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Missouri SEC East Tiebreak Situations

Okay, Tiger fans, there seems to be a lot of confusion going around as to what would happen in a tiebreak situation involving Missouri in the SEC East. Lucky for you, I’m going to break it down for you.

Situation #1: Missouri wins out, finishes 11-1, goes to Atlanta for SEC Championship.

Situation #2: Missouri loses one of three games, finishes 10-2(6-2 SEC). South Carolina wins out, finishes 10-2(6-2 SEC). South Carolina would own the tiebreaker because of the head-to-head win against Missouri.

Situation #3: Missouri loses one of three games, finishes 10-2(6-2 SEC). Georgia wins out, finishes 9-3(6-2 SEC). This would be a tie, as both teams would have the same SEC record, but Missouri would own the tiebreaker as Missouri beat Georgia.

Situation #4: Here is the confusing one… Missouri loses either to Ole Miss or Texas A&M (NOT Kentucky). Finishes 10-2(6-2 SEC, 5-1 East). South Carolina wins out, finishes 10-2(6-2 SEC, 4-2 East). Georgia wins out, finishes 9-3(6-2 SEC, 4-2 East). Many people think that South Carolina would hold this tiebreaker, but that is not the case. In a three way tiebreak situation, the records from the division are taken, and as Missouri would have the best division record, they would hold the tiebreaker.

Here’s hoping for Situation #1, but I think Mizzou fans would be just as happy with Situations #3 and #4. MIZ!

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