SEC Power Poll, Week 14

Welp, the conference did a good bit of eating its own this weekend, so your guess is as good as my ballot.

As I always do in the last PP of the year, net yards per game for each team will appear in a pathetic attempt to make it look like my evaluations mean something.  (Good luck with that.)  One obvious observation:  the quality of the conference drops like a rock after the top seven.

  1. Alabama (+177.0 ypg).  Hey, did you hear Lane Kiffin is a genius?  Amari Cooper could make me look like one of the best offensive coordinators in college football.
  2. Mississippi (+122.1 ypg).  Toughest call to make this week was which Mississippi school to place in front of the other.  Tie goes to the Egg Bowl winner.
  3. Mississippi State (+94.50 ypg).  Great year, but the defense turned out to be a little shakier than I expected.
  4. Missouri (+35.40 ypg).  If you weren’t sure that Gary Pinkel coached a overachieving team this season, that ypg figure should erase all doubt.
  5. Georgia (+120.90 ypg).  Yeah, going into the season, most of us expected something on the order of three losses.  But after being the only team in the SEC to score 500 points, the Dawgs’ 2014 still feels like a disappointment, doesn’t it?
  6. Auburn (+100.50 ypg).  Vaya con Dios, Ellis Johnson.
  7. LSU (+77.60 ypg).  The defense was fabulous.  The offense was missing in action.
  8. Arkansas (+65.20 ypg).   Bert got a lead.  Bert got cute.  Bert got beat.  Karma.
  9. Florida (+59.20 ypg).  I did so hope cancelling the Idaho game would come back to bite the Gators in the butt.  Oh well, have fun in Shreveport or some place similar, boys.
  10. Texas A&M (+.30 ypg).  If there’s a Will Muschamp, next defensive coordinator contest, I guess the Aggies are the first entry.
  11. Tennessee (+3.10 ypg).  Hard to believe, but Tennessee’s seniors get to head to their first bowl game this year.
  12. South Carolina (+17.20 ypg).  The win over Georgia looks more incomprehensible with each passing week.
  13. Kentucky (-22.60 ypg).  Even in the SEC, it’s not easy to start 5-1 and fail to make it to a bowl.  But you did it, ‘Cats!
  14. Vanderbilt (-113.80 ypg).  I’d say there’s always next year, but I’m not sure that’s much consolation.


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12 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 14

  1. David K

    Tennessee’s 6 wins: Utah State, Arkansas State, Chattanooga, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt


  2. David K

    Also, despite the Egg Bowl win, you’re over-ranking Ole Miss. Missouri and Miss State should be above them. Yes, they beat Bama which counts for a lot. But they also basically split their SEC West schedule and threw in wins over Boise State, Vandy, UL Lafayette, Memphis, and Presbyterian.


    • Cosmic Dawg

      Ah, I don’t know about that. If you drop Ole Miss to #4 you’re saying, “Yeah, you beat the #1 and #2 teams in the power poll, one of which is #1 in the country, but you’re still not that great.”

      Hard to reconcile that, despite their losses.


  3. Will Train

    Will Muschamp land at Auburn or South Carolina? He is going to be a DC somewhere in the southeast.
    Hell if I’m Butch Jones, my plane is on the way to see Muschamp.
    Some programs get it and some do not.


  4. How much of a genius do you have to be to call a fly pattern for Cooper? Some times he even gets a little crazy and calls for a double-move by Coop.