Chris Stephens

Will South Carolina Take Down The SEC East?

Created on Oct. 27, 2013 11:05 PM EST

With an overtime win over the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, the South Carolina Gamecocks are sitting in a good position to win the SEC East this year.

Here's how the standings look after Saturday:

Team Conference Overall
Missouri 3-1 7-1
South Carolina 4-2 6-2
Florida 3-2 4-3
Georgia 3-2 4-3

Here's a look at the remaining SEC schedules.

Missouri: Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Texas A&M

Florida: Georgia, Vanderbilt and South Carolina

South Carolina: Mississippi State and Florida

Georgia: Florida, Auburn and Kentucky

Needless to say, there's a lot of football left to play. But looking at the rest of the schedule, South Carolina seems to be in the driver's seat, even though they still have one more conference loss than Missouri.

With Missouri needing to play Ole Miss and Texas A&M, those are two tough games to expect the Tigers to win, especially after the way they performed against South Carolina. As long as the Gamecocks can beat Florida, I see no reason why they won't represent the division in the SEC Championship.

The loser of Saturday's Florida-Georgia game definitely is outside of the conversation. For Georgia, if Missouri can lose two games the rest of the way (and they win out in the SEC), they'll still win the East considering they beat South Carolina head-to-head.

In all honesty, there are a lot of different scenarios, but I'm putting my money on South Carolina to finish the drill and go to Atlanta.

What do you think?

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