Greetings. It’s the second edition of the SEC Watchability Rankings. I decided to bring this back this week in the hopes that it becomes a consistent thing for everyone to read and banter about. Obviously, this week has one big game in particular to watch, but what about the rest? Let’s dissect.
6. Missouri Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Why It’s Here: You folks wanna see a dead body?
5. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Auburn Tigers
Why It’s Here: Auburn’s offense has been really hard to watch over the last few weeks. That coincided with the fact that the Vols aren’t exactly a juggernaut makes this one a bit low on the scale. The Tigers will have to hope they get things together, because a slip-up to UT would effectively end any chance of having a shot this season. Tennessee played Georgia close the last time we saw them, so we’ll see if they have something in them this week against the Tigers on the plains.
4. Florida Gators vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Why It’s Here: Florida is on the heels of their biggest win in some time, having defeated the LSU Tigers last week. Now the Gators hit the road to take on a desperate Vandy team. The Commodores are reeling after being pelted by Georgia last week in Athens. Now they welcome a Gator team that looks to be a well-oiled machine under Dan Mullen. This could be a bit of a rock fight if the Gators don’t have their offense going, however.
3. Ole Miss Rebels vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Why It’s Here: POINTS! The Rebels score a lot and also give up a lot so Arkansas may very well stand a chance to have a big day at the office. They did put up 30+ on Alabama last week, so how will they fare against a worse defense this week? You decide!
2. Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Why It’s Here: A&M and South Carolina are coming off big wins last week over Mizzou and the Kentucky Wildcats. The latter is probably more promising than the former, but it was still a gutty win for the Gamecocks despite not having Jake Bentley under center. Jake is back but A&M’s fierce attack led by Trayveon Williams could put a scare into the Columbia crowd. We’ll see how this shakes out, but this is pretty comfortably the second-best game of the weekend.
1. Georgia Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers
Why It’s Here: Well, it’s the only Top 25 matchup in the SEC this week, and in fact, it’s a Top 15 one. It could’ve been Top 5, but LSU fell to Florida a week ago. The Tigers will still be out to bounce back this weekend as they welcome the reigning SEC East Champions. Believe it or not, the last time that Georgia visited LSU was... wait for it, 2008. Yeah, kinda silly right? It is. Anyways, this one should be a fun one. If both play up to potential, it has Game of the Week written all over it, and not just in the SEC.