Through 11 weeks of the 2015 season, 47 conference games are in the books.

And while we may have solved the SEC East riddle in Week 10, the SEC West still has a couple of meaningful games left to be played during the final two weeks before a winner can be declared.

There are four conference games this week, with Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina all stepping outside of the league for nonconference games.

Here are some things we can learn about the SEC championship picture from Saturday’s four games:


Florida clinched a trip to the SEC Championship game with a 9-7 win against Vanderbilt at The Swamp in Week 10. Any games involving SEC East teams from this point forward will merely be to determine how those teams will rank behind the Gators in the division standings.

  • Tennessee at Missouri: The two-time defending SEC East champions and the league’s favorite sleeper pick to win the East in the preseason finally meet in Week 12, but it turns out that neither came close to winning the divisional crown. Instead, this game will be about bowl eligibility for a Tigers team that sits at 5-5 with a pair of conference games remaining. For the Vols, who are already eligible for the second consecutive year thanks to a 6-4 record, it is about potentially finishing as high as second in the division if they’re able to win their last two games.


  • LSU at Ole Miss: As recently as two weeks ago, this game looked like it could have been for all of the marbles in the SEC West. Instead, LSU has lost two straight and is on the wrong side of a tiebreaker with Alabama. Ole Miss also holds two conference losses, but the Rebels do have the advantage of holding the tiebreaker with Alabama thanks to a head-to-head win in Week 3. The Rebels need to win this game and then beat Mississippi State next week, and hope that Alabama loses to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The sad part for Ole Miss fans is that they would control their own destiny in this situation had the Rebels closed out a dramatic overtime game against Arkansas in Week 10. Now, they need to win and get help.
  • Mississippi State at Arkansas: Mississippi State had its chance to impose itself on the SEC West race last week with a home game against Alabama, but failed miserably. So this week, the only thing the Bulldogs can do is ruin what little chance the Razorbacks have at jumping into a tie for the top of the division. With two conference losses, the Razorbacks need an Alabama loss to Auburn coupled with wins in their next two games to find their way into a tie for the the SEC West. Unfortunately, they can’t win any tiebreaker scenarios to win the division.


  • Texas A&M at Vanderbilt: This interdivisional matchup is cool because the Aggies have never played a game at Vanderbilt and the Commodores defense is playing well enough to cause Texas A&M some trouble, but it will have no impact on the title chase. At most, the Commodores are playing for a chance to be bowl eligible and the Aggies are jockeying for a favorable position among a crowded SEC West as bowl season draws near.