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Iron Bowl 2015 final score: Alabama wins, clinches SEC West over Ole Miss

Auburn made it interesting, but the No. 2 Tide pulled out a 29-13 win to lock the Rebs out of a trip to Atlanta.

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Ole Miss won't be going to the SEC Championship.

Alabama clinched the West division with a 29-13 win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl, extinguishing the Rebels flickering hopes for a trip to Atlanta. Had Auburn pulled off the improbable upset over the No. 2 Tide, Ole Miss would have had the opportunity to clinch the division with a win over Mississippi State. In that scenario, Ole Miss and Bama would have both finished 6-2 in the SEC, with the Rebs' win in Tuscaloosa serving as the tiebreaker.

But there's still plenty of postseason significance to the Egg Bowl. The Rebs still have a realistic shot at a Sugar Bowl berth, depending on how Florida finishes out. If the No. 12 Gators lose to No. 13 Florida State on Saturday and again to Bama in Atlanta, they'd almost certainly finish behind Ole Miss (assuming the Rebs beat Statel) in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Sugar Bowl takes the highest ranked SEC team not in the Playoff, and with Bama likely headed to the Final Four, the Rebs could fill the spot in New Orleans.