My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 2

It still feels way too early to be making definitive statements about many of these teams, as a good chunk of the conference has yet to face a quality opponent.  So here goes nothing:

  1. Alabama.  Giving Nick Saban two weeks to prepare for a team that’s been in his sights for a year almost seems unfair.
  2. LSU.  Exactly how impressed should we be that Zach Mettenberger torched UAB’s defense?
  3. Texas A&M.  What would TAMU’s record be if the Aggies had played Georgia’s schedule?  Yeah, that’s what I think, too.
  4. Georgia.  The best one-loss team in America.
  5. South Carolina.  Who would have thought South Carolina’s offense would look better than its defense?  Besides Spurrier, I mean.
  6. Florida.  Tough loss, followed by a media lockout.  The sphincter tightens in Gainesville.
  7. Ole Miss.  Didn’t show much against a FCS opponent, but, then again, they didn’t have to.
  8. Vanderbilt.  Everybody gets healthy against Austin Peay.
  9. Auburn.  They looked better against Washington State than Southern Cal did.
  10. Tennessee.  Forced seven turnovers and put Bobby Petrino’s plans for returning to the SEC on hold.
  11. Missouri.  This week, a solid win against a MAC opponent.  The Tigers are looking at a 4-0 start before traveling to Vanderbilt.
  12. Arkansas.  Trailing Samford by four in the fourth quarter is not exactly the stuff of legends.
  13. Mississippi State.  Alcorn State, good for what ails your offense.
  14. Kentucky.  Savor the win, ‘Cats.  Now come four straight games against ranked opponents.
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9 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 2

  1. Russ

    Mett looks more like a QB this year. LSU will be tough. Plus I’m worried our DL will get assaulted by Hill.

    Aggies will be pounded in the second half by Bama.

    I hope Boom sticks around for a few more seasons but patience will quickly be wearing thin if they lose 3-4 games.

  2. uglydawg

    “Let the Big Dawg Eat!”
    Georgia is loaded at offensive skill positions…maybe more so overall than ever, ever, and that compensates for whatever is lacking on the offensive los…however…if the offensive line was on the same level as the skill positions it blocks for, this would be one of the very best offenses in college football history. Still the line struggles. But they were functional enough to allow the amazing skill of the backfield to compensate for their shortcomings. South Carolina supposedly has a very good defensive line and look what happened..but it only happened because AM was so spectacular throwing the ball (and the recievers catching. I see good improvement in yards after catch.
    Georgia’s defense is still a work in progress. We all knew and said that Georgia would have to win some shootouts and this will remain true. But with a couple of weeks to improve and also the experience gained against two top ten teams already this year…I like Georgia’s chances against LSU. Playing at home is huge. If the crowd was bonkers against SC…it’s going to be indescribable against LSU…esp. with Mett on the field. I vote Georgia right after Bama in the power poll…and I’ll go ahead and vote the Dawgs as the preseason pick for #1 in 2014 (if the Dawgs can get enough breathing room in some games this year to give HM a lot of game experience, it will help a lot)

  3. Bammer’s O still struggles and can’t hang with aTm and they lose by at least 10. They remain ranked ahead of us in the next polls.

  4. NC Dawg

    Looking at the clips of the Tennessee game, it might be kind to describe those as “forced” turnovers. But I quibble…

  5. charlottedawg

    I really enjoyed the win but for us to go to Atlanta again the Defense is going to have to improve significantly and special teams has to not be a liability. It’s unreasonable to require the offense to play as well as they did Saturday every Saturday.

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Re Missouri: I think Mizzou is better than Vandy, so they’ll probably win that game, too and be 5-0. The Missouri Tigers get FU, USCe and UT in Columbia, Mo, too. A likely win over UT and I’d bet that either USCe or FU gets their clock cleaned there, too. Add in a win over Kentucky and you could have a 9 win season for Mizzou.

  7. IveyLeaguer

    For this week ….

    1. LSU
    2. Alabama
    3. Georgia
    4. South Carolina
    5. Texas A&M
    ~~~