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As we stand just a few days away from conference play the SEC basketball landscape is pretty confusing and murky with one exception that we all know, which is Kentucky. Kentucky is obviously the best team in the conference as well as the country. I do not think they will lose a conference game. The toughest team they had to play this season before the tournament was Louisville and they have defeated them. After Kentucky everything is confusing. I think Florida will finish second as they are finally getting their whole team together.
The Bowl season got off to a good start for the SEC. South Carolina played and beat Miami (FL) in a very close game. South Carolina got the SEC East started with a good bowl year. Texas A&M then beat West Virginia in a shoot out. Texas A&M may end up improving by a lot next year with a year's worth of experience under their quarterbacks belt. Arkansas then man-handled Texas. Arkansas made a big leap this season and looks to contend in the SEC West next season.
We will start with the bowl games. South Carolina will play the University of Miami(FL) in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. Miami is a pretty decent team, but I believe if you give Steve Spurrier this much time to prepare for one team, he will win it. I see USC by 10. Texas A&M plays West Virginia in the Autozone Liberty Bowl. A&M played like a top 25 team much of the season, but played down to other competition at times. Western Virginia is a decent team, but I think that A&M will win this one in a shoot out by 7.
The final week of regular season play was busy, exciting, and left us with several teams on the outside of the college football playoff, but a good chance at good bowl games. LSU had a tough time with Texas A&M, but did win. This left LSU at 8-4 and A&M at 7-5. Arkansas lost to Missouri. Arkansas will go to a bowl game with a 6-6 record and Missouri will play in the SEC Championship game. I don't think they will be in the playoff, even with a win over Alabama, but they will have a great bowl game this year.
In week 13, we mostly saw what we thought we would. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama all handled the cupcake portion of their schedule with relative ease. Mississippi State, also easily handled Vanderbilt. We did have two good conference games. One game a major upset and the other a game that was a good, close, hard fought game. The hard fought game was Tennessee playing at home against Missouri. It looked like Tennessee might could take this game for a while, but Missouri proved to be as good as their ranking showed and won 29-21. The big upset of the week, pitted an unranked Arkansas team against the 8th ranked Ole Miss football team.
It was a big week in the SEC, no doubt! South Carolina beat Florida in Overtime. Florida appears to be looking for a new coach. Mississippi State was ranked number one, but got knocked off by 5 in a thriller against Alabama. Alabama appears to, once again, be the class of the SEC West. Tennessee got another big win toward getting themselves into a bowl game by beating Kentucky. Auburn got absolutely hammered by Georgia, but Georgia loses Gurley to injury. You have to wonder what this means for Georgia. Missouri may have assured themselves of getting into the SEC Championship game and still only having two losses by beating Texas A&M.
The SEC West once again beat itself up and one team out of the College playoff, for now. We'll start with the East and Georgia's destruction of Kentucky. I have to admit, with the way Georgia had played and all Kentucky had done, I thought it would be a much better game. Ole Miss handled Presbyterian in the way I think we all knew they would. Texas A&M beat third ranked Auburn, which has knocked Auburn out of the 3rd spot in the playoff. Mississippi State continued to win against UT Martin and kept the number 1 slot in the playoff.
The week in the SEC was another big one. We had a possible Final Four elimination game, a near huge upset, and one very large upset. First of all, Texas A&M suspends their starting quarterback and wins over UL Monroe by only 5. The rest of the season is being questioned and what they will do at quarterback next season as well. Florida came out and crushed Georgia in a huge upset. I don't think anyone saw this one coming. Florida's ground attack was what Georgia's normally is. Kentucky lost to Missouri by ten.
It was a big week in the SEC. Arkansas came out and hammered UAB. They're still searching for that first SEC win in almost two years. Mississippi State played a very game Kentucky team. I will admit that Kentucky played much better than I thought they would. Mississippi State proved why they are ranked number one and took care of business. Missouri beat Vanderbilt in a SEC East game. Missouri gets to 6 wins with only two losses, but no key big wins. Ole Miss lost in a nail biter to LSU. LSU played about as good as I've seen them play, while Ole Miss seemed off of their game.
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