Originally Posted by jesse james
This has been mentioned in so many different threads with people going throgh various scenarios and questioning whether Georgia needs to lose another game or whether we will be ranked 5 spots higher in the BCS poll or whatever . . . just thought I'd create one spot for that discussion.
As far as all of this talk about a possible 3-way tie is concerned . . .
B. THREE (OR MORE) TEAM TIE
1. (Once the tie has been reduced to two teams, go to the two-team tie-breaker format.)
2. Combined head-to-head record among the tied teams.
3. Record of the tied teams within the division.
4. Head-to-head competition vs. the team within the division with the best overall (divisional and non-divisional) Conference record and proceeding through the division. Multiple ties within the division will be broken from first to last.
5. Overall record vs. non-division teams.
6. Combined record vs. all common non-divisional teams.
7. Record vs. common non-divisional team with the best overall Conference (divisional and non-divisional) record and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based on their order of finish within their division.
8. The tied team with the highest ranking in the Bowl Championship Series Standings following the last weekend of regular-season games shall be the divisional representative in the SEC Championship Game, unless the second of the tied teams is ranked within five-or-fewer places of the highest ranked tied team. In this case, the head-to-head results of the top two ranked tied teams shall determine the representative in the SEC Championship Game.
Assuming we win out and Georgia wins out, then Missouri must get their second loss agaisnt either Tennessee or Kentucky for us to even get past tie-breaker #3 (record within division). We already have two losses against Eastern division opponents as does Georgia . . . so if Missouri beats Tennessee and Kentucky it will not matter whether they pick up a second loss to Mississippi or A&M, because they would only have one loss vs the Eastern division, in which case tie-breaker #3 would eliminate both us and Goergia and give Missouri the title.
So, if we beat Missouri, we do need to have Georgia to lose again so that there won't be a 3-way tie . . . and then it doesn't matter who else Missouri loses to as long as they pick up a second loss, because we would then have the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Do you not remember what happened to us in 2011? Undefeated in the East. Two losses from SEC West teams (Auburn & Arkansas). Sat at home in December.
In 2012? Beat UGA and tied with them in the East but lost to LSU. Sat at home in December.
An SEC loss is an SEC loss. Period.