Tennessee's glaring weakness became its strength on Saturday, when the Vols contained Heisman hopeful Darren McFadden en route to a victory that gave them full control of their destiny in the division race.
Close calls, coaches heading into a make-or-break season and the Ol' Ball Coach on the brink highlight the SEC season-ending wrap-up.
From Vanderbilt's rise to Arkansas' MBP candidate, ESPN.com runs through all the important story lines in the SEC.
It's no surprise that Florida is on top in the SEC East, but Arkansas' rise in the West is a shocker.
From Alabama's surprising run to the top of the SEC to the underachieving Vols, the SEC's midseason point is covered here.