It's one of those topics of discussion that lurks on the periphery of college football: Can the SEC get two teams into the College Football Playoff?
After the past couple of weeks, maybe that question should be: Can the state of Mississippi get two teams into the playoff?
The Bulldogs and Rebels have been that good. MSU jumped over Florida State and into the No. 1 spot in both polls, while Ole Miss remained in the No. 3 spot in the rankings.
These are heady times in the Magnolia State. But the Egg Bowl looms large and is late enough in the season that it's certain to bloody the loser's résumé.
With all of the parity in college football, all of the chaos and the fact that the SEC West still has a lot more self-destruction to come, let's not put two SEC teams into the playoff just yet.
Here is our full list of conference bowl teams entering the eighth week of the season:
College Football Playoff semifinal (Rose Bowl): Mississippi State
Capital One Orange Bowl: Ole Miss
Cotton Bowl: Auburn
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Georgia
Citrus Bowl: Alabama
TaxSlayer Bowl: Texas A&M
Outback Bowl: Missouri
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: LSU
Belk Bowl: Arkansas
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Kentucky
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: South Carolina
Birmingham Bowl: Florida