My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 11

Last week was a story of losses by LSU and Florida and my ballot changes reflect that.

  1. Alabama.  Those teams yelling “We want ‘Bama” are starting to remind me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing.
  2. Missouri.  Rolled Kentucky, which is what a good team should do.
  3. Auburn.  Your starting quarterback goes 3-7 with 35 yards passing and you win by 32 points?  Not bad.
  4. Texas A&M.  Does anybody believe Manziel when he denies that he has even entertained the thought of going pro after this season?
  5. South Carolina.  As time goes by, the Gamecocks’ loss to Tennessee this season looks more and more like the inexplicable loss to Auburn in 2011.
  6. LSU.  Losers of two of their last three, the Tigers had better hope that Johnny Football continues to be a turnover machine this Saturday when they meet.
  7. Georgia.  As the Dawgs get some of their missing pieces back, will they start to click a little more?
  8. Mississippi.  Bowl eligible with three winnable games to go.
  9. Vanderbilt.  Say what you will about the East being weaker this season, the fact remains that the Commodores are 14-6 over their last twenty games.
  10. Florida.  I guess we know which coach is sitting on the hottest seat in the SEC right now.
  11. Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs outgained TAMU, held the Aggies to under 100 yards rushing, went +2 in turnover margin, possessed the ball for almost ten minutes more… and lost by ten.
  12. Tennessee.  Going downhill fast.  Can the Vols salvage their season with games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky?
  13. Arkansas.  Hard to believe, but it’s unlikely the Hogs match their SEC win total under John L. Smith this season.
  14. Kentucky.  Out of the SWAC and back to their losing ways.
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10 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 11

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Those teams yelling “We want ‘Bama” are starting to remind me of the dog who caught the car he was chasing.”

    Nice line…careful, the Envy Police are everywhere.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    In the ACC Coastal, the winner only gets the honor of getting slaughtered by FSU (hopefully Tech). The SEC East winner will get the same kind of butt kicking

    • Will (the other one)

      I’m not so sure. Neither of Bama’s toughest tests so far (LSU and TAMU) could play much defense. Sakerlina and Missouri? They can play a little bit. A healthy Shaw would give Sakerlina a puncher’s chance, though that’s always a toss-up. Bama’s iffy secondary vs. Missouri’s WRs is a bad matchup too.
      That said, I also thought LSU could last more than a half vs. Bama, who’d grown fat off an easy schedule, but it turns out that just meant Bama was rested and healthy to play for 4 quarters.

  3. KornDawg

    If Uscjr and Mizzou run the table, it’ll be the third straight year that Carolina fans get to see a team they beat in the regular season go to Atlanta. As a resident of SC, I’ll get a great deal of pleasure watching the meltdown in the fanbase. Ole Steve won’t get to complain about the schedule this year, will he?

  4. mg4life0331

    Didnt realize Vandy was 14-6. Good point about the division.

  5. Will Trane

    Just how good is C J Mosley for Bama and their defense. Their QB gets all the press, but how Mosley goes is how everybody else goes when they play the TD. Mosley not only controls the D for the Tide, he controls the other teams offensive. Thinkk he is the best player in America. Can Josh Harvey be that kind of player?

    • JRod1229

      No… because he’s not a linebacker. Mosley is a centerpiece no matter the defense or offensive play call. JHC is mearly a piece of the defense if we line up in nickle as he has to guard a single person.

      This is why you hear a lot of people wanting to keep Swann in the slot and move JHC to SS so he can impact more plays.

  6. Bryant Denny

    LSU has a bye this week.