint in the Bluegrass State with a talented quarterback in Patrick Towles and a very good running back in Braylon Heard.

It gets real: A few teams are on byes, and a few teams have non-conference opponents but next week begins the bloodbath of conference play for the SEC. Starting the first weekend of October, one – perhaps two – teams will embark on the journey to the inaugural College Football Playoff. Who’s excited to discover who is in the class of the SEC?