SEC Power Poll, Week 12

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It’s Alabama’s world, peeps.  The rest of the SEC is just living in it.

  1. Alabama.  This year’s Iron Bowl isn’t going to be pretty.
  2. Florida.  Neither is the SECCG.
  3. Mississippi State.  The Egg Bowl, on the other hand, looks like it could be a battle.
  4. Mississippi.  So you say there’s a chance…
  5. Arkansas.  Your quarterback throws seven touchdowns in an SEC game and you still lose?  Geez, Bert.
  6. Tennessee.  November, like Ol’ Man River, just keeps rolling on.
  7. Georgia.  Operation Mediocre Ten-Win Season is still on track.
  8. LSU.  The Tigers played like a team whose coach knows he’s getting canned at season’s end.
  9. Texas A&M.  Shut-out! Okay, it was against Vanderbilt, but still…
  10. Auburn.  Defensive scoring through the first eleven games of 2014:  258.  Defensive scoring through the first eleven games of 2015:  299.  Boom!
  11. Vanderbilt.  I bet you don’t need anyone to tell you the ‘Dores are fifth in the conference in scoring defense and last in scoring offense.
  12. Kentucky.  Playing Louisville, needing a win to become bowl eligible. Again.  It’s like the ‘Cats are Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day.
  13. Missouri.  Held to less than ten points for the fifth time this season.
  14. South Carolina.  I expect to see Gamecock fans wearing bags over their heads this week.

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27 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 12

  1. Macallanlover

    I usually hope for competitive games to watch but I am thoroughly looking forward to the Iron Bowl and SECCG slaughters. Those teams, and their fans, deserve a large dose of humility. Roll Tide!

    And you are right about the Egg Bowl, that should be a good game to watch this season.

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    • UGA85

      It almost feels vicarious, doesn’t it? Watching Bama beat a flawed Florida team that destroyed us. I just wish we could have given them some of the humility they deserve. Kudos to both Mississippi schools and their coaches for what they have done this season.

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      • Uglydawg

        I don’t know which destruction I’m looking forward to the most. Auburn’s or Florida’s?? Good thing is I’ll be able to witness them both!
        The common thread.s..Alabama on the outside and Agent Muschamp on the in.
        Gotta love that Agent Muschamp. Promote him to “Special Agent Muschamp”. What an asset for UGA!
        Give him a couple of more years and we’ll transfer him to Tennessee to continue his life’s work. Maybe we can get the new IPF named for him.
        Call it, “The Boomipef”.

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        • Dog in Fla

          He’s on target to be the best bunker buster we’ve ever released bar none except for Pat Dye. Boom’s already taken out Mack, disabled Jeremy momentarily and Gus is well on his way to being no longer welcome at any Waffle House in Lee County

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    • PTC DAWG

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Ole Miss team give Uf its 3rd loss myself.

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  2. JasonC

    I kinda feel bad for Dabo that Spurrier won’t be there to receive his whoopin’

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    • Macallanlover

      I think it should still count as a Spurrier loss, this is his team, imo. If I were Dabo I would taunt him as a no-show and a deserter after the game. But Dabo is too nice to do that, but he might add a “visor slam” to his victory dance!

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  3. UGA85

    Is the East bad this season by its own low standards? Historically bad? Its best team goes to OT vs. Florida Atlantic. We go to OT vs. Georgia Southern. And USC, once a contender in the East, is now beaten by the Citadel, while Vanderbilt is beaten badly by A&M. I keep thinking every year that the path to ATL will start getting harder for UGA and the SECCG will start being competitive again. Well, not this year.

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  4. UGA85

    Without their starting quarterback, UF may not be as good as UT. A mention, BTW, of the Mississippi schools. They split an already small talent pool. Their budgets are both small, especially State’s. And they play in the West. Yet, they both play good, competitive football and Freeze has beaten Saban two years running. Good coaches making the most out of what they have, IMO.

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  5. David K

    Texas A&M and LSU are head and shoulders better than Georgia. Not sure the rationale for putting us ahead of them. A&M beat Arkansas and Miss State and has losses to Bama, at Ole Miss and the one bad loss to Auburn. If we played A&M’s schedule we’d have maybe 5 wins on the season. LSU destroys Georgia anywhere they play. Not even close.

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  6. I wish Georgia had been good enough over the last 30 year’s to call 10 wins mediocre.

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  7. 92 grad

    Yes, I think we all hate to have Fl at 2. Honestly, 2-6 could be in any order but I guess if you survive the east you should be in the top 2 by default.

