With one Small kick and a relatively sizable upset, Texas A&M prompted fairly a shakeup in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.

The Aggies’ 41-38 upset of then-No. 1 Alabama on Seth Small’s subject objective opened the door for the Crimson Tide’s division rivals. It’s not only a parade of groups lining up neatly behind ‘Bama any extra.


The Skinny: The Tide clearly is not the seemingly unbeatable staff of final 12 months’s nationwide title run, and some accidents have not helped. But Saban’s groups have been adept at bouncing again in the previous and enhancing from defeat. There’s no questioning the expertise.

Road forward: Alabama has 4 straight residence video games after Mississippi State, internet hosting Tennessee, LSU and Arkansas together with New Mexico State. Then comes a go to to in-state rival Auburn.


The Skinny: The Tigers’ solely two losses have come to new No. 1 Georgia and No. 7 Penn State, however additionally they needed to mount a late comeback to beat Georgia State in coach Bryan Harsin’s first season.

Road forward: The Tigers go to Arkansas this weekend but additionally host Ole Miss on Oct. 30 after an open date and finish the common season towards the Tide.


The Skinny: Has already had 4 video games determined by 4 factors or much less, together with each losses. That 26-22 win at Texas A&M might wind up looming giant for each groups.

Road forward: The Bulldogs nonetheless have 4 video games towards ranked groups, beginning with Alabama. Then come No. 11 Kentucky, street journeys to Arkansas at Auburn and the Egg Bowl towards Ole Miss.


The Skinny: The offense is potent as ever however it’s arduous to miss how the protection struggled towards Arkansas, particularly giving up 37 second-half factors “We had felt so much progress in the offseason, spring and then fall through a number of games, and then that second half kind of had the same feeling as a year ago,” Rebels coach Lane Kiffin mentioned.

Road forward: The Rebels, who misplaced to Alabama, begin with a go to to Tennessee Saturday night time. They additionally host Texas A&M on Nov. 13 and have street journeys to Auburn and Mississippi State.