Steve Spurrier took his lumps early in his South Carolina tenure, but he's seeing his plan come to fruition with the Gamecocks sitting at No. 3 in the polls and emerging as Alabama's main contender in the SEC.
LSU officials are keeping their fingers crossed that they will be able to play the North Texas game at Tiger Stadium this Saturday as originally scheduled.
College football doesn't have an official playoff system, but the SEC is going to come close, starting this weekend, writes Chris Low.
From Vanderbilt's costly celebration to D.J. Shockley potential return, the SEC is covered here.
Take a team-by-team look at the SEC.