The top of the conference seems to be solidifying, while there’s still a fair amount of jockeying for position going on elsewhere.
- Alabama. It’s always impressive to see how many Tide fans show up to watch a scrimmage… wait, that was a real game?
- Georgia. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water – Missouri shows up in the AP, which means the Dawgs are facing their fourth ranked opponent in six games.
- LSU. It took the Tigers a while to shake off the funk from the Georgia loss, but shake it off they did. In style.
- Texas A&M. There are three SEC teams that have played one more game and given up less yardage than the Aggies’ defense.
- South Carolina. The ‘Cocks have entered into a disturbing pattern of losing interest in the second half of their games.
- Florida. Is Murphy a better quarterback than Driskel? With that defense, it’s not that important a question.
- Missouri. A quality team, or a tribute to soft early season scheduling? We’re about to find out.
- Auburn. With their fourth win in five games, the Tigers have already won once more than they did all of last season.
- Mississippi. Maybe it takes more than one great recruiting class to become an upper-tier team.
- Vanderbilt. When your three wins are against Austin Peay, UMass and UAB, can it be said that any of them are good ones?
- Mississippi State. Played LSU well for three quarters, and still lost by thirty-three. That’s a pretty good summary of where MSU football is right now.
- Tennessee. The Vols proved they can play with any team in the country missing its top three receivers and top two running backs.
- Arkansas. Brandon Allen averaged 4 yards per pass on 41 attempts, with no touchdowns and one interception. Yecch.
- Kentucky. UK lost by a smaller margin to South Carolina than it did to Western Kentucky. I don’t think that’s particularly significant, but what the heck, I thought I’d mention it.