There are eight different games around the SEC this weekend with four conference games being played. I thought it would be interesting to look at each game and rank them from the most watchable to the least as well as ranking them from 1 (only watch if you are being paid or are an alum) to 10 (must see TV).
#1 LSU at Georgia, 3:30 PM EST, CBS
This game features of the top teams in the SEC and the Nation. We have one of the best offenses in the Nation (Georgia ranks sixth in Total Offense) against a school that has traditionally had one of the best defenses in the Nation. A lot is on the line in this early season match-up and it's one you will want to tune in to watch.
Watchability Rating: 10 (Must See TV)
#2 Ole Miss at Alabama, 6:30 PM EST, ESPN
Last year, Ole Miss hung with Bama early but then the Tide pulled away and won by 21. This year, Ole Miss is improved and Alabama looks like they might be a little more vulnerable than they have been in recent seasons.
Watchability Rating: 9
#3 South Carolina at UCF, Noon EST, ABC
While this doesn't sound like a sexy match-up it could make for a very close game as UCF is coming off of a road victory against Penn State and this one is in Orlando. UCF comes into the game undefeated and their QB Blake Bortles is having a fantastic early season.
Watchability Rating: 7
#4 Texas A&M at Arkansas, 7 PM EST, ESPN2
Both teams come into this game at 3-1 but the offenses are headed in different directions. A&M has one of the top offenses in college football and Arkansas really struggled last week in their first real competition (they were also without their starting QB). Last year the Aggies won by 48. I'm not sure the point spread will be as great this year but we should expect A&M to win going away.
Watchability Rating: 4
#5 Florida at Kentucky, 7 PM EST, ESPNU
You should probably get hazardous duty pay for watching this one but it is an SEC game so there is some intrigue. Kentucky has improved a lot on defense and Florida will be starting Tyler Murphy at QB. That's the key match-up to watch as the Kentucky offense against the Florida defense is going to be a complete mis-match.
Watchability Rating: 3
#6 Arkansas State at Missouri, 7:30 PM EST, ESPN3
Mizzou comes into this game at 3-0 with a good road win against Indiana. Arkansas State has clearly taken a step back with last weeks loss to Memphis by 24.
Watchability Rating: 2
#7 South Alabama at Tennessee, 12:21 PM EST, ESPN3
This is the game where the Vols should have started a freshman QB, not Florida. The one interesting note is that South Alabama did beat WKU last week. WKU is a common opponent that Tennessee beat by 32 in week two due to a legendary string of turnovers by the Hilltoppers.
Watchability Rating: 1
#8 UAB at Vanderbilt, 7:30 PM EST, ESPN3
Vandy is coming off of a lackluster win against UMass in Foxboro and UAB is..well...UAB. They are 1-2 and in their only game against an SEC team this year they got taken to the woodshed by LSU
Watchability Rating: 1