Georgia took over the lead in the SEC East after a win over Florida.
Now, the SEC West will have its big showdown as LSU will make the trip to face Alabama.
#1 LSU Tigers (8-0,4-0)
Last week: #1
The Tigers had the week off to rest up and have an extra week to prepare for what will be the biggest regular-season game of the year. Not only does this game have College Football Playoff ramifications, as well as deciding who wins the SEC West, but it will also go a long way in deciding who wins thew Heisman between Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, assuming the later plays following his ankle injury three weeks ago.
The anticipation for this matchup will only grow as the week continues.
Week 11: @ Alabama
#2 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0,4-0)
Last week: #2
Like the Tigers, Alabama had the week off to rest and have an extra week to prepare for the big matchup with LSU, and they needed it more than anyone with Tua still recovering from his ankle sprain. Everyone assumes he’ll play, but this will still be something to watch for as the week goes on.
The Tide will have the homefield for this years’ battle. They went to LSU a year ago and came away with the 29-0 victory.
Week 11: vs LSU
#3 Georgia Bulldogs (7-1,4-1)
Last week: #4
The Bulldogs faced off with Florida in Jacksonville in a matchup that had major implications on the East race.
Georgia held a 16-3 lead going into the 4th quarter, but Florida got a touchdown to cut the lead to 16-10.
But the Bulldogs would respond and find the end zone, get the 2-point conversion, and watch their defense get the job done to get the 24-17 win.
This win gave Georgia a slight cushion atop the SEC East standings.
Week 11: vs Missouri
#4 Florida Gators (7-2,4-2)
Last week: #3
The Gators were tasked with a tough matchup against Georgia that saw them fall 24-17.
Florida found themselves trailing 16-3 entering the 4th quarter and they were able to find the end zone twice.
However, their defense allowed another score by Georgia, and the Gators couldn’t get the ball back as Georgia ran out the clock.
Week 11: vs Vanderbilt
#5 Auburn Tigers (7-2,4-2)
Last week: #5
The Tigers faced off with an Ole Miss team that has had a ton of close losses this season.
This wasn’t a runaway victory for the Tigers, as they held on for a 20-14 after the Rebels had a chance to win it on the final drive
The Tigers’ offense put up big numbers but just couldn’t find a way to score, as they held a 10-7 lead at the half.
A win is a win, but the Tigers have a lot to work on during this BYE week.
Week 11: BYE
#6 Texas A&M Aggies (6-3,3-2)
Last week: #6
The Aggies had an easy week against UTSA, and they took care of business after a slow start.
UTSA found the endzone first to go up 7-0, but the Aggies would get it going and outscore them 45-7 the rest of the way for a 45-14 victory.
The Aggies are now bowl eligible and will have a week to rest before their final push of the season against 3 quality SEC opponents.
Week 11: BYE
#7 Kentucky Wildcats (4-4,2-4)
Last week: #7
It was a much-needed week off for the Cats, as they were a little banged up and needed to allow some players to get healthy. Among the players dealing with injuries of varying degrees include Jordan Wright, Josh Paschal, Phil Hoskins and Kash Daniel. Sawyer Smith is also working his way back to full health, though it looks like Lynn Bowden will remain the starter for the foreseeable future.
With 4 very winnable games left, the Cats will be looking to end the season on a high note and get bowl eligible and possibly get to 8 wins on the year.
Week 11: vs Tennessee
#8 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-5,3-4)
Last week: #9
The Gamecocks were looking to bounce back after their blowout loss on the road to Tennessee.
Luckily, they were facing the worst team in the SEC in Vanderbilt and were able to take care of business.
Vandy found the end zone early, but USC answered with a 24-0 scoring run the rest of the way to get a much-needed victory.
The schedule is going to make it hard for them to make a bowl game, but they have already pulled off one big upset this season.
Week 11: vs Appalachian State
#9 Tennessee Volunteers (4-5,2-3)
Last week: #10
Tennessee has really started to get things going in recent weeks, as they backed up their big win over South Carolina with a 30-7 blowout win over UAB. It wasn’t the prettiest showing, but the defense stepped up and forced 4 turnovers to make life easy on the offense.
The Vols are now 2 games away from bowl eligibility with 3 games remaining. They will have to beat 2 of Kentucky, Missouri, or Vanderbilt in order to get to 6 wins.
Week 11: @ Kentucky
#10 Ole Miss Rebels (3-6,2-4)
Last week: #8
The story of the season for the Rebels has been close loss after close loss. That was the case again this week as they fell to Auburn 20-14.
They had a chance to go get the win late, but the final play of the game resulted in an INT and once again a heartbreaking loss for the Rebels.
Week 11: vs New Mexico State
#11 Missouri Tigers (5-3,2-2)
Last week: #11
The Tigers had the week off after back to back losses to Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Things aren’t going to get any easier as their next 2 games are against Georgia and Florida making the road ahead rough for a team that got off to such a good start this season.
Week 11: @ Georgia
#12 Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5,2-4)
Last week: #12
The Bulldogs faced off with a struggling Arkansas team and was able to put up big numbers offensively to get the 54-24 win.
The Bulldogs ran all over Arkansas as they racked up 460 yards on the ground and 4 TDs led by Kylin Hill with 234 yards and 3 TDs.
Bowl eligibility is still in play for the Bulldogs if they can get 2 wins in weeks 13 and 14 as they will face Alabama after the BYE.
Week 11: BYE
#13 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-6,1-4)
Last week: #14
Vanderbilt once again lost as they fell 24-7 to South Carolina. Vandy struggled to move the ball outside of their 1 TD drive.
Vandy most likely won’t make a bowl game, but they will be looking to end the season strong.
Week 11: @ Florida
#14 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-7,0-6)
Last week: #13
The Razorbacks are officially out of the bowl game hunt as they can no longer reach 6 wins after their 54-24 loss to Mississippi State.
They were able to find success on the ground rushing for 184 yards and 2 TDs, but they could find a way to stop the Bulldogs’ ground attack.
Arkansas will look to finish the season strong but their long shot at a bowl game is officially over. It’s getting easier to see Chad Morris being fired at the end of the season, even if it is just his second season.
Week 11: vs Western Kentucky