Most of the SEC teams have played 1⁄3 of their schedule and the cream is starting to rise to the top. So who is for real and who is going to be an also ran? Here’s how I am ranking the SEC so far.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (Last Week: 1)
So, they’re still head and shoulders above the rest of the SEC. Water is wet and the sky is blue.
#2 Georgia Bulldogs (Last Week: #3)
As of right now, they are the clear number 2 team in the SEC. Based on the first four weeks of the season, It’s Bama, then Georgia, then everyone else.
#3 Auburn Tigers (Last Week: #8)
Am I convinced about Auburn? No, but the Tigers did win easily, even if it was against a really bad team. But they looked better than almost anyone else who you could make an argument for to go here. As of right now, 3 through 9 is a jumbled mess and I am not really sure which team is better than the others at this point.
#4 Florida Gators (Last Week: #9)
Florida has found themselves in the SEC Championship the past two seasons, and there really has been no logical explanation for it. While I think Georgia will make it this year, Saturday’s game against Kentucky makes me start to think it will happen for a third straight season. I don’t think Florida belongs here, but I honestly don’t know where else to put them.
#5 Kentucky Wildcats (Last Week: #4)
Kentucky probably should have won their game against Florida, but Florida just has their number. I could have put a few teams here, but for now I’lll give the Wildcats the nod.
#6 Mississippi St. Bulldogs (Last Week: #2)
Well that was ugly. Bulldogs have work to do in the receiving game if they are wanting to make 2017 one to remember.
#7 South Carolina Gamecocks (Last Week: #6)
South Carolina “won” this week against Louisiana Tech, a team Mississippi State pounded into submission.
#8 LSU Tigers (Last Week: #7)
LSU “won” this week over a really not good Syracuse team that was threatening throughout most of the game.
#9 Vanderbilt Commodores (Last Week: #5)
Remember the Vanderbilt player that said Alabama was next? That wasn’t a smart thing to say.
#10 Tennessee Volunteers (Last Week: #10)
Tennessee also “won” against a bad UMass team. (Please don’t let this come back to bite me when Mississippi State plays UMass in November)
#11 Ole Miss Rebels (Last Week: #13)
Ole Miss gets bumped up a few spots without playing simply because there is no way either Arkansas or Texas A&M deserve to be higher than any team besides Missouri
#12 Texas A&M Aggies (Last Week: #12)
Texas A&M let a bad Arkansas team score 43 points and was behind for much of the game. This doesn’t get you moved up. Somehow though, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Aggies find a way to win all of their games between now and their game against Alabama and then start the collapse all over again.
#13 Arkansas Razorbacks (Last Week: #12)
Arkansas has the early lead for worst team in the SEC West. They just aren’t good right now.
#14 Missouri Tigers (Last Week: #13)
My goodness are they awful.
That’s this week’s rankings. We’ll be back at it next week.