So, I’m gonna try something new here, folks. In our constant attempts to hype up your favorite conference, I’m gonna whip up some rankings. This time around, instead of power rankings (which you may have come across this morning) I’m gonna rank this weekend’s games based on watchability. The more intriguing matchups will be near the top, while the less intriguing ones will be near the bottom. Pretty simple, obviously.
Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we?
7. Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Why It’s Here: You folks wanna see a dead body?
Seriously though, ‘Bama games are about as intriguing to watch at this point as looking at paint dry. Considering how bad Arkansas has been this season, this game will probably be over by the 7:20 mark of the 1st quarter. Tua Tagovailoa at least makes it somewhat fun to watch, but this won’t be a nail biter at all.
6. ULM WarHawks vs. Ole Miss Rebels
Why It’s Here: At least the fact that Ole Miss games tend to involve points scored in bunches, you could have some fun watching this game.
5. Missouri Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Why It’s Here: I’m not really sure what to make of either team here. On one hand, Mizzou’s offense can be very fun to watch if Drew Lock has it rolling. On the other hand, that defense could frustrate even the most neutral fan. And South Carolina... well, the Gamecocks are equally frustrating. You get the sense that they should be good, but they’ve dropped two in a row and have only looked really impressive against Coastal Carolina and Vandy. Whoever wins this game (I think it will be Mizzou) will hang around 3rd in the SEC East, since our new overlords in Kentucky will be holding the honor of 2nd place for a while.
4. Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Why It’s Here: This probably should have blowout potential. Georgia is much more talented than Vanderbilt at just about every position on the field. UGA, however, has made life difficult for themselves the last two weeks. The Missouri Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers hung around for much longer than most would’ve given them credit for. Will Georgia sleepwalk again this week against the Commodores? You may want to tune in to find out!
3. Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
Why It’s Here: Auburn and Mississippi State are two teams cut from the same cloths. Their offenses can be frustrating to watch while their defenses tend to excel. This could very well be a rock fight on Saturday, and perhaps uneasy on the eyes. But this is a big one for both. The Tigers have struggled a little bit lately despite earning nothing but tallies in the win column. State, meanwhile, has taken a gigantic step back after losses to Kentucky and Florida. Might they lose three in a row? Will Auburn’s offense continue stalling out? We’ll see!
2. LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators
Why It’s Here: The LSU-Florida rivalry has gotten very, very spicy over the past few seasons. The last four meetings have been decided by seven points or less. Three of those have gone to LSU, with Florida winning back in 2016. No matter the skill level, these two teams tend to really, really bring it. So they could very well conjure up something fun in the 3:30 p.m. time slot on Saturday.
1. Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Why It’s Here: Because Kentucky is our new overlords and should be accepted as such.
Really though, how fun is this? UK is 5-0 and 3-0 in SEC play. They go to College Station, where the Aggies have looked pretty solid this year. Year 1 of the Jimbo Fisher era is looking good both on the field and in the recruiting realm. Sure, they lost to the Clemson Tigers and got smoked by Alabama. But is there any shame in that? Not really! The Aggies have handled their business otherwise and have looked very sharp at times.
They will unironically face a stern test in the Kentucky defense, and of course, the great Benny Snell, Jr. too. This has the makings of a fun primetime game, and you should definitely tune in.