With plenty of games on the docket in Week 10, no hot take artist was left without fuel. Vandy almost beat a good team (again), Alabama won (again), Kentucky led the East for about three hours and Mississippi State dethroned Texas A&M from its place in the theoretical Playoff.

Let’s get started.

Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Mississippi State won potentially its most impressive game under Dan Mullen, and it did so in potentially his worst season. The Bulldogs dominated this one from whistle to whistle, and the king is alive and well in Stark Vegas.

Vanderbilt at Auburn

It’s a new tradition in the SEC East as Vanderbilt somehow inexplicably put itself in position to score on a game-tying drive. As is custom, the offense fell apart on said drive and the better team won once again. Auburn is really clicking on offense, and its lack of points should mostly be attributed to voodoo and a strong Derek Mason defense.

Georgia Southern at Ole Miss

How could things get worse for Ole Miss? Try losing the only thing that’s been right all season. It’s been a fun ride for the Rebels, but they were snakebitten out of the gate. Luckily, Hugh Freeze has built up their talent pool, and they should be back in the national spotlight in no time.

Florida at Arkansas

Florida is the eastern cousin of LSU. Its defense is a beast that eats most mortals, but its offense is so bad that it basically plays defense against itself. As recently as last week, Florida looked to be a lock to win the East despite its loss to division foe Tennessee. Today, nothing is guaranteed.

Missouri at South Carolina

Can’t say enough good things about Jake Bentley and the job that he and Will Muschamp are doing to raise the Gamecocks from the ashes. Week 1 was a dumpster fire, but Weeks 8, 9 and 10 have seen Carolina hit its stride.

Tennessee Tech at Tennessee

How hilarious of an ending would if be for Tennessee if its train wreck of a three-week stretch turns around in time to put it in Atlanta? Because regrettable things happen in the SEC East, that may very well be the case.

Georgia at Kentucky 

Either Georgia or Tennessee would be the pick for the most interesting team in the SEC on a per-game basis, and this matchup showed why. Georgia trailed for the majority of the game to reborn Kentucky, which found itself in the driver’s seat for the East for about the length of a Lord of the Rings movie. Luckily for the Dogs, Georgia was able to send it back down to earth behind freshman phenom Jacob Eason and the spectacled specialist Rodrigo Blankenship.

Alabama at LSU

This game either showed the dominance of both teams’ defenses lined with NFL talent or it sent football back to about 1926. Good news for LSU: It held No. 1-ranked Alabama scoreless for three quarters. Bad news: It failed to score at all. This game is always a classic matchup in the SEC, and it did not disappoint. Fans were kept on the edges of their seats until the last series.