My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 5

We’re hitting the part of the season when we start to learn a few things about the SEC pecking order.

  1. Alabama.  The question isn’t whether this year’s ‘Bama team is as good as last year’s.  It’s whether it’s good enough for this season. The defense showing up makes that question easier to answer.
  2. Georgia.  Don’t look now, but the Dawgs are suddenly sixth in the SEC in rushing defense and tied for fourth in sacks.
  3. LSU.  The secondary didn’t hold up well against Georgia, but what’s really got to concern Les Miles is the Tigers’ play on both lines of scrimmage.
  4. Texas A&M.  Johnny Football is all-world.  The defense isn’t even all-Conference USA.
  5. South Carolina.  So much for that advantageous conference schedule.
  6. Florida.  Tyler Murphy continues to look like a better fit for what the Gators want to do on offense than Jeff Driskel did.
  7. Mississippi.   Maybe next time you shouldn’t give Alabama bulletin board material, fellas.
  8. Missouri.  Falling behind Arkansas State in the third quarter may not have been that big a deal.  Doing the same against one of the five ranked opponents left on the schedule probably won’t be so easy to overcome.
  9. Vanderbilt.  Bounced back from struggling with UMass to crush UAB.  I can’t really figure out a way to make that sound impressive.
  10. Auburn.  Defense looked good in the bye week, holding LSU to fewer points than Georgia did.
  11. Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs did better this week than the three teams trailing them on my ballot.  Which obviously isn’t saying much.
  12. Arkansas.  The Hogs just don’t have the horses.
  13. Tennessee.  Struggled with South Alabama.  Maybe they can turn it around against Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.
  14. Kentucky.  Lost their 27th in a row to Florida.  At least Joker Phillips now has somebody to kick around.
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5 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 5

  1. hailtogeorgia

    Is this another case of LSU and TAMU being 3a and 3b? Hard to make an argument for one being better than the other. That TCU win isn’t nearly as impressive as it was week 1, and they both have roughly equivalent SEC wins and losses.

  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Tyler Murphy IS a better fit for FU than Jeff Driskell. Just like that Gator luck–their good-looking but ineffective QB gets hurt which makes their idiot coach have to play the bad-looking but more effective QB.

  3. stoopnagle

    Vandy is more scary to me than Tennessee – which I probably shouldn’t type at this point in time – but the Dores are pretty good at home and downright sad on the road.

  4. JonDawg

    I have a bet with a co-worker that UF loses minimum 4 games this year, and I predicted the Miami loss and he told me I was “crazy” (he’s a huge Bama fan) . My basis of reasoning was that Driskell’s decision making was horrid, his arm mediocre, and his only strength was going to get him hurt. Well now that he’s hurt, Tyler Murphy has seemingly became addition by subtraction. That being said, I still think they drop three of LSU, UGA, USCe, and FSU. Their offense leaves a lot to be desired, and their very good D will only take them so far. They are a few key players away from 6-6…