KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators reacts against the Tennessee Volunteers in the first half at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Florida may be inclined not to make up its LSU contest, and it would totally screw Tennessee

Wouldn't this just be an awful way for things to end?

Florida's lone loss on the season came at the hands of Tennessee, 38-28. If the season plays out with No. 9 falling to No. 8 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama, the Gators would punch a ticket to Atlanta to play in the SEC Championship game over the Volunteers by winning their remaining SEC games.

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Thanks to somewhat of a loophole, the highest win percentage for in-conference competition is the division champion.

Aside from LSU, Florida has Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina.

That's a cakewalk compared to Tennessee's matchups against Texas A&M and Alabama in back-to-back weeks. The Vols' competition then falls off to South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt.

Tennessee has the team's fate in their own hands by beating the Aggies, but it would be brutal after the Vols ended an 11-year losing streak to Florida.