Here is a look at the biggest story line for each SEC team entering Week 13:


Story line: “Kick Six” has no bearing on the outcome of this Iron Bowl. Seriously.

Nick Saban had to answer a question about it during his weekly presser on Monday, and we’re sure to see it talked about ad nauseam as the week progresses. Even though this is Alabama’s first trip back to Jordan-Hare Stadium since the incident, it really isn’t very likely to impact the coaches or players. Just the fans.


Story line: Do the Razorbacks now have the league’s best offense?

Arkansas leads the SEC with 35.3 points per game during conference contests, so they have a pretty strong argument. QB Brandon Allen and RB Alex Collins working behind a mammoth offensive line has been must-see television during the last five weeks. If only they had been able to begin the season with that type of production, we might be talking about this team in a much different light.


Story line: The Tigers can ruin Alabama’s season.

That’s really all that needs to be said this week. Auburn got the sixth win it needed to get into the postseason last week, meaning all the Tigers have to worry about this week is finding a way to knock off the Crimson Tide. A win here could ruin both SEC Championship Game and College Football Playoff hopes for Alabama.


Story line: Have we seen the last win of the Florida season?

After narrowly escaping an upset bid by Florida Atlantic in overtime last week, the Gators faithful is pessimistic heading into rivalry week against Florida State. The Seminoles are capable of putting a hurt on Florida if the Gators don’t get things figured out offensively. With Alabama as the likely opponent in the SEC Championship Game, the Gators may be looking at ending the season on a pretty sour note.


Story line: Are we witnessing the last of Mark Richt at Georgia?

Georgia is 8-3 and there’s no shame in that. But there has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not things are getting stale for the program under the direction of Richt. Whether the administration decides to go in another direction or Richt himself decides he’s tired of being ridiculed for winning seasons, there is at least a chance that we could be watching him on the Georgia sidelines for the last time on Saturday.


Story line: Beat Louisville and go to a bowl game, lose and stay home.

The stakes are the same as they were last season. The Wildcats lost that one in a close game. This time, the rivalry game is at Commonwealth Stadium. No more excuses will be accepted, and there’s no further explanation needed.


Story line: What the heck is going on with Les Miles?

The frustrations of the Tigers’ three-game losing streak has taken a back seat to the intrigue surrounding the fate of coach Les Miles. If what some of the media is reporting is true about the program considering paying his buyout, we could be watching the end of a brilliant era when the Tigers host Texas A&M this weekend.


Story line: What will Dak’s lasting impression be on the Egg Bowl rivalry?

Misssissippi State QB Dak Prescott is a once-in-a-generation type of talent for the Bulldogs, and the final chapters of his story are being written in front of our eyes. He engineered an epic 51-50 win at Arkansas last week with more than 500 passing yards and seven total touchdowns, so it is easy to see why Bulldogs fans are anticipating a storybook ending against their hated rivals.


Story line: Farewell, Coach Pinkel.

At 5-6, Missouri is facing the end of the road if they are unable to knock off Arkansas to secure a bowl bid. Emotions have been running high since Gary Pinkel’s retirement announcement in advance of Week 11’s win against BYU. Last week he was carried off the field after the loss to Tennessee in his final game at Faurot Field. Do the Tigers have one more left in the tank for Coach?


Story line: Will Chad Kelly outduel Dak Prescott and retain the golden egg for the Rebels?

It’s that time of year again in Mississippi, and Ole Miss the team looking to protect that precious egg. With a trip to Starkville to visit Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs in his final Egg Bowl appearance, it is likely that Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly, who is playing in his first Egg Bowl, is going to have to match him throw for throw to get the win on the road.


Story line: A win against Clemson would be one Gamecocks fans will tell their grandchildren about.

It has been an ugly season in Columbia. First, legendary coach Steve Spurrier abruptly resigns halfway through the year. Then, interim coach Shawn Elliott suffered one of the most embarrassing losses in recent program history to The Citadel. Returning to that same field a week later and knocking off the No. 1 team in the country (and your most hated rival) would be an epic ending to that story. Make it happen, South Carolina.


Story line: Winning out means it is on in 2016. For real this time.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Tennessee should be really good next year. Except this time, it is really true. This team has suffered four close losses with a young group this year, but if it rounds out the regular season with eight wins, it is a good indication that the 2016 version of this team could be the class of the SEC East and may contend for a conference championship.


Story line: The Chief has a chance to bring down his former boss.

There was no weirder assistant coaching story line than the one that followed veteran defensive coordinator John Chavis from LSU down to Texas A&M. With his old boss in limbo and a 10-win season still on the table for the Aggies, the Tigers are sure to see The Chief’s best shot in his return to Baton Rouge.


Story line: All of the frustration goes away with a win against the Vols.

Beating Tennessee can cure a lot of the pains the Commodores have dealt with this season. No matter the record, no matter the offensive struggles, a win against the Vols solves everything. Derek Mason could earn himself a lot of friends heading into his third year if he’s able to go into Knoxville and pull out a win.