College Football Rankings 2011: Can No. 11 Arkansas Still Win the SEC West?
It’s definitely a question that can stir up the conversation at the water cooler.
So, can No. 11 Arkansas still win the SEC West?
Well technically yes, as there’s still quite a bit of football left, and with that in mind, who’s to say that LSU and/or Alabama won’t get upset sometime down the road.
For one it is far-fetched to believe that that will happen, but the way Arkansas has rebounded after getting demolished by Alabama, hope still exists in Little Rock.
We know this much, someone will lose the Alabama/LSU game, and for Arkansas sake, Alabama must go down.
Which then, the SEC becomes wide open as LSU and Arkansas don’t play until Black Friday (Nov. 25) in Baton Rouge, LA.
So for the sake of argument, let’s say LSU defeats Alabama and Arkansas continues to win (which is very realistic since No. 13 South Carolina is their only other threat before LSU).
When kickoff comes for LSU-Arkansas the Tigers will be 11-0 and the Razorbacks 10-1.
As for Alabama, they will be 10-1 and playing at Auburn the following day.
And if Arkansas beats LSU and Alabama beat Auburn, we’ll have a three-way tie for first place in the SEC West with everyone at 11-1 (4-1)
It would then come down to a tiebreaker, but if this were to occur, the Razorbacks would be just as deserving to represent the SEC West in the conference’s championship game.
All this being said, here’s to hoping this comes close to happening or actually happening, because pandemonium and chaos is what makes college football so exciting, especially when it’s within on particular division of the nation’s best conference.
In addition, it would be a solid argument in favor of a college football playoff system, thus ridding the BCS of its duties and equality for all those ranked in the Top Ten of college football by regular season’s end.
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