My first thought after watching the end of the Kentucky-South Carolina game was, “oh, crap, I’ve got to put together a power poll ballot now”. The 2010 season looks like 2007 on steroids.
- LSU. Saturday, we’ll find out which is the most powerful force in the SEC: Cam Newton’s legs or Les Miles’ karma.
- Auburn. Maybe it’s just me, but “65-43” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you say “SEC Champion”.
- Alabama. Ole Miss turned out to be more of a grind than the seal clubbing many expected, but this team is still formidable.
- Arkansas. Huge gap between three and four. It’s hard to beat Cam Newton and Penn Wagers.
- Mississippi State. Dan Mullen wishes he could move his team to the SEC East. MSU is doing the more with less thing better than any team in the conference.
- South Carolina. Lattimore injury or not, élite SEC teams don’t blow games against Kentucky like that. And November still awaits.
- Florida. Seriously, Gators, how do you lose a game to a team that wasn’t even trying to score in the second half?
- Georgia. Rounding into shape after a 1-4 start. Still a long way to go, though.
- Kentucky. Resilient bunch, as the last two weeks have shown. Couldn’t quite move them ahead of Georgia, though, as I suspect that South Carolina wouldn’t have fared so well if Lattimore had missed half of that game, too.
- Mississippi. I have to put them somewhere.
- Tennessee. Let’s give it up for the bye week, folks!
- Vanderbilt. Unfortunately for the Commodores, there are no MAC teams left on the schedule.