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SEC Power Poll: Things are Fine

At the conference HQ, Team Speed Kills, we're power-ranking the SEC. Here's this week's ballot.

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Everyone remain calm, all is well.

We're now six weeks into the season, and the craziness of the first several weeks seems to have worked itself out of our collective system. The SEC's dust is settling, and in the rapidly clearing picture we can see five contenders for the conference title, give or take a few. No single team has looked dominant enough to lock into the top spot, but they're all fine in their own way. Some of the teams behind them are also doing fine. Maybe not as fine as the teams at the top, but fine just the same. How fine? Well, let's find out.

1. LSU Tigers - Leonard Fournette failed to rush for 200 yards for the first time since week one and I have to question if his heart is really in the game anymore.

2. Texas A&M Aggies - Aggie has a chance to turn the SEC into a two-team race this week. Myles Garrett might have to swallow Jacob Coker alive to do so, but  that really isn't out of the realm of possibility.

3. Alabama Crimson Tide - The Fightin' Sabans smartly turned the game into a marathon and pulled away at the end when Bret Bielema inevitably ran out of stamina.

4. Florida Gators - In hindsight, Will Grier throwing for over 200 yards in the state of Missouri should've tipped us off. The Gators still would've walked away from Columbia with a win if he doesn't play, though. Hell, they could have just taken a knee the entire game and won. The Florida defense outscored Missouri's offense.

5. Ole Miss Rebels - Wait, the Rebels didn't have a bye last weekend? Huh. Could've fooled me.

6. Mississippi St. Bulldogs - It only took Dak Prescott a couple of plays to build up enough of a lead for Dan Mullen to feel comfortable taking him out of the game. That's that #SECSpeed right there, folks.

7. Kentucky Wildcats - With Georgia suffering another conference loss and Florida losing their starting quarterback, the door is WIDE open for Kentucky, 2015 SEC East champions.

8. Tennessee Volunteers - Storming back to win the game after going down by 21 points? You have to appreciate folks that still celebrate opposite day as religiously as the Vols.

9. Georgia Bulldogs - You got the formula backwards, Georgia. You're supposed to let Tennessee score a bunch of points early and then wait for them to blow the lead. Come on, this is first grade stuff here.

10. Arkansas Razorbacks - They may not have as many real wins as the fans would like, but the Hogs sure do have a bunch of moral victories. That has to count for something.

11. Missouri Tigers - Honestly, the biggest question mark I have about this team is how many more games pass before the defense throws their hands up in the air and hijacks the offense. I mean, it's probably worth a shot at this point.

12. Auburn Tigers - Ain't played nobody. Probably going to get walloped by Bert next week.

13. Vanderbilt Commodores - NOT LAST.

14. South Carolina Gamecocks - Steve Spurrier is just shooting for a new low round. He's five under through six games, he's got a real chance to do it.