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SEC Power Poll: Always Double Tap

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

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I know it's difficult to recall, but before the events of the past few days started popping off there were a whole slew of football games played that had major implications on the outlook of the SEC. Florida locked up the East in spectacularly ugly fashion, and the West learned a valuable lesson: never forget rule no. 2. Alabama is a zombie. You can shoot it once, but you can never assume that shot did the job. Always double tap.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide - WHY WON'T THEY JUST DIE? [watches Derrick Henry highlights] Oh yeah, that's why.

2. LSU Tigers - That's what happens when you let a snowball gain some momentum. Before you know it, the thing has a diameter of 17 feet and jumping over your offensive line to block kicks.

3. Mississippi St. Bulldogs - Dak Prescott doesn't give a hot damn about your Heisman lists. He just walked uphill both ways in a torrential downpour to hang 31 points on the fourth-best scoring defense in the nation.

4. Florida Gators - How the East was Won, a story of redemption, hope, and terribly ugly football.

5. Arkansas Razorbacks - It seems that Bret Bielema is only allowing one player per week to score touchdowns. Two weeks ago, it was Alex Collins. Last week, Brandon Allen had the honor. Who will be the Razorbacks' designated touchdown scorer this week? Only time will tell.

6. Ole Miss Rebels - After beating Alabama with a glitch earlier this season, it's only fitting that a similarly glitchy play bit the Rebels last weekend. RT @jenbielema: #karma

7. Tennessee Volunteers - Almost got tripped up by South Carolina in an obvious look-ahead spot. The slate of North Texas, Missouri, and Vanderbilt is a gauntlet, so it's understandable.

8. Georgia Bulldogs - Oh yeah, Georgia can run the ball. Huh. Forgot all about that.

9. Auburn Tigers - This Jeremy Johnson guy might have a future playing quarterback for Auburn. Mark my words.

10. Texas A&M Aggies - MISSING: Explosive offense. LAST SEEN: October 3. College Station, TX. Reward if found.

11. South Carolina Gamecocks - So close. So very close. They had the win in their grasp, and then - both figuratively and literally - fumbled it away.

12. Vanderbilt Commodores - Vandy came within two points of putting the entire SEC East through the shredder, and that's admirable.

13. Kentucky Wildcats - I mean, it's not like anyone saw the match-up against Georgia as a W when the schedules came out. Things have certainly changed since then, but not drastically enough for that prediction to be any different.

14. Missouri Tigers - The team racked up a big win off the field this week. Maybe they can keep that momentum rolling into Kansas City this weekend. I doubt it, but a guy can dream.