SEC Power Poll, Week 11

Alabama vs. Florida in the SECCG, eh?  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

By the way, it’s a power poll, so don’t waste your time making transitive property arguments about my rankings.  That way lies madness.

  1. Alabama.  The Tide sacked Dak Prescott nine times in three quarters, which was only four fewer times than Prescott had been sacked before in his entire career.  Good Lord.
  2. Florida.  I wonder if Spurrier watched the Florida-South Carolina game.  And if he did, which team he rooted for.
  3. Arkansas.  Hey, the Hogs have won five of their last six, including four straight conference games.  They’re hot.
  4. LSU.  Leonard Fournette can only do so much.
  5. Mississippi State.  At least you got Alabama out of your system, Bulldogs.
  6. Mississippi.  Technically, Ole Miss still has a shot to win the West, but who are we kidding here?
  7. Tennessee.  All that’s left for the Vols are the two most offensively challenged teams in the conference.
  8. Georgia.  The Dawgs played an opponent with an even more dire quarterback situation than theirs.
  9. Auburn.  The Gus Bus is in serious need of an engine overhaul.
  10. Texas A&M.  If you’d have told me before the beginning of the season that the Aggies’ trip to Nashville might prove to be something of a challenge, I’d have laughed.  Now?  Not so much.
  11. Vanderbilt.  Two conference wins are probably two more than most people thought this team was capable of this season.
  12. Missouri.  A rough week ends with a satisfying win.
  13. Kentucky.  You could argue that over the last two seasons, the Wildcats have turned out to be the SEC’s most consistent team.  That’s not a compliment.
  14. South Carolina.  There are plenty of sad stories in the SEC this year, but the ‘Cocks may be the saddest.

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11 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 11

  1. Aunt Edna

    It’s crazy to think that we might end up with a 10 win season. I know we don’t control who we play but damn, we haven’t beaten a really solid team this year. Outside of Florida the east has been garbage.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Agree, the sec east is fricken terrible. And we STILL didn’t put up much of a fight to win the division! Out of the division race before the kids got home from trick-or-treating.

      And yes, there’s a good chance we get 10 wins. There should be some kind of Ms. Congeniality award for winning the most meaningless games in cfb.

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      • WarD Eagle

        Short of Florida and Alabama, I think the SEC is terrible.

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        • Macallanlover

          Well, I wouldn’t say terrible but certainly down from previous years. We have only one really good team, Bama, and they make others look weaker because they are so much better. Florida isn’t that good, just a defense that has propped them up. They have struggled often, and Bama will beat them badly. All conferences have trouble finding one really good team this year. With Bama’s inconsistent offense you can make a case there is no great team in the entire nation..

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    Spurrier probably decided to cheer for the school that doesn’t employ Jeremy Foley.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Not sure I could put SC at the bottom, they should at least get some credit for UNC not being undefeated. But there is more competition for the bottom spot than the top so it is a tough call.

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  4. UGA85

    I think your rankings are accurate. I also think it is amazing that the eighth best team in the SEC could possibly win ten games. Playing in the East gives our coaches a pass most years, along with Tech’s demise this year. We always end up looking much better than we actually are, which feeds the hope/next year cycle of things. The truth? We are as far away from an SEC championship as we have been in a long time.

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  5. JonDawg

    Scary thought. . What if Vandy had even an average offense..

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  6. Will Trane

    Arkansas head coaches goes to Central Michigan, and hires their head coach to run his offense this season. Granted their QB is very good, but the team has had to deal with injuries. Have two of the best tight ends in D1.
    UF hires a new coach who brings in a new offensive staff. Drops a very good QB to PEDs, but keeps on winning.
    Now think of CMR’s offensive hire, you know the million dollar NFL guy.
    Coaching counts big time, especially when they are paid the big bucks and you get 250 yards of offensive production. CMR, your offensive coordinator, along with Tarkenton, are not getting it done. Can you explain that to us in light of what transitioned for the Hawgs and Gators?

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    I thought we already played Tennessee…

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