Current standings in the East:
|Missouri||3 - 0||1.000||7 - 0||1.000||4-0||3-0||0-0||W7|
|Florida||3 - 2||.600||4 - 3||.571||3-0||1-3||0-0||L2|
|Georgia||3 - 2||.600||4 - 3||.571||3-1||1-2||0-0||L2|
|South Carolina||3 - 2||.600||5 - 2||.714||3-0||2-2||0-0||L1|
|Tennessee||1 - 2||.333||4 - 3||.571||4-1||0-2||0-0||W1|
|Vanderbilt||1 - 3||.250||4 - 3||.571||3-2||1-1||0-0||W1|
|Kentucky||0 - 3||.000||1 - 5||.167||1-3||0-1||0-1||L4|
With 5 games remaining for Missouri, the Tigers have a 2-game cushion on 2nd place, 3 teams are currently tied with a 3-2 record. Those 3 teams all have only 3 conference games remaining.
Missouri: USC, UT, @UK, @Miss, A&M
Florida: UGA, Vandy, @USC
Georgia: UF, @Aub, UK
South Carolina: @MU, MSU, UF
Tenn: @Bama, @MU, Auburn, Vandy, @UK
Vandy: @A&M, @UF, UK, @UT
Kentucky: @MSU, MU, @Vandy, @UGA, UT
Missouri has tiebreakers against Florida, UGA and Vandy (who already has 3 losses). Florida still has to play USC and UGA,
If Mizzou ends up 0 or 1 losses, the East is won outright.
If Mizzou ends up with 2 losses, only 2 teams can beat them: USC and UT. Mizzou plays both, but should the two losses be against either of them, we would need that team to lose at least one more game. For UT, that is likely: UT plays @Bama, if USC beats us, they likely beat Mississippi State and Florida to end their conference schedule.
3 losses: If Mizzou beats USC, and UT loses to Bama, Mizzou would need the winner of UF/UGA game to lose one more to be safe even at 3 losses.
A win against UT and UK are assumed, but UT has shown themselves to be tough to beat this year, taking down USC this week and nearly taking out UGA 2 weeks ago, so Mizzou can't afford to sleep on them, HOWEVER, those games were in Knoxville and we'll be playing them a week after a likely beatdown at the hands of the Tide. I think most people are assuming we'll be slight underdogs to A&M - at the very least, Mizzou won't be heavy favorites - so a win against USC is essential. As if you needed me to tell you that.