And then there were three. Still.
Entering Week 13, there were three one-loss teams in the Sun Belt Conference. Exiting, that number remains static as the trio of Appalachian State (31-10 over Georgia State), Arkansas State (67-50 over Louisiana-Monroe) and Troy (62-9 over Texas State) all held serve.
That means the only FBS conference without a championship game will be decided next Saturday in two separate games — Arkansas State plays host to Troy, while Louisiana (4-3 in SBC play) travels to Appalachian State, with all three holding title hopes currently sitting at 6-1.
The scenarios are relatively obvious:
The Arkansas State-Troy winner claims a share of the SBC title if Appalachian State wins
The Arkansas State-Troy winner claims the SBC title if Appalachian State loses
Appalachian State claims a share of the SBS title with a win
Arkansas State has won or shared six championships since the league was formed in 2001, while Troy has won five and Appalachian State one. That lone for the latter came last season when they shared it with Arkansas State.