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LSU athletic director Joe Alleva answers questions during a press conference on the dismissal of Les Miles and the promotion of Ed Orgeron to interim head football coach Monday Sept. 26, 2016.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG

Moving the Southeastern Conference title game to use Dec. 3 for LSU vs. Florida's makeup game is "highly, highly unlikely," according to an ESPN report.

The main reason: Even if the SEC agreed to do so, the report cites College Football Playoff complications that'd arise from moving the SEC title game back a week. A week-delayed SEC title game would delay the CFP announcing its four-team playoff and push back the announcement of other bowl-game matchups.

Moving the big game and using Dec. 3 to make up the game is LSU President F. King Alexander's preference, Tiger Rag reported this week.

The LSU-Florida game could have a significant impact on the conference standings. Winning percentage — not total wins — determines which teams play in the SEC title game.

If LSU were to win out and finish 6-1 in the conference, the Tigers would not advance to the SEC title game over a 7-1 West Division team, even one they had beaten. If Florida finishes 6-1 in the conference and Tennessee is 6-2, the Gators advance to the title game as the East representative, despite losing to the Volunteers.

“You know what? If those scenarios play out, maybe there have to be other ways at looking at who the division champions are,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Monday. "Maybe you only look at division play."

Alleva reasserted his point Monday that it will be “very difficult” to reschedule the game, which was postponed by the threat of Hurricane Matthew. LSU will not move a home game Nov. 19 against South Alabama to accommodate a potential makeup game in Gainesville, Alleva said.

But the ESPN report cites how South Alabama and the Sun Belt could make Nov. 19 work, though it won't be easy. Click here to see those options and read the full ESPN report.