One week of games have come and gone in the SEC. We have a slightly better picture of what each team is in the SEC, but the image is still pretty murky.
For now, here is how I am putting the SEC from top to bottom.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (Last Week: 1)
The Tide looked pretty average on offense, but with their defense, it doesn’t really matter.
#2 LSU Tigers (Last Week: 5)
Is LSU good enough to be #2? I don’t think so, but they looked really good against BYU. I tend to think BYU is going to be in for a long season, but it was still an impressive win.
#3 South Carolina Gamecocks (Last Week: 9)
Jake Bentley could be a star in this league. He tore what is supposed to be a really good NC State defense to pieces.
#4 Georgia Bulldogs (Last Week: #3)
I don’t know how serious Eason’s injury was on Saturday. If it’s bad and he has to miss significant time, I don’t like Georgia to have much success in 2017. They’re going down a spot has nothing to do with that. It is simply because South Carolina made such a big jump.
#5 Auburn Tigers (Last Week: #4)
They weren’t as impressive as I thought they would be in their opener but it was still never in doubt. Again, only going down because South Carolina went up so much.
#6 Mississippi St. Bulldogs (Last Week: #6)
The defense impressed us all. But this week is the first real challenge when they take on a high powered offense in LA Tech. We’ll see if they are for real on Saturday.
#7 Tennessee Volunteers (Last Week: #8)
Tennessee played late on Monday night, and I didn’t stay up to watch it. A one point victory over an at best average Georgia Tech team in double overtime doesn’t sound very inspiring. But Georgia Tech is a Power 5 school, so I’ll bump them up a little bit.
#8 Kentucky Wildcats (Last Week: #7)
A good win over a Southern Miss team I don’t know what to make of. Eight sounds about right.
#9 Florida Gators (Last Week: #2)
Maybe they’ll actually have an offense when they get all of their players back, but it’s amazing that the Florida Gators continue to look inept on offense.
#10 Arkansas Razorbacks (Last Week: #10)
Beat a bad Florida A&M team. Nothing to make you move up or down.
#11 Vanderbilt Commodores (Last Week: #12)
They did about what I thought they would do against a Group of 5 team.
#12 Missouri Tigers (Last Week: #13)
Missouri can score some points, but they can give up some points as well. Will be a long season if they don’t fix that defense.
#13 Ole Miss Rebels (Last Week: #14)
Everything I said about Missouri applies to the Ole Miss Rebels as well.
#14 Texas A&M Aggies (Last Week: #11)
(Takes Deep Breath...)
That’s this week’s power rankings. Come back next week to see if they’ve changed.