Maybe you can call it The Game of the Century, Part II: The Prequel to the Sequel.

Or the Game of the Century, Jr.

Or the Game of the Century, Light.

When it comes down to it, all today's game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Arkansas amounts to is another great college football matchup.

Simple enough.

But it's so much more than that, isn't it? But how much more?

That's what's so slippery to grasp in a college football season where what you think you know can get taken away in an instant … or at least in a wild and wooly mid-November weekend.

We've already had a Game of the Century back on Nov. 5 and it turns out its outcome determined … not much at all. Both of its participants, LSU and Alabama, are ranked in exactly the same spot they were entering that game - 1-2.

So what can we say about the importance of today's epic matchup?

Here's what we do know:

LSU (11-0, 7-0) has a chance to be the only team in a BCS automatic qualifier conference to finish the regular season undefeated and, if Tulsa beats Houston (a real possibility), the Tigers can be the nation's lone unbeaten in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

LSU can finish the regular season undefeated for the first time in 52 years. The Tigers can finish SEC play unbeaten for the first time in the BCS era and reach 12 wins in a regular season for the first time in school history.

We also know today's game is the matchup of the highest-rated combatants in Tiger Stadium since the famous Halloween game in 1959 between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Ole Miss, a 7-3 LSU win.

And we know if LSU wins,it will go to Atlanta next week for the SEC championship game.

And we know that with a loss, Arkansas is out of that race for either the SEC or BCS championship.

Now, here's what we don't know.

We don't know that a loss would knock LSU out of either the SEC championship picture or the BCS championship race. The BCS standings released Sunday will tell us that story a little better.

While we can suspect that a win all but wraps up a trip to the national championship game for the Tigers, we don't know that. While LSU's BCS rating would be through the roof with a win today, a bad loss in Atlanta could bring it down to earth.

The same uncertainty applies to Arkansas. A win doesn't necessarily put the Razorbacks (10-1, 6-1) in the SEC championship game or the BCS title game.

So what exactly is at stake today? Right now, we can only give a partial answer.

If you try to overthink it or project it, you end up looking foolish. Heck who would have thought that after losing to LSU 9-6 in overtime on its home field Nov. 5, Alabama would actually sit in a better position now than the Tigers?

If both LSU and Alabama win this weekend, Alabama is a lock to go to New Orleans for the BCS championship game while LSU would have to play again in the SEC championship game. Alabama would be rewarded for failing to make its conference championship game.

So the Nov. 5 showdown in Tuscaloosa wasn't the Game of the Century. It was just a prelim.

So is today's game.

For all we don't know, we do know this:

A win would get LSU closer to 14-0 which would indeed be a historic achievement, if it happens. ESPN's Chris Low thinks an unbeaten LSU season would be the best ever in the SEC, considering the Tigers would have beaten nine ranked teams, including three in the top 5, to do it.

But until that happens, let's stop with the labeling and enjoy another great college football game.