The SEC is beating up itself right now and it’s pretty clear that if an SEC team is going to make the College Football Playoff, it’s going to have to be an undefeated one.
A few teams are starting to pull away from the rest of the pack as conference play is beginning to heat up.
The Gators are still undefeated, yes. They are much better than they were last year, yes. However, things just got a lot harder for the Gators.
On Monday, quarterback Will Grier was suspended for the rest of the year for PEDs. This is going to hurt the Gators now that they have to go with Treon Harris, who hasn’t played in a game since Week 2.
4. Mississippi State
The Bulldogs have turned their season around since their rough start. While they are only 4-2 and probably don’t stand a chance to compete for a division championship, the Bulldogs are scrappy and have competed in every game this season.
Dak Prescott is still one of the top quarterbacks in the conference and his offense can surprise anyone on any given Saturday. This team has a chance to knock off a few teams in the coming weeks and pull off huge upsets. Don’t sleep on them.
3. Texas A&M
I just can’t say enough about this Aggie offense. Each week, they come out and pull off some amazing feats. I still believe that Kyle Allen is the best quarterback in the conference and he will need to play like it this weekend.
Defensively, the Aggies are still very good as well. Myles Garrett is scary good this year and it’s only a matter of time before people begin taking him even more seriously when it comes to being a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
Nick Saban’s team struggled in the early goings against Arkansas last week, much like I expected them too. They played a much better passing attack with the Razorbacks and it showed in the game.
However, the Crimson Tide were able to fix their early mistakes and pull away late in the game. Those early mistakes could come back to haunt them this weekend, however. This should be an entertaining game to watch in College Station.
LSU has finally found their footing on both sides of the ball. This team looked very complete against South Carolina last week and I wouldn’t be surprised if they just continued to get better. Brandon Harris finally looked like a quarterback that you would want to lead your team and Derrius Guice emerged as the next great Tiger running back.
On defense, this team played very well, forcing two turnovers against the Gamecocks. This team has a chance of doing something special the rest of the year and it’s eventually going to come through the defense.
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