All favorites and no upsets make this week’s ballot a dull boy.
- Alabama. Here’s a measure of the size of the gap between Alabama and the rest of the conference: the Tide opens as an 11-point favorite over LSU.
- Missouri. Made South Carolina’s loss to Tennessee look even worse than it already was.
- Auburn. Even after dispatching the Hogs, Auburn remains in the red in net yardage in conference play.
- LSU. Two three-point road losses is what’s standing between the Tigers and contention in the West. (And upcoming games against Alabama and Texas A&M.)
- Texas A&M. Number one in offense, number fourteen in defense means things are never dull when you watch the Aggies.
- South Carolina. 12 first downs, 34 points. That’s what going +5 in turnover margin at home gets you.
- Georgia. Will Muschamp has lost control of Mark Richt.
- Mississippi. This ballot’s bye week bounce winner.
- Florida. The Gators are now last in the conference in scoring. I take this opportunity to remind you that Brent Pease got a raise in the offseason.
- Vanderbilt. If the Commodores can’t take down Florida this week, they may never do it.
- Tennessee. The Vols’ lack of team speed is killing them.
- Mississippi State. With TAMU, Alabama and Ole Miss left on the schedule, bowl eligibility is starting to look like a stretch.
- Arkansas. These guys are turning the bottom of the ballot into a real fight.
- Kentucky. Well, at least we know the Wildcats could rip through the SWAC.