I didn't have a chance to post my Power Poll ballot for week 1 because of a short week at work and being out of town the rest of the week. For the rest of the season, I plan on posting my ballot, with talking points, and then following up with the final Power Poll for that week.
The Gators were swimming in the swamp with all the rain this past Saturday. They took care of Troy without a problem and maintained their position at the top of my ballot.
The Tide got off to a slow start against FIU, but picked it up in the second quarter to finish strong.
The Rebels had the week off after their win over Memphis. That should be enough time for them to all get over the flu, right? Looks like they will cruise through the first half of their season - and rack up on the hype. Their first real test looks like Alabama on October 10.
The Tigers took care of business against the Commodores. Their defense even showed up for this game. They should remember to pack both sides of the team when they travel.
Another team in the SEC that didn't play this past weekend. Georgia comes to Arkansas for a visit this weekend in a game that will set the tone for the rest of the season for both teams.
I still don't think they are worthy of the hype. Lets see how they handle the Hogs this weekend and re-evaluate their position next week.
This may be the most under-rated team in the SEC this year. The new-look Tigers have racked up 500+ yards of offense for 2 weeks in a row now. West Virginia is their next victim.
What is it with all these teams playing 1 game and taking a break? Anyway, the Wildcats are back at it this weekend, hosting in-state rival Louisville.
The Old Ball Coach actually got some decent play out of his Gamecock squad but couldn't muster enough offense to beat Georgia between the hedges. Garcia finally showed flashes of brilliance.
The 'Dores hung in there with LSU for most of the game Saturday. They may end up higher in the rankings at some point in the future.
Crompton literally threw the game away as the Vols came back down to earth thanks to the UCLA Bruins. Hey, at least you will always have Western Kentucky.
The defense apparently stayed in Starkville and watched this game on TV. For the first time in a while, the defense what out-played by the special teams and offense. Lets hope they make it on the bus to Nashville this weekend.
So there you have it. I will be submitting my ballot tomorrow sometime. Am I out of line in any of my placements?