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    • Macallanlover

      I don’t think they are #2, nor that being #1 in the East makes them an automatic #2. I think Arkansas, Ole Miss, Miss State, and LSU are better than them. But what does it matter? We are going to see them get hammered by Bama, and hopefully against FSU as well. They are not a good football team, and their close game against a 2-8 FAU team this past weekend was worse than our close game with GS.

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  8. Cousin Eddie

    The only usce grad I work with called in sick today.

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  9. Uglydawg

    Lest we forget..The SEC W’s Auburn needed a miracle to beat Jax State..Not too long ago Ole Miss lost to Jax State..Alabama to ULM and Arkansas was a dumpster fire, while Miss St. was a lower tier team. While I concede that the East is pretty bad right now, things will change and pretty quickly. Tennessee is on the cusp of being very good in the next couple of years, so is Florida; Georgia could go extreme in either direction. LSU will probably go through the almost certain doldrums of trying to replace a very good coach (See GA. Tech post Dodd, UGA post Dooley, Tennessee post Fulmer, Alabama post Bryant, Ohio State post Hayes, Clemson post Ford, to name a few. Yep, you can name a few that worked out, but it’s always a difficult thing to replace a very good coach. I say “very good” because very few are great…you’re not going to get a great coach very often).
    For those who wanted Bobo gone…how’s that working out for you? That’s a taste of what you’ll be eating if you run off a good coach in CMR. He currently has the second best resume in the SEC. While I don’t think he’s on the level with Saban..I also don’t think the UGA committment is close to the Bama commitment. I don’t think this whole state is engaged and sold out to the football success of it’s flagship university as it is in Alabama. We can’t ever be Alabama. No one can -except Alabama. If you’re O C D about matching up to Alabama, then you should move to Auburn. Georgia will usually be pretty darn good and occasionally damn good to great..but it will not be Alabama, and that’s a good thing. BTW..the day Saban leaves, Alabama will re-enter the wilderness mentioned above.
    To quote Johnny Cash, “Meditate on it”.

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    • UGA85

      Freeze beat Saban two years in a row. Dantonio beat the other invincible, Meyer, with a backup quarterback. Neither of these hung their heads about being “less than” and unable to compete. My point is that no one is invincible and that better coaching gets better results. Let’s quit making excuses for poor coaching. Let’s ask “Why not us?” about UGA and make the changes necessary to compete.

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      • “Lose to Memphis” does not equal “better coaching.”

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        • UGA85

          Seriously? Is this your response? Memphis is pretty good; glad we didn’t play them. Losing to them does not detract from beating Saban twice in a row. It means a lot to beat great teams like Freeze and Dantononio have done. It also means a lot that we can no longer compete with great teams. Coaching matters.

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  10. Uglydawg

    What we might be missing is this.
    College football has arguably reached a sort of level of parody.
    Almost any team can beat almost any other team if the chips fall a little bit the right way. This used to not be.
    Yeah..look at Memphis beating Ole Miss after Ole Miss beat Bama two years running…Tech beating FSU., hell Tech beating UGA last year…Michigan State beating OSU…South Carolina beating North Carolina… There have always been upsets, but now every team has to be wondering when their Waterloo is scheduled.
    The days of hiring a coach that will come in and beat the hell out of everyone is over. Too many good atheletes and limited scholarships are giving us parody. Learn to appreciate it instead of nuttin’ up everytime your team loses and life will be more fun.
    Georgia, and LSU and every other team that is flirting with firing their coach will NOT get better results than the 9 or 10 win seasons they are now seeing. It’s the way things are today. And parody will continue to grow it’s influence..which is fine with me. I don’t enjoy losing, but I know it’s going to happen a couple of times a year…no team is exempt, though some are more exempt than others. Accept this and you’ll be a happeir person…Death, Taxes, War and not being Alabama are the four things we can be certain of.

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    • UGA85

      Wow. You are pretty knowledgeable of the future. I guess Bama messed up by firing Shula, Florida by firing Zook and Muschamp, etc. If only they could be as satisfied with losing as you are.

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      • Uglydawg

        You must feel like you’re pretty good predicting the future. You’re sure we can do better than CMR. We probably can, but like the programs you mention..it will probably take several hires to find him. We’re never going to get a perfect coach. We might get a really bad one though. I guess I am guilty of being hard to move…maybe too cautious. CMR hasn’t really grown as a coach, in fact he may have regressed a bit, but I don’t think he’s finished quite yet. Sorry if you disagree and I understand your points.

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