September 29, 2014

The Southeastern Conference's Western Division will have a showcase like none other on Saturday. When No. 11 Mississippi hosts No. 3 Alabama, No. 12 Mississippi State hosts No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 15 LSU visits No. 5 Auburn it will be the first time that three games featuring six ranked teams from the same division will play on the same day, according to STATS.

On four previous occasions, two games featuring four ranked teams from the same division were played on the same day. The four times:

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Division, Date, Matchups

- SEC Eastern Division, Oct. 27, 2001: No. 9 Tennessee defeated No. 12 South Carolina, 17-10; No. 6 Florida beat No. 15 Georgia, 24-10.

- Big 12 South Division, Nov. 6, 2004: No. 2 Oklahoma outlasted No. 22 Texas A&M 42-35; No. 6 Texas ran past No. 19 Oklahoma State, 56-35.

- SEC Western Division, Nov. 3, 2012: No. 1 Alabama edged No. 5 LSU 21-17; No. 16 Texas A&M thumped No. 17 Mississippi State, 38-13.

- SEC Western Division, Nov. 10, 2012: No. 15 Texas A&M upset No. 1 Alabama 29-24; No. 9 LSU defeated No. 22 Mississippi State 37-17.

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