Should Arkansas beat LSU on Friday and Alabama beat Auburn on Saturday, it will create three-way tie for first place in the final Southeastern Conference's Western Division standings.
Arkansas, LSU and Alabama will each be 1-1 against the other two.
The tiebreaker then needed to determine who'll face Georgia next week in the conference title game involves the Bowl Championship Series standings that will be unveiled Sunday evening.
The USA TODAY Coaches Poll is one-third of the formula that determines the BCS standings. But of the three teams in the SEC West hunt, only Alabama and LSU have coaches among the 59 voters on this year's panel.