After further investigation and some insight from a fellow sports-thusiasts, it turns our my previous post isn't entirely complete. This is good news for us MSU fans, and not so great for all you Rebels out there. Just the way I like it.
Last night, my dogs lost to the razorbacks of Arkansas in a fiercely competed game that came down to the final moments and free throw %. Our % was of course disenchanting as usual for close games when it matters most and the pigs couldn't miss. Not a good combination for us. So we drop to 7-8 along with everyone else in the West except LSU and Arkansas. So we have that four-way tie like I previously said but here is the funny thing. MSU does not necessarily have to have Ole Miss lose this weekend for us to move into first. Wait, even with the same record as Ole Miss or Auburn, State will be in first by themselves? That is correct.
Here's how it works out. The tie-breaker system in the SEC plays to our advantage. Here is how SEC Sports puts the scenarios. All things of course are hinged on us winning versus Bama.
" Mississippi State (7-8) can secure the West No. 1 seed and a share of the West Division title with a win versus Alabama.
If Mississippi State and Ole Miss are tied at 8-8...........
Mississippi State would earn the West No. 1 seed due to their 7-3 division record compared to Ole Miss' 6-4 mark.
Ole Miss would be the West No. 2 seed and earn a share of the West Division title with a first-round bye
If Mississippi State and Auburn are tied at 8-8...........
Mississippi State would earn the West No. 1 seed due to their season sweep over Auburn.
Auburn would be the West No. 2 seed and earn a share of the West Division title with a first-round bye"
So there you have it, if we win it does not matter what the outcome of any other game is, we will have won the West .
The game Sunday is going to be nuts. Of course I would rather MSU have clinched our position ahead of time but there is a certain excitement about a season coming down to the last game.
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