Ready for a wild rivalry weekend?

If the final week of SEC football is anything like the first 13 this season, we’re in for a treat beginning Thursday night in College Station when Texas A&M battles LSU in a matchup pitting identical 7-4 records. The loser of that one could fall all the way to Birmingham if that’s what the SEC decides.

Mississippi State’s win over Vanderbilt was a prime example of the College Football Playoff committee’s game control request, but will it be enough to keep the Bulldogs in the No. 4 spot when the final rankings are released? Probably not.

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2014 SEC BOWL PROJECTIONS AFTER WEEK 13 (12 invites)

  • College Football Playoff Semifinal (Sugar Bowl):¬†Alabama vs Baylor
  • Orange:¬†Mississippi State vs Ohio State
  • Peach: Georgia vs Marshall
  • Citrus: Mizzou vs Minnesota
  • Outback: Auburn vs Wisconsin
  • Music City: Ole Miss vs Clemson
  • TaxSlayer: Florida vs Miami
  • Belk: South Carolina vs Duke
  • Liberty: LSU vs Oklahoma
  • Texas: Texas A&M vs West Virginia
  • Independence: Arkansas vs N.C. State
  • Birmingham: Tennessee vs Cincinnati

On the outside looking in: Kentucky, Vanderbilt