Kentucky has clinched the #1 seed. After that, it gets messy. Florida and Vandy are currently tied for 2nd at 10-5. Alabama and Tennessee are tied for 3rd at 9-6. 3 teams are tied at 7-8, Arkansas is right behind them at 6-9, auburn and Georgia will be battling for the 10th seed as both are 4-11, and South Carolina will definitely be bringing up the rear as the 12th seed at 2-13. I am only going to deal with our possible scenarios, but if you want to figure out where everybody else will end up, here are the tie breaking procedures:
Two team tie: A. Head to head record
B. Record versus the number 1 seed (and proceeding through the no.12 seed, if necessary)
C. Coin toss.
Three team tie: A. Best winning percentage of games played among the tied teams. B. Best winning percentage of the tied teams versus the no 1 seed and proceeding through the 12 seed, if necessary. C. If two teams remain, coin toss, if the 3 or more teams remain tied, draw their names out of a hat.
We play @ Ole Miss, Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt, and Florida hosts Kentucky.
If we beat Ole Miss we are the 4 seed and thus get the bye UNLESS Tennessee beats Vanderbilt AND Kentucky beats Florida.
If we lose to Ole Miss, we are still the 4 seed if Vandy beats Tennessee. If Tennessee wins that game, we would be the 5.
It's odd that we are better off finishing in a tie for 4th than we are in a 4 way tie for 2nd, but that's the way it works out. Basically, the Vanderbilt-Tennessee game is more important than our own game Saturday. As long as Vandy beats Tennessee, we will be the 4 seed and get the first round bye. If we win and Tennessee wins, we need to be huge Florida fans Sunday.
My original intentions were to work out the scenarios for the whole conference and post who we would be playing depending on the outcome of this weekend's games, but after about 15 minutes I gave myself a headache and decided it wasn't worth the effort.