The games this coming Saturday in the SEC will go a long way toward determining how mediocre the league is going to look in the bottom half this season.
There's a very real possibility that seven of the 12 teams could finish the regular season with five or more losses. Not only that, but six of the teams are flirting with a .500 or worse season.
Already, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have five losses.
The key games this weekend, in terms of how many teams could finish with non-winning seasons, are Florida at South Carolina, Tennessee at Arkansas and Kentucky at Vanderbilt.
In 2009, eight SEC teams finished the regular season with five or more losses.
And last season, all six teams in the Eastern Division were saddled with five or more losses after the bowl games, and four of the six finished with losing records.