Here’s what we learned about every SEC East team following Week 13 action.

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Week 13 result: Defeated Eastern Kentucky 52-3
What we learned: We didn’t learn much about the Gators in Week 13 following their stress-free win over Eastern Kentucky, earning them bowl eligibility after they fell short of a bowl game last year. Will Muschamp has already been fired, ending any week to week speculation about his job status, and the nation is far from surprised Muschamp and the Gators won with ease against the Colonels of the FCS. Florida is a good team lacking consistency, but we already knew that before this week. The Gators have a chance to beat Florida State on Saturday to end their season (and Muschamp’s tenure) in style. If they play the way they play their best football, an upset of FSU is very possible.


Week 13 result: Defeated Charleston Southern 55-9
What we learned: We didn’t learn much about Georgia either following their cakewalk past Charleston Southern of the FCS on Saturday in Athens. The Bulldogs are a top 10 team and looked like one against the Buccaneers, but ultimately the fate of their season rests in the hands of the Missouri Tigers, who will decide the SEC East in Friday’s showdown with Arkansas. Nick Chubb rushed for 100 yards for a sixth straight game and the defense held its opponent to single digits for a second straight week. Georgia is really good, but it may not matter if Mizzou wins in Week 14.


Week 13 result: Bye
What we learned: There wasn’t much to learn about Kentucky during its bye in Week 13, but we do know it is now one of just three SEC teams yet to clinch bowl eligibility with one week left in the season (Tennessee and Vanderbilt are the other two). The Wildcats must win on the road at Louisville to clinch their first bowl berth since 2010, and that will be a difficult task following Louisville’s win over Notre Dame in Week 13. The Cats have lost five straight games by double figures, and we’ll ultimately learn what this team is really made of in Saturday’s showdown with the Cardinals.


Week 13 results: Defeated Tennessee 29-21
What we learned: Missouri taught us that it isn’t bothered by all the doubters picking against them week after week or chuckling at the notion this team could win the East for a second year in a row. The doubt and the condescension seems to fuel the Tigers, who find new ways to win every week against some quality teams. Missouri limited Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs to just 208 yards of total offense in Saturday’s win, and they scored 29 points on the road despite completing fewer than 50 percent of their passes. The Tigers have won 10 road games in a row and they are familiar with the atmosphere in Atlanta from their trip to the SEC championship game last year. Missouri already taught us it is a legitimate contender in the East, but it reminded us it doesn’t care about our opinions with Saturday’s win over the Vols.


Week 13 results: Defeated South Alabama 37-12
What we learned: South Carolina took care of business at home against South Alabama, but it was far from efficient in doing so. The Gamecocks reminded us that they are liable to struggle against any team in any environment, which should leave South Carolina fans concerned as the team prepares for Clemson this weekend. The Gamecocks earned bowl eligibility with Saturday’s win, avoiding the ultimate disaster of ending 2014 with a losing record, but it also taught us just how far from the top this team remains.


Week 13 results: Lost to Missouri 29-21
What we learned: The Vols taught us it’s too soon to anoint Dobbs as the proverbial future of the East, and way too soon to call UT next year’s favorite to win the division. Tennessee hung tough with a quality opponent on its Senior Night in Neyland Stadium, but in the end Dobbs was exposed and so was the rest of the Tennessee offense. The defense held its own without star A.J. Johnson, but it, too, struggled at times against a talented Mizzou offense. Tennessee has emerged in recent weeks and it should have itself in the thick of the East race next year, but Saturday’s result taught us it takes more than two great games to prove your worth in the SEC.


Week 13 results: Lost to Mississippi State 51-0
What we learned: We didn’t learn anything new about the Commodores in Week 13, but we were reminded of their ineptitude during a 51-0 loss to Mississippi State. The Commodores were outplayed in all three phases of the game, and they’ve now lost their first seven SEC games of the year by double figures to begin Derek Mason’s tenure in Nashville. Vanderbilt is back to its familiar place at the bottom of the SEC East standings, and if anything we were reminded of just how bad this team is in Saturday’s loss.