While the rest of the college football world -- those that blindly follow the ESPN College Gameday crew -- are all worked up over those junior conferences trying to get into the BCS "championship game," those of us with working brains are only concerned about the SEC. Since the best team in the SEC -- whoever it is -- is the best college football team.
Now that we've clarified for the confused -- or made them mad so they left -- let's look at the confusion wrought by yesterday's games.
Despite getting hammered by Arkansas, South Carolina is where they've been all season long: win and they're in ... as far as the SEC title game goes. Then, again, so is Florida.
Whoever wins the game this weekend wins the SEC East. It's that simple. Like we've been saying for weeks.
The LSU win over Alabama seems to have simplified things. If Auburn wins one of its remaining two conference games (Georgia, Alabama), they win the West.
LSU can only win the West if Auburn loses both games, and if they win both of theirs (Mississippi, Arkansas).
Alabama can only win the West if they win out (Mississippi, Auburn), Auburn loses to Georgia, and LSU loses one of their remaining two games.
Auburn has the easiest track.
Honestly, does it matter? If Auburn wins out, they should be in the SEC Championship Game against USC/Florida ... and win. And, that'll put them in the BCS "championship game."
Oregon, who some people really think is all that (they aren't), is likely to be that other team ... if they win out.
Texas Christian would be Auburn's opponent if Oregon stumbles. And, if TCU also stumbles, then Boise State might sneak in.
Unless LSU somehow sneaks in by way of other teams being upset. However, it appears that LSU gets to join Auburn in serving up a huge cup of STFU to two pretenders.
As it stands now, it's likely that Auburn gets to spank Oregon in the BCS "championship game," while LSU goes to the Sugar Bowl, and gets to spank either TCU or Boise State.