With No. 1 and No. 2 going down in Week 12 action, SEC teams resurfaced in the national championship picture with the SEC Championship Game potentially serving as a play-in game.
Despite Kansas State and Oregon being upset, the action was relatively normal in college football's most dominant conference. Well, that's mostly due to the opponents SEC teams faced.
The theme in the SEC might as well have been a cupcake, but surprisingly, games around the league remained competitive. Most fans, like those of South Carolina, would argue that the games were too close for comfort.
And while some fans might be worried about how close some of these seemingly easy games on the schedule became, Tennessee fans are staying in their rooms after watching their team get gutted by Vanderbilt.
The week didn't provide marquee matchups, but there was plenty to learn through all the nail-biting action.