A week after zero changes in the most correct rankings in the nation, we have quite a few movements.
1. Georgia (8-0)
The Dawgs continue to pound the SEC East. It’s a shame they play one tough game a season.
(Last week: #1, beat Florida 34-7)
2. Alabama (7-1)
Alabama rested up for the upcoming battle with LSU. For the first time in 15 years, CBS passed over the monumental tilt.
(Last week: #2, bye week)
3. Auburn (6-2)
The Tigers beat a Top 10 team. Auburn is the only threat to the teams ahead of them. They already lost to Georgia, you say? Which game in 2017 mattered more?
(Last week: #3, beat Ole Miss 31-20)
4. Texas A&M (6-2)
The Aggies beat Alabama, proving Alabama is not elite, because Texas A&M has pretty much done nothing else. In fact, they have two not great losses, and some struggle wins against really bad teams.
(Last week: #5, bye week)
5. Ole Miss (6-2)
The Rebels have a great offense, even with hurt players. Their defense is suspect, but better. They are top half of the SEC, but not amongst the elite like Auburn.
(Last week: #4, lost at Auburn 31-20)
6. Mississippi State (5-3)
The Maroons have beaten Kentucky, Texas A&M, and NC State. All teams that people want to be great, but have done more mediocre and bad than good. It’s hard to know what the Maroons are, but they are only here due to the failures of others.
(Last week: #10, beat Kentucky 31-17)
7. Arkansas (5-3)
The Hawgs lost three in a row, played Pine Bluff, and took a week off. I’m not sure they’re still playing football in Fayetteville.
(Last week: #7, bye week)
8. Kentucky (6-2)
We finally get to see the real you. You thought beating Florida and LSU was special, didn’t you? I’m more focused on that 5-point win over Chattanooga. That’s who showed up against Mississippi State.
(Last week: #6, lost at Mississippi State 31-17)
9. LSU (4-4)
Lost to Auburn, lost to Kentucky, beat Florida, fired the coach, lost to Ole Miss, took a week off, now get to play Alabama in a nothing game. What a season in Baton Rouge.
(Last week: #8, bye week)
10. Florida (4-4)
Much like his team, Dan Mullen has quit. Maybe winning some games at Mississippi State doesn’t make you a great football coach.
(Last week #9, lost to Georgia 34-7)
11. Tennessee (4-4)
The Vols’ championship hopes are over for this season, but you can already hear the preseason polls getting ready to rank them too high with their customary 4-game win streak to end the previous season. Oh, they do have Georgia in there this year, but a 3-1 finish means Top 10 in 2022!
(Last week: #11, bye week)
12. Missouri (4-4)
You played Vanderbilt close. You’re getting no higher than this.
(Last week: #12, beat Vanderbilt 37-28)
13. South Carolina (4-4)
You played Vanderbilt closer. You’re getting no higher than this.
(Last week: #13, bye week)
14. Vanderbilt (2-7)
You are Vanderbilt.
(Last week: #14, lost to Missouri 37-28)
Why not Auburn in second place?