SEC East now known as SEC Mess

The Gators had plenty of reasons to be excited in their upset of Georgia, which threw the SEC East into a mess. (Getty photo)

The Gators had plenty of reasons to be excited in their upset of Georgia, which threw the SEC East into a mess. (Getty photo)

Look who is leading the SEC East.

None other than Missouri.

Yeah, that’s right.

The same Missouri team that looked awful in that 34-0 loss to Georgia three weeks ago.

The same Missouri team that 119 yards of offense and still managed to blow out Florida, which was the very team that blew out Georgia on Saturday, causing this mess.

So now the Tigers (7-2, 4-1) are the only team in the East with one loss.

And they’re in first with about a month’s worth of games remaining.

Here’s how it’s gone in the East.

Georgia beat Missouri, which beat Florida, which beat Georgia.

Georgia beat Tennessee, which beat South Carolina, which beat Georgia.

The Tigers are off next week before finishing the season with a manageable trio of  games — at Texas A&M, at Tennessee and vs. Arkansas — so if they win out, they’ll represent the East in the SEC Championship game for the second straight season.

And that would sit about as well with Georgia fans as did losing to Florida on Saturday.

Georgia still has hope with SEC games at Kentucky and at home against Auburn, but can’t slip up again.

The Bulldogs hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with Missouri, so they need to win out and hope Missouri slips up along the way.

Next week is dangerous for Georgia, which could virtually fall out of contention with a loss at Kentucky with Auburn still left to play, although the Tigers are better at home than on the road.

The East is Missouri’s to lose, as tough as that seems to believe right now.


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