We finally had a weekend with several conference games, so it’s getting a little easier to determine a pecking order. Still plenty of questions, though.
- Alabama. So now we know: Nick Saban is better at coaching than Johnny Manziel is at quarterbacking. But not by much.
- LSU. The Tigers’ game against Kent State went the way that you, I and Les Miles thought it would.
- Georgia. The first bye-week bounce of 2013.
- Texas A&M. TAMU is now last in the SEC in total defense and scoring defense. That’s a problem.
- South Carolina. The fourth-quarter scenario – the ‘Cocks get a goal line stop in a two-score game with a little more than eight minutes to go – was an eerie flip of what happened against Georgia the week before. So do we say Georgia is to South Carolina as South Carolina is to Vandy?
- Ole Miss. I’m not sure Saturday’s game was as much a signature win for Hugh Freeze as it was a signature loss for Mack Brown.
- Florida. You’ve got to play offense to win in today’s SEC.
- Vanderbilt. Brutal, brutal pick thrown by Carta-Samuels to set up the moral victory.
- Auburn. It may not have been the most impressive, but a conference win’s a conference win, especially when there hadn’t been one on the Plains in over a year.
- Missouri. Another bye-week bounce.
- Arkansas. Rutgers this week, and then Bret Bielema gets his welcome to the SEC: four straight ranked conference opponents.
- Tennessee. They’ll always have that 7-0 lead in Eugene.
- Mississippi State. The Bulldogs would probably squeak by Tennessee at home, but, man, what an unimpressive looking team.
- Kentucky. Did just enough in the loss to make sure it gets held against Louisville in the national title race.