Unfortunately, Auburn and Georgia Tech are struggling, so two of the rivalry games may not be as competitive as usual. The Florida-Florida State and Ole Miss-Mississippi State matchups may be entertaining enough to offset that, however.
InsideTennessee's Randy Moore went 11-0 on last week's SEC Picks. Danny Parker, Josh Woodward and Chris Price went 10-1 each. Parker continues to lead for the season with an 88-14 record. Below are the staff picks for this week, with year-to-date won/loss records in parenthesis:
DANNY PARKER (88-14)
Auburn at Alabama: Is this one of those inspirational, throw-the-records-out type games? Just about. Alabama, 17-14.
Florida at Florida State: Toughest pick of the week. I'll go with the SEC team with the better defense. Florida, 22-12.
Georgia Tech at Georgia: Surely the Bulldogs won't choke on this year's opportunity for something special in January. Georgia, 35-13.
Miss. State at Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze will have his Rebels ready. Ole Miss, 27-20.
RANDY MOORE (85-17)
LSU at Arkansas: I'm guessing Arkansas fans won't be weeping that the John L. Smith era is ending. Tigers, 41-17
Auburn at Alabama: I'm guessing Auburn fans won't be weeping that the Gene Chizik era is ending, either. Bama, 38-7
Florida at Florida State: Will Muschamp is keeping his job but he'll hear some grumbling after this game concludes. Seminoles, 24-14
Georgia Tech at Georgia: The Bulldogs get one more week in the top 10 before getting thumped by Bama in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia, 35-21
Miss. State at Ole Miss: Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze might be the SEC's two most underrated coaches. Tough call. Rebels, 34-31
Missouri at Texas A&M: Johnny Football is the hottest thing going, so I'm not going to pick against him. Aggies, 38-20
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest: Unless the Commodores are overconfident after their beat-down of Tennessee, they should win handily. Vandy, 34-17
Kentucky at Tennessee: Knowing NFL scouts are watching, Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson dazzle in their final college appearances. UT finally puts together 60 minutes of football. Vols, 42-7
JOSH WOODWARD (84-18)
LSU at Arkansas: Arkansas is more focused on finding a new coach than playing this game. 42-17 Tigers
Auburn at Alabama: The Iron Bowl likely will be a lop sided affair. Auburn just can't handle the Tide. 38-3 Crimson Tide
Florida at Florida State: One of the better games of the weekend. Will have to pick the SEC on this one. 24-21 Gators
Georgia Tech at Georgia: Georgia Tech got beat by MTSU by 3 touchdowns, so you know who I got to pick. 44-17 Bulldogs
Miss. State at Ole Miss: The Egg Bowl should be a good one, I'm taking the upset on this one. 35-34 Ole Miss
Missouri at Texas A&M: Shouldn't be much of a game unless you want to watch Johnny Football go for the Heisman. 48-28 Aggies
South Carolina at Clemson: Can the South Carolina defense slow down Clemson? I think so. 28-20 Gamecocks
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest: Vanderbilt has a better bowl to play for. 35-10 Dores
Kentucky at Tennessee: Bottom of the cellar of the SEC, both teams will have a new coach next year, Tennessee is playing for the seniors and trying not to lose 8 games for the first time ever. 42-24 Vols
CHRIS PRICE (83-19)
LSU at Arkansas: LSU is a good football team, but they are in a very tough conference. Luckily this season Arkansas isn't nearly as good as last. Tigers 31-17.
Auburn at Alabama: Auburn is having a bad week already with the NCAA getting ready to drop the hammer. Unfortunately the Rammer Jammers Yellowhammer is about to come down even harder. Tide 42-13.
Florida at Florida State: Florida State lost to the same N.C. State team that Tennessee took behind the woodshed. That says it all to me. Gators 31-20.
Georgia Tech at Georgia: Georgia isn't going to let down for this one. They are just two wins away from a National Championship berth. Dawgs 38-13.
Miss. State at Ole Miss: Mississippi State has had a great season, but the Ole Miss offense is something special. I'm taking the home team. Rebels 34-31.
Missouri at Texas A&M: Texas A&M may have the best player in college football and he is a freshman. Yikes. A&M takes this one 42-21.
South Carolina at Clemson: South Carolina is still hurting without Marcus Lattimore who was just hitting his stride before the tragic injury against the Vols. I'll take the home team once again. Tigers 34-28.
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest: Vandy is rolling and Wake Forest is Wake Forest. That's enough explanation. Commodores 33-13.
Kentucky at Tennessee: Tennessee is pretty bad, but somehow Kentucky is worse. Vols 38-20.