Power Rankings are coming a day late since I was in Nashville over the weekend to watch the Raiders clobber the Titans. We’ve got two games played, and some things we know, and some things we don’t. More will be told as more and more conference games start getting played this week.
For now, here is how I am putting the SEC from top to bottom.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (Last Week: 1)
More of the same, as always.
#2 LSU Tigers (Last Week: 2)
LSU nbeat UUUUUUU TTTTTTTT Chattanooga. I just wanted to type that.
#3 South Carolina Gamecocks (Last Week: 3)
It’s still early, but South Carolina looks really good. Will they stay there? Maybe, maybe not. I have faith in Jake Bentley. Less so in Will Muschamp.
#4 Georgia Bulldogs (Last Week: #4)
I wanted to bump them down, but they did win. I think the game against Mississippi State is much more winnable for the Maroon and White Bulldogs than I did at the beginning of the year.
#5 Mississippi St. Bulldogs (Last Week: #6)
Almost moved them ahead of Georgia. The passing game still has issues, but the defense has most of the fan base excited. It has been a long time since anyone could say that about the Bulldogs.
#6 Tennessee Volunteers (Last Week: #7)
Beat a crappy team pretty convincingly. I’m not overly impressed with the Vols, but they have done what they needed to.
#7 Vanderbilt Commodores (Last Week: #11)
Vanderbilt actually looks good. Did not think that would be something I would type at any point this season.
#8 Auburn Tigers (Last Week: #5)
Auburn might end up being similar to the 2015 Mississippi State team. Really good against teams without an elite pass rush and really bad against teams that do. Jarret Stidham got nailed repeatedly last week.
#9 Kentucky Wildcats (Last Week: #8)
Kentucky has won the first two weeks, but there is nothing impressive about this team yet.
#10 Florida Gators (Last Week: #9)
Had the week off due to the Hurricane. Only went down because of the change in others around them
#11 Ole Miss Rebels (Last Week: #13)
The Rebels will put up some points, but they also have the 101st ranked defense against the run. They’ve played South Alabama and UT-Martin. That’s not a good sign for them.
#12 Arkansas Razorbacks (Last Week: #10)
If the Razorbacks’ game against TCU is any indication on how Arkansas will perform this season, I would expect a new coach in Fayetteville in 2018.
#13 Missouri Tigers (Last Week: #12)
Missouri isn’t good enough on offense to make up for their awful defense. If you weren’t aware of this already, you need to go back and watch their game against South Carolina.
#14 Texas A&M Aggies (Last Week: #14)
Beating Nicholls State by 10 points doesn’t get you out of the cellar. Sorry Aggies fans.
That’s this week’s power rankings. Come back next week to see if they’ve changed.