Believe it or not, the "Game of the Century" didn't really impact a whole lot other than the SEC West standings. Nope, didn't even determine a conference champion much less a national champion. This week could prove to be much more decisive than anything that occurred under the lights in Tuscaloosa. Two big games to watch in the SEC this week include:
Georgia vs. Auburn: Mark Richt has his Georgia Bulldogs at 7-2, you read that correctly. Those loses to No. 5 Boise State and No. 12 South Carolina don't look nearly as bad as they once did, and the Bulldogs are just a few wins away from clinching a birth in the SEC Championship in Atlanta. Can't overlook Auburn, who might have gotten Houston Nutt fired in the process after beating up Ole Miss. Game kicks off at 3:30 p.m.
LSU vs. Arkansas: Who knew that the "Game of the Century" was really poorly disguised as a hockey match? While LSU's defense held Alabama to just 6 points, the Razorbacks have averaged 37.6 points/game. Yet, Arkansas only put up 14 versus Alabama. Methinks Arkansas will need a bit more than 14 to beat LSU on Saturday.
Here is a breakout of the SEC standings after week 11:
Southeastern Conference Standings
(updated 11.6.2011 at 1:37 AM EDT)
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