Last week: 6-1 straight up, 3-3-1 against the spread
Season: 41-5 straight up, 19-18-2 against the spread
There are only six games this week, but there's only one potential stinker among them. I love weeks like this where almost everything that happens will be important in the division races. The big weeks in November that decide things are great, but the sorting that happens in October is what sets the table for those weeks.
Mississippi State (-2) over Texas A&M 42-38
I really don't have any clue how this one will go. As we saw last week, A&M has trouble stopping power running, and the Bulldogs can do that. That said, MSU's pass defense hasn't been that great either this year. I'm going with the home team, but I really don't know what will happen.
Florida (+2.5) over Tennessee 23-20
Is this a bad pick? Probably. I just think the extra time from the bye week plus the time to get the offensive line to get healed up will give the Gators just enough of an edge to win. But it's probably a bad pick.
Ole Miss (+6) over Alabama 27-24
I picked the Rebels to win this game in the preseason, and I'm going to stick with it. Bama hasn't played a defense this good yet, and with its iffy pass protection, Ole Miss's excellent D-line should cause lots of problems. Toss in a likely pro-Rebel edge in turnovers and the upset is going to happen.
Georgia (-33.5) over Vanderbilt 42-6
With Patton Robinette doubtful, I don't see how Vandy scores much. UGA will have a field day in this one.
Auburn (-8) over LSU 37-34
I do think that AU will take this one in the end, but there are going to be some fireworks in the process. John Chavis has down defenses once or twice a decade, and this year's is one of those. The Tigers will score some, but LSU will probably keep up.
South Carolina (-4) over Kentucky 27-20
With Auburn still left to go, the Gamecocks have to win this game to have any shot remaining at winning the East division (probably though a crazy tiebreaker). I think they'll take that under consideration and play well enough to get a tough road win here.