Regardless, LSU versus Bama is clearly the marquee matchup among the seven games on this week's SEC schedule.
Randy Moore went 5-0 on last week's SEC Picks. Fellow IT staffers Danny Parker and Chris Price were 4-1, and Josh Woodward was 3-2. Price continues to lead for the season at 55-11. Their picks for this week (with season records in parenthesis) are as follows:
CHRIS PRICE (55-11)
LSU at Alabama: I think this game comes down to quarterback play and coaching. Alabama has the edge at both. Pile home field advantage on and this one is a no-brainer for me. Tide 27-13.
South Carolina at Arkansas: Based on Arkansas' performance last week against Vanderbilt I am a little hesitant, but the home-field advantage sways me again. Arkansas 33-21.
Vanderbilt at Florida: I think Vanderbilt will have a let down after a very tough loss against the Razorbacks. Florida will bounce back after their tough loss to Georgia. Gators 31-13.
New Mexico State at Georgia: No doubt in this one. Georgia 38-10.
Ole Miss at Kentucky: Almost anyone can beat Kentucky. This is no exception. I will take the Rebels 27-16.
UT-Martin at Miss. State: Should be an easy one for State. Not hard to call Mississippi State 31-13.
Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: Tennessee is playing some terrible offense right now, but I think they will figure something out to at least get the job done against the Blue Raiders. Vols 24-21.
DANNY PARKER (53-13)
LSU at Alabama: Super Bowl Jr. goes to the home team. Alabama, 19-14
South Carolina at Arkansas: Gamecock secondary has to face a QB this week that's thrown a pass before. Bad news. Arkansas, 20-17
Vanderbilt at Florida: Another case of shoulda, would, could for the 'Dores. Florida, 17-10
New Mexico State at Georgia: Bulldogs continue building momentum toward a return trip to Atlanta. Georgia, 51-6
Ole Miss at Kentucky: Wildcats nearly pull off the upset but blow a layup…uh, I mean drop a touchdown. Mississippi 13-6
UT-Martin at Miss. State: Enjoy your homecoming Starkvillians. State, 55-0
Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: Even what amounts to being a junior varsity version of the Vols is too much for the Blue Raiders. Tennessee, 23-13
RANDY MOORE (53-13)
LSU at Alabama: Saban has more talent but Miles has more luck. The big winner in this game will be the fans who get to watch what projects to be a fantastic battle. Bama, 20-17
South Carolina at Arkansas: Unless the Hogs decide to start a freshman QB who has never thrown a college pass they should win. Arkansas, 27-20
Vanderbilt at Florida: This Thanksgiving I'm going to give thanks that I'm not the Commodore place-kicker who blew the chip-shot field goal at the end of the Arkansas game. Florida, 34-17
New Mexico State at Georgia: What can you say? Dawgs, 49-7
Ole Miss at Kentucky: This game should be played as a preliminary to LSU versus Bama. Then you'd have the league's two worst and two best teams on the same bill. Ole Miss, 24-17
UT-Martin at Miss. State: Dan Mullen's underachieving Bulldogs flex some muscle for a change. Mississippi State, 42-7
Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: MTSU gave up 49 points to Georgia Tech, 38 to Troy and 45 last week to Louisiana. Wonder how many UT fans will stay home to watch the LSU-Alabama telecast instead? Vols, 27-17
JOSH WOODWARD (51-15)
LSU at Alabama: 28-20 LSU grabs a big win. I would also like to take the time to tell the SEC that most people would have liked a day game so we could go home and watch this massive showdown.
South Carolina at Arkansas: 34-21 Hogs grab another win
Vanderbilt at Florida: 28-10 Gators get back to winning
New Mexico State at Georgia: 21-3 Bulldogs. Looks like the Doobie Brothers skipped town for this game.
Ole Miss at Kentucky: 24-20 Black Bears grab a much needed SEC win, albeit against the floor mat of the SEC.
UT-Martin at Miss. State: 34-3 State knocks off former Vol Montori Hughes and his Skyhawks
Middle Tenn. at Tennessee: 24-10 Tennessee catches its breath and finally scores some points.