Anybody can beat anybody this year. Seriously. It doesn’t matter who it is. There’s much flip-flopping in this week’s ranking, and I have no clue, but YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.
1. Alabama (9-1)
Someone has to be the “best team” I guess.
(Last week: #1, beat Mississippi State 31-6)
2. Florida (9-1)
Someone has to be the “second best team” I guess.
(Last week: #4, beat South Carolina 24-14)
3. Ole Miss (7-3)
Someone has to be the “third best team” I guess.
(Last Week: #5, Bye)
4. LSU (7-2)
I’ve told you for weeks that LSU wasn’t elite. They fed off a favorable schedule. They had a great running back. That’s all they had. And yes, I can say that even though they beat Auburn by 24 in Death Valley.
(Last Week: #2, lost to Arkansas 31-14)
5. Mississippi State (7-3)
The Bulldogs have begun their late season descent. They won’t win another game.
(Last week: #3, lost to Alabama 31-6)
6. Arkansas (6-4)
The Razorbacks do this every year, don’t they? They won’t lose another game.
(Last week: #7, beat LSU 31-14)
7. Georgia (7-3)
The Bulldogs aren’t good. But how in the world are they 7-3. Oh, because half their season included Nick Chubb, and all of their season included the SEC East.
(Last Week: #9, beat Auburn 20-13)
8. Auburn (5-5)
All that was good has gone away. All that was bad has become good. At some point, both need to be good at the same time.
(Last Week #6, lost to Georgia 20-13)
9. Texas A&M (7-3)
The Aggies got back on track against a terrible opponent. This week they have Vanderbilt. Is there reason to worry. I think so.
(Last week: #8, beat Western Carolina 41-17)
10. Tennessee (6-4)
24-0 over North Texas won’t move you up in this ranking. What was that, Vols?
(Last week: #10, beat North Texas 24-0)
11. South Carolina (3-7)
The Gamecocks are actually slightly admirable given the circumstances this season. But three wins, tho.
(Last week: #11, lost to Florida 24-14)
12. Vanderbilt (4-6)
I trashed Vandy for the first half of the season. Now they’ve won a few, including Kentucky and almost Florida.
(Last week: #13, beat Kentucky 21-17)
13. Kentucky (4-6)
It’s basketball season in Lexington!
(Last week: #12, lost to Vanderbilt 21-17)
14. Missouri (5-5)
Beating BYU won’t change the awfulness of this season, but props to Gary Pinkel.
(Last week: #14, beat BYU 20-16)