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Now that the BCS is no longer around, the SEC had to determine a new tie-breaker for 2014 and beyond.

The highest ranked BCS team used to be the final determining tie-breaker, but now the combined SEC record of the team’s cross-divisional opponent will determine the division champion as a final tiebreaker (Tiebreaker "G" below).

Per the SECDigitalNetwork.com:
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Divisional Champions and Tiebreakers. In the event of a tie for the divisional championship, the following procedures will be used:

1. Two-Team Tie.
In the event two teams are tied for a division title, the following procedure will be used in the following order:

A. Head-to-head competition between the two tied teams;
B. Records of the tied teams within the division;
C. Head-to-head competition against the team within the division with the best overall (divisional and non-divisional) Conference record, and proceeding through the division (multiple ties within the division will be broken from first to last and a tie for first place will be broken before a tie for fourth place);
D. Overall record against non-divisional teams;
E. Combined record against all common non-divisional teams;
F. Record against the common non-divisional team with the best overall Conference record (divisional or non-divisional) and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based on their order of finish within their division; and
G. Combined SEC record of the team’s cross-divisional opponents

2. Three-Team Tie (or more).
If three teams (or more) are tied for a division title, the following procedure will be used in the following order: (Note: If one of the procedures results in one team being eliminated and two remaining, the two-team tiebreaker procedure as stated in No. 1 above will be used):

A. Combined head-to-head record among the tied teams;
B. Record of the tied teams within the division;
C. Head-to-head competition against the team within the division with the best overall Conference record (divisional and non-divisional) and proceeding through the division (multiple ties within the division will be broken from first to last and a tie for first place will be broken before a tie for fourth place);
D. Overall Conference record against non-divisional teams;
E. Combined record against all common non-divisional teams;
F. Record against the common non-divisional team with the best overall Conference record (divisional and non-divisional) and proceeding through other common non-divisional teams based on their order of finish within their division; and
G.Combined SEC record of the team’s cross-divisional opponents
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johnnydrama121 months
Are you sure it's not just all ties are won by the team with the most "A"s in its name?
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