My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 9

It’s a good thing this is a power poll and not a pure resume ranking deal, because we’ve got the mother of all tail-chasing deals going on in the 2-5 slots after Georgia took out Florida.

Not that Nick Saban has time for any of that shit, of course.

  1. Alabama.  Does anybody outside of Baton Rouge really believe that the Tide is going to lose this Saturday?  And even those folks are hoping more than believing.
  2. LSU.  The Tigers get the bye week bounce.
  3. Georgia.  If Jarvis Jones were an SEC team, I’d probably rank him second.
  4. Florida.  When the Gators can’t run the football, they’re in trouble.
  5. South Carolina.  Georgia made sure the ‘Cocks weren’t mathematically eliminated from the SEC East race, but that’s small consolation for the OBC right now.
  6. Texas A&M.  The Aggies belong more in the SEC than Auburn does.
  7. Mississippi State.  Welcome to the real world, gentlemen.
  8. Ole Miss.  That Hugh Freeze has this bunch on the cusp of bowl eligibility borders on the miraculous.
  9. Vanderbilt.  Beat a cupcake to stay in the bowl hunt.
  10. Missouri.  Everybody beats Kentucky, but still, a conference win’s a win.
  11. Tennessee.  Four straight ranked teams, four straight losses.
  12. Arkansas.  So much for momentum.
  13. Auburn.  I’d call ‘em a dumpster fire, but that would be unkind to dumpster fires everywhere.
  14. Kentucky.  How bad are you when you can’t even beat out this year’s Auburn team for thirteenth in the conference?
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13 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 9

  1. JasonC

    If we aren’t secretly trying to clone Jarvis before he leaves for the NFL, it’s a huge mistake.

  2. Rhymer Dawg

    I think LSU wins. Okay, I have a feeling that LSU wins. Don’t know why but just got that funny, freaky feeling. Something that happens every once in a while. Then again it could just be gas.

    • I’m with you. Funny feeling churning up, and as we know anything could happen. Alabama looks so good every week, but all good things come to an end eventually. They cannot go undefeated forever.

  3. NC Dawg

    I really feel bad for Lattimore. For Spurrier, not so much.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      I don’t feel sorry for Spurrier, that would be an insult, but I do empathize with an old man who has seen his last shot at the big deal slowly slipping away…I admit this may be an old mano a old mano thing.

      Lattimore’s injury should help us all realize the danger these kids face every day and be a little more forgiving when one of them leaves early.

      This could have happened in practice.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Ole Miss is a very different thing than say….Vandy, or even Florida. Take a blue pill, do whatever, but we can’t go soft for Ole Miss. If we do, all this Atlanta talk will go aglimmering.

    (Yeah, I know, soft, hard, that’s gonna get a lot of attention this week, but whaddaya gonna do?)

  5. AusDawg85

    Senator, you missed a team. Bama’s second string is probably #2 or #3 after they way they whipped MSU in the 2nd half.

  6. Russ

    Pretty sure Kentucky beats this year’s Auburn team by 10 points. More, if they play in Lexington.

    Listened to the AU game on Sirius and the Auburn announcers were hilarious. They were ragging on the team, the coaches, pretty much everyone. They were fully expecting A&M to score 50 in the first half and were okay with it. The sideline announcer (an ex-player?) was really calling them out. I just hope they don’t pull it all together for one game against us.

    • Comin' Down The Track

      I seem to remember the roles being reversed in the not-so-distant past… Bwahahahahahaha. I couldn’t even finish that thought with a straight face. Sorry, Scorp. Sorry. Concentrating on Ole Miss. Staying focused.

      • Russ

        Auburn was highly ranked in 2006 and we scored 30 in the first half on the way to an easy victory. Hate to see the roles reversed this year.

        But we gotta get past Ole Miss this weekend.

    • NO WAY that’s happening.