Tiebreaker Explained

On down the list, it states that it matters what the records are of the SEC teams, especially divisional teams, you have competed head-to-head with, so if the Dawgs-Cocks-Mizzou all have two conference losses and Mizzou’s second SEC East loss is to Tennessee, as Carolina’s was, and UGA’s was Vandy (recall we three each beat each other), then it might come down to the Vandy versus Tennessee game. UT lost to UGA and would have beaten the other two teams.

We have no West team common to each of the three teams or that would be a whole other can of worms.

Let’s say Mizzou loses to a non East team, only. They go. SEC West losses not as damaging as East losses: we have two; Carolina has two.

Mizzou loses three total SEC games, we go. Carolina does not have the tiebreaker, though they are ranked and better overall record. Does not matter. We have same SEC mark and East mark and beat the Chickens.

Let’s say all three have two losses in the SEC East. And that first tiebreaker I discussed plays out 100% evenly (here meaning: Vandy and UT would have the same record in conference and UT beat Mizzou). Then it would go to BCS rankings, which looks bad for UGA vs either. Why? We lost to Clemson, and Carolina would have a chance to beat them. Mizzou, by definition of this scenario, could have only two total team losses and they beat us pretty badly, in our stadium.

BEST SHOT: Two of the four games remaining are Ls for Mizzou. Kentucky has little chance. UT at Mizzou would be an upset. At Ole Miss and hosting Johnny Football, though, could net Dawgs another trip to ATL.

We win out and that happens, Carolina is totally irrelevant. (We did beat them by double digits this year, didn’t we? Seems so long ago.)

Then, BAMA could get to play us again. Is that good this year?