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Two of the best teams in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) will not play their football games this weekend because of recent COVID outbreaks and quarantines. In all, three SEC games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, and another one is on the brink.

The most notable postponement so far is the Alabama-LSU game, which has traditionally been a marquee game for the entire nation to watch. However, LSU players have tested positive for the coronavirus, causing the postponement. Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, and LSU is struggling this season at 2-3—including a blowout loss recently at Auburn.

The SEC also announced Tuesday that this weekend’s Texas A&M game at Tennessee will also not be played because of an outbreak of COVID among A&M players. Texas A&M is ranked No. 5 in the Newsweek top 20, and is in the top 10 of every major poll.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide (left) shakes hands with head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers after their game on November 5, 2016. The two staunch rivals were scheduled to play this weekend, but the game will be postponed because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the LSU program.
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Another game that could be affected this weekend is the Georgia-Missouri game, per Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.

Here are some other COVID notes from college football:

  • Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has tested positive for the virus and will not coach against Florida this weekend, the school announced Tuesday
  • The Navy-Memphis game this Saturday has been postponed after people within navy’s program have tested positive

Here are the SEC games that have not been affected:

Georgia at Missouri
Vanderbilt at Tennessee
Arkansas at Florida
South Carolina at Ole Miss

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