AUBURN, Ala. — For the second time in as many games, Auburn will be part of the SEC's keynote matchup.
On Monday, CBS selected Auburn's tussle with arch-rival Alabama on Nov. 30 as its game of the week. The Iron Bowl will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.
It will serve as the de facto Western Division championship game, since every other team in the division aside from the Tigers (10-1, 6-1) and Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0) has at least two conference losses. Whoever comes out on top of the Iron Bowl will then take on the Eastern Division winner in the SEC Championship in Atlanta on Dec. 7.
Should the Crimson Tide win, it will keep itself on track for a third straight national championship appearance. If the Tigers end their bitter rival's unbeaten season, it could vault into the national title conversation themselves with a few losses from other undefeated teams in major conferences around the country.
Auburn, which beat Georgia in a 43-38 thriller on Saturday night, is off this week. Alabama, meanwhile, will host FCS foe Chattanooga on Saturday.