My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 11

You may have missed it, but the word is out that the SEC’s run in the national title game is on the rocks.  Evidently, it’s kind of a big deal.  Ironically, it’s all the result of conference teams beating up on each other.

  1. Alabama.  I can’t wait to hear Saban’s response to this week’s presser question about no-huddle spread offenses.  Assuming somebody in the media has the stones to ask him, that is.
  2. LSU.  At this point, 2A to Georgia’s 2B.
  3. Georgia.  Baby, you’ve come a long way from the South Carolina game.
  4. Texas A&M.  It looks like they’ve put those silly “can these guys play with the SEC?” questions to rest.
  5. Florida.  To paraphrase the UL-L coach, anytime you see the seventh-ranked team in the country storm the field like they won the Super Bowl to beat a 5-4 Sun Belt team, you know they’ve got some issues.
  6. South Carolina.  Exorcised the Arkansas demon, so I guess this year’s commemorative ring designs itself.
  7. Vanderbilt.  Bowl eligible with a real shot at eight regular season wins, and they’ve done it without post-game antics from the head coach.
  8. Mississippi State.  That 7-0 start is a fading memory now.
  9. Mississippi.  A crushing last-minute loss sets the stage for what could be a very interesting Egg Bowl.
  10. Missouri.  The Tigers had a friend in the Tennessee defense.
  11. Arkansas.  As badly as things have gone for John L. Smith, they could have been worse:  Weber State is 1-9.
  12. Tennessee.   It’s not just that the Vols have to beat Vanderbilt and Kentucky merely to become bowl eligible.  It’s that there’s a legitimate question whether they can pull that off.
  13. Kentucky.  What the hell, the Cats could use a bye week bounce as much as anyone.
  14. Auburn.  It’s bad when your own fans are making jokes about hoping to get by Alabama A&M.

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20 responses to “My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 11

  1. The other Doug

    It seems like a good time to mention that Clemson beat Auburn by 7 to start the season.

  2. Hobnail_Boot

    I’d have a hard time not putting A&M and UGA in some order in the top 2 spots of a power poll right now.

    • I know, but don’t forget that LSU has wins over both TAMU and South Carolina.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        This is the first week that I significantly disagree with your order, Bluto. I think UGA and Bama are tied for #1. Florida has to be next as the Gators have only 1 loss (to Georgia) and beat aTm and LSU. LSU comes next because it is the best of the 2 loss teams and also beat aTm. South Carolina is next because its 2 losses came to Florida and LSU. The rest–who gives a damn? Be fair about this.

  3. TennesseeDawg

    Spurrier ordered the “SEC East 3rd place” rings yet?

  4. gastr1

    The Barn below Kentucky? Ouch!

  5. What fresh hell is this?

    As much as I enjoyed seeing little Nicky’s discomfort on the sideline during the loss to A&M, it was a little bittersweet because it seemed like our only chance at the MNC was circling the drain with Bama. A SECCG win over an undefeated Bama might have been enough.

    Most gut-wrenching of all… we now have to root for Kiffy. Damn.

    Good article on Georgia and the SEC’s MNC hopes from Rittenberg at the Evil Empire:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/71128/sec-now-needs-help-to-reach-title-game

    • JasonC

      I’ll root for Kiffin because I hate ND and would love to see their return to prominence derailed or delayed. I have no doubt that Kiffin will eventually eff it up for good at USC and get the boot.

    • Russ

      Oregon State or Stanford beats Oregon. Texas beats Kansas State. If we beat Bama, we’ll be #2 and will play ND for the BCS championship. I’d love to whip them again for the MNC.

  6. DawgPhan

    While TAMU answered the call for the SEC, Mizzou did not.

  7. Trace

    I don’t necessarily think those are jokes, Senator. Auburn fans legitimately think they will struggle with Alabama AM.

  8. Joe Nails

    I don’t even know how to feel about this, but given Bama’s problem with the no-huddle spread Saturday and the fact Bobo has actually shined when spreading the Dawgs out….I’m CAUTIOUSLY intrigued by what kind of game plan he’s going to come up with.

  9. Normaltown Mike

    Another reason to pull for Alabama A&M, they are Bulldogs too!

  10. Nate Dawg

    Senator – I wish’d I’d said that about sakerlina. Awesome.
    I was one click away from purchasing my brand new “Rajun Cajun” T-shirt until that damn punt hung up in the air. And I still may do it just yet.
    Did you know – the Barn put up as many pts this past weekend as Kentucky did – bye week bounce – for the win!