In other words, CBS seems to think this will be the most competitive game and picked it up for the 2:30 p.m. tee time.
That doesn't speak very well for Ole Miss' chances against Alabama and shows the lack of concern about the game between conference newcomer Missouri and Central Florida. The network also passed on Towson at LSU in what should be a blowout.
South Carolina should ease past Kentucky in the Bluegrass State, making it an easy cull, and Arkansas at Texas A&M could easily be a sleeper by the second half.
Tennessee at Georgia sounds like a good nap waiting to happen as well. Georgia wins going away I think in the weaker side of the SEC as the Bulldogs, South Carolina and Florida all still undefeated, collectively. Nothing should change in the West either as Alabama and LSU remain perfect and Mississippi State takes the week off among the western conference unbeatens.
So, I consider this a bye week for the nation's top conference. Next week should be much more entertaining with the Hogs playing at Auburn, Mississippi State's Bulldogs at Kentucky, LSU and Florida colliding in Gainsville, the Aggies rolling into Oxford to meet the Rebels, Georgia visiting South Carolina and Missouri entertaining Vanderbilt.
After suffering a fourth-straight loss this week, and Texas A&M more than covering the 14-point spread I last saw, the Hogs finally get a win against Auburn next week as some of the pieces to the puzzle finally get arranged.
Vanderbilt and Missouri should be an evenly-matched game that will be not much more than a crawler on the bottom of the screen. The Georgia/South Carolina game will be on ESPN and will likely hold up to the billing, especially after they meet still unbeaten following this week. South Carolina may have the edge when that happens. But Georgia is equally as talented. Could go wither way. I say South Carolina comes out on top and takes the East lead with Florida after the Gators chomp an overrated LSU team on CBS, next week's game of the week.
Alabama holds serve in Oxford this week and then sits on a bye week with a 5-0 record and Mississippi State covers Kentucky, leaving the Tide and Dogs alone atop the West standings.
So in a couple of week's all eyes will be on Florida and Georgia in the East and Alabama and Mississippi State in the West.
Alabama has Missouri and Tennessee ahead of that and Mississippi State takes on the Vols and Middle Tennessee State. The West could very conceivably come down to two unbeatens in Alabama and MSU in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 27.
We will soon see how it pans out. Until then, this looks like a good weekend to play golf.
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Chan Davis is the Sports Editor for the Carroll County News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-654-2742.