It’s time for some expert predictions for Week 10 in the SEC.

There are eight games involving SEC teams this week, so let’s take a look at projected outcomes for Saturday’s matchups, according to four different media outlets — USA TODAY, Athlon Sports, Bleacher Report and FBSchedules.


  • Alabama over LSU
  • Texas A&M over Mississippi State
  • Florida over Arkansas
  • Auburn over Vanderbilt

Note: No. 1 Alabama is bracing for what can be titled its most difficult challenge of the 2016 season yet when it travels to Death Valley in an annual division rivalry game with LSU. The Tigers are on a three-game winning streak and have all the motivation in the world to play lights out for interim coach Ed Orgeron, but if Bama can survive — as it has in each of the last five meetings — all that stands in its way of winning the SEC West is a home game with Auburn. Dan is confident that the Tide will roll in Baton Rouge.


  • Ole Miss over Georgia Southern
  • Auburn over Vanderbilt
  • Texas A&M over Mississippi State
  • South Carolina over Missouri
  • Tennessee over Tennessee Tech
  • Georgia over Kentucky
  • Arkansas over Florida
  • Alabama over LSU

Note: As long as Kentucky loses to Georgia, a loss against Arkansas this weekend wouldn’t be the end of the world for Florida. Even with two conference losses, the Gators would remain atop the SEC East standings. Here’s Steven on Saturday’s loaded SEC lineup:

LSU’s new direction on offense against Alabama’s defense is the weekend’s must-see matchup. Can the Tigers do enough through the air to help Leonard Fournette on the ground? I think LSU rides the momentum and hangs tough, but the Crimson Tide wins this one in the fourth quarter. The bye week should help Arkansas hit the reset button after a disastrous performance against Auburn. Protecting Austin Allen against Florida’s defensive front has to be the top priority for the Razorbacks. If they can, I like Arkansas to pull off a mild upset.


  • Texas A&M 39, Mississippi State 23
  • Auburn 31, Vanderbilt 16
  • Ole Miss 40, Georgia Southern 23
  • Florida 27, Arkansas 20
  • South Carolina 29, Missouri 17
  • Tennessee 51, Tennessee Tech 20
  • Kentucky 23, Georgia 21
  • Alabama 26, LSU 20

Note: South Carolina hasn’t won three games in a row since an early September stretch in 2014, and a win against Missouri would put the Gamecocks into the bowl conversation — something very few predicted prior to the start of the season. Meanwhile, the Tigers are looking to end a particular streak, says Brian:

Missouri has lost 10 straight SEC games since beating the Gamecocks last year, and its previously trusty defensive line has become a sieve due to injuries and player dismissals. South Carolina is far from an offensive juggernaut, though the heady play of freshman QB Jake Bentley has resulted in its two best scoring performances of the season.


  • Ole Miss 37, Georgia Southern 20
  • Texas A&M 45, Mississippi State 14
  • Auburn 34, Vanderbilt 13
  • Florida 26, Arkansas 13
  • South Carolina 52, Missouri 20
  • Tennessee 45, Tennessee Tech 7
  • Kentucky 33, Georgia 24
  • Alabama 34, LSU 17

Note: For some reason, Texas A&M remains just a 13-point favorite entering tomorrow’s game with a Mississippi State team that just surrendered 41 points to Samford last week. Eric believes the Aggies will show out as the College Football Playoff committee’s No. 4 team after the initial rankings came out Tuesday.

Texas A&M has premiered as the No. 4 team in the first release of the College Football Playoff rankings. Whether the Aggies remain in the top four as the season progresses remains to be seen, but winning games on the road against teams they are expected to beat is one sure prerequisite.