Upset Saturday shook up the SEC division races last week, as contenders went down and new contenders emerged. But as the faces changed in the division races, one constant remains—the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.
Head coach Nick Saban's crew hosts Tennessee on Saturday afternoon in one of the SEC's top rivalry games. While "The Third Saturday in October" is dripping with history (despite not being played on the third weekend), it carries a lot of weight in the SEC race this season. Tennessee still has an outside shot at the SEC East title and has Uncle Mo on its side after upsetting South Carolina last week.
Those Gamecocks visit undefeated and No. 5 Missouri on Saturday night in what essentially serves as an elimination game for head coach Steve Spurrier's crew. South Carolina can't drop three games behind Missouri without the head-to-head tiebreaker and have a reasonable shot at Atlanta, so winning in the new Columbia is imperative.
Who wins those two showdowns and the rest of the SEC games in Week 9? Our picks are in this slide show.
2013 Record: 59-9 (1-5 last week), 40-27-1 ATS (3-3 last week)
All lines courtesy: VegasInsider.com