My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 9

Last week’s suggestion, that I put every team except Alabama and Kentucky in a hat and draw randomly for the order, doesn’t look so crazy now, does it?  Instead, this week I’m doing the exact opposite:  I’m repeating last week’s order.

  1. Alabama.  That red team’s pretty good.
  2. Missouri.  I can’t blame Pinkel for going conservative with a 17-point lead at home.  If you’d have watched the tape of how Spurrier handled the second half of the Tennessee game, you’d have done the same thing.
  3. Auburn.  The Tigers are 3-1 in the SEC, but they’ve done so going minus-52 in net yardage.  That’s a sign of good coaching, but it makes you wonder if the record is a bit of a mirage.
  4. LSU.  Something to keep an eye on:  after only throwing two interceptions in his first seven games, Mettenberger’s thrown five picks in his last two.
  5. Texas A&M.  Even a banged up Johnny Football who’s not much of a threat to run is still something.
  6. South Carolina.  Spurrier waits until there’s less than seven minutes left in the third quarter to pull a starting quarterback who’s got a schneid on the scoreboard?  Man, Connor Shaw must have really been hurting.
  7. Georgia.  If Todd Gurley’s back, expect this ranking to climb.
  8. Florida.  The only team in the conference that’s scored fewer points than the Gators this season is Kentucky.  No wonder Boom called a special staff meeting last week.
  9. Ole Miss. Checking the rest of the schedule, Mississippi seems like a lock for eight wins and nine isn’t out of the question.
  10. Tennessee.  The new, improved Tennessee sure looked a lot like the old one.
  11. Vanderbilt.  Turns out it’s not so easy to defend an offense with all of its weapons on the field.
  12. Mississippi State.  Hey, they won last week’s battle of the dipshits.  So they’ve got that going for them.
  13. Arkansas.  Shut out again.  Oh wait, it was a bye week.
  14. Kentucky.  Is Alabama State all that stands between the Wildcats and a ten-game losing streak to end the year?
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2 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 9

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    “That red team’s pretty good.” Masterful, boss.

    Certainly is not the first time somebody misfigured Spurrier. Welcome to our club, Mr. Pinkel.

    I guess the question about Awbun is whether they are better than anybody in the East.

  2. Comin' Down The Track

    Something to be said for remaining static. I gotta say, I needed that bye week, at least, as much as the team. ;)