Would not be surprised if roster turnover caused an early loss for each, but shouldn't they have the kinks worked out by the time we play? We go to Auburn week 7 and host LSU week 13.

To finish 2nd, we must win at least 1/3 bigs and whichever beats us lose 3 SEC games.

Auburn goes to UGA and Bama, hosts UK and LSU
LSU goes to FL and Auburn, hosts Bama. The earliest is week 6.