SEC Power Poll, Week 11

An upset, a rebound and ‘Bama grinding out a win in overtime… interesting weekend in the conference.

  1. Mississippi State.  Little trouble with an overmatched cupcake.  That won’t be the case this coming Saturday.
  2. Alabama.  I don’t think 20 points and 359 yards of offense will get it done this week.
  3. Auburn.  If Gus’ rabbit’s foot has abandoned him, the final stretch could get a little rough.
  4. Mississippi.  Hope springs eternal, but Ole Miss needs a lot of help to crawl back into the West picture.
  5. Georgia.  Look, Ma, the good Georgia is back!
  6. LSU.  The defense keeps improving.  Unfortunately, the offense doesn’t.
  7. Missouri.  The Texas A&M game suddenly looks like a much bigger challenge.
  8. Texas A&M.  Never mind the win.  Just getting his team ready to play at Auburn after getting waxed by Alabama three short weeks ago was a helluva coaching job by Sumlin.
  9. Florida.  Woo hoo, a winning streak!
  10. Tennessee.  Games against a reeling Kentucky and bottom feeder Vanderbilt have the Vols looking like they have a legit shot at bowl eligibility.
  11. Kentucky.  Mark Stoops, with his last raise, now makes more than Mark Richt.  Quite the bang for the buck there on Saturday.
  12. South Carolina.  If Spurrier doesn’t steal a win at Florida or at Clemson, the ‘Cocks will be home for the holidays.
  13. Arkansas.  The Hogs finish out with LSU, Ole Miss and Missouri.  To reach a bowl game, they have to win two of those three.  Hard to see where that comes from.
  14. Vanderbilt.  What’s a bowl game?

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13 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 11

  1. Will Trane

    Down to the short rows now.
    Sure looks like there is more cotton on those rows than the long ones.
    Time for these teams to start picking…Dawgs, Aggies, Vols, and Gamecocks. Need one more win out of those guys this weekend.
    Put those pickers and combines in those rows and let’s go.

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  2. Macallanlover

    Cocks have a strong chance to take FU down this weekend and Mizzou will lose at least one, maybe two, of their games. If Alabama doesn’t find some offense when teams can limit Cooper, they will lose at least one more conference game, maybe two, just look at their performance against Arky and LSU (even Miss).

    Miss State is the enigma to me, I love Prescott’s talent but they are the best example of “team” in the SEC, not a lot of superstar performers but no visible weak areas. Just don’t see them running the table, cannot get that Kentucky game they played out of my head, and I am a believer in throwing out any one Saturday’s performance but having just gotten the #1 ranking they got stood up on both sides of the ball by a team that isn’t physical.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Gonna be some interesting games for sure. Sakerlina-Florida is interesting because the Cocks have been pretty good offensively, and terrible on defense, and Florida the opposite. Could look like the SC-Mizzou game, pt 2. Or Muschamp could start Driskell and lose by 30.

      MSU is weird to me. They’ve got talent on offense, and a talented D line, but the secondary is terrible. Will Saban let Kiffin go almost all-pass Saturday? With likely no Yeldon, and Sims playing much better at home it’s their best stop.

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  3. Cosmic Dawg

    Nice rankings, Senator – agree with all of it. Unfortunately, it underscores that Missouri is still probably the favorite to go to Atlanta.Luckily, they’re been even more Jekyll and Hyde than the Dawgs this year.

    If Missouri goes, I wonder if Spurrier will point out how UGA is getting hosed because we cleaned Missouri’s clock but we’re not going to the show.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      I’m hoping at this point Arky and TAMU can beat them, though I don’t think Allen will look as good as he did against Auburn vs. Mizzou’s front 7.

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  4. AusDawg85

    I’d put Ole Miss ahead of Auburn. Beat Bama, lost close to LSU and really did beat Auburn but for a horrible play I’m not willing to let Auburn benefit from. And I hate Auburn.

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  5. I Wanna Red Cup

    Best case scenario: one loss West teams faces 2 loss Dawg team and we win. That my friends will get us in a 4 team playoff.

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    • PatinDC

      Mine too. Question. If MSU runs the table and a 2 loss UGA beats them to win the SEC, what does the committee do?

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      • AusDawg85

        Panic.

        Would probably depend on how we look beating them. Last second thriller or steal a victory vs a complete domination. Plus you’ll have to look at the Big12 KSU/TCU/Baylor situation with potentially 2 one loss teams as well. So you’re assuming no loss FSU, 1 loss Oregon/AZ St winner of Pac12, tOSU at one loss and SEC champ vs. Big12 dual one loss teams. I don’t like those odds unless we absolutely crush Auburn, GT and Miss St/Alabama. Hopefully we get that message across to the troops…don’t just win, win BIG.

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        • Will (The Other One)

          At this point, it’d be nice if An OSU lost to say, Minnesota. And Oregon lost some folks in the win at Utah, so they could slip another one they’d win if healthy.
          Basically if we really want a playoff shot we need 2007-grade chaos or worse.
          Me, I’d settle for an SEC title.

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  6. Mayor

    Arky is going to upset somebody this season. I’m thinking it will be Mizzou.

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