In their first season in the SEC, Texas A&M impressed with a 6-2 conference record and a tie for second with LSU in their division.
The SEC regular season is complete, with just Georgia and Alabama yet to decide the 2012 conference crown at this week's SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide were the only team in the SEC West with just one conference loss, that electric Texas A&M upset two weeks ago. The Aggies finished in a tie for second in the West, joining LSU at 6-2. After getting the win in Tuscaloosa, there was plenty of discussion about how TAMU had become the third elite team in the SEC West, joining the Tide and Tigers. The final regular season standings, and the polls, reflect that status.
Out in the East, it was Georgia that won the division, breaking their tie with 7-1 Florida due to their head-to-head win over the Gators in Jacksonville. That sets up an SEC title game showdown between the Bulldogs and Alabama, with the winner almost certainly headed to the National Championship game to face Notre Dame. Here are the final 2012 regular season standings in the SEC: