SEC Power Poll, Week 3

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Another week, a (slightly) larger sample size.

  1. Alabama.  When the Tide was down by 21 late in the first half, did you think it was more likely Saban’s team would lose, or that the lead would shrink by two touchdowns before the teams went to the locker room at halftime?
  2. Texas A&M.  That makes three solid wins in a row for the Aggies.
  3. Florida.  I know Del Rio is hurt, but the Gator defense is giving up less than five points per game, which is best in the country.
  4. Tennessee.  Eleven fumbles, one lost is the story of the Vols in 2016 so far.
  5. Arkansas.  Cupcake win.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
  6. Ole Miss.  The best first quarter team in the country.
  7. Georgia.  So, would Missouri be a one-point favorite over Nicholls?
  8. LSU.  Up by 20 in the first half to Mississippi State, win by three… sounds about right.
  9. Mississippi State.  Down by 20 in the first half to LSU, lose by three… sounds about right.
  10. Missouri.  The first thing an inexperienced team has to learn is how to close out a game.
  11. Auburn.  I think we just figured out where the hottest seat in the conference is located.
  12. South Carolina.  With Kentucky up next, the ‘Cocks have a good shot at winning three of their first four games.  Can they win three of the eight remaining after that?
  13. Vanderbilt.  Geez, I don’t know what’s worse — giving up 511 yards, or only scoring seven points on a Ted Roof defense.
  14. Kentucky.  122nd in scoring defense is no way to go through an SEC season, son.

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18 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 3

  1. Not a big gap between 2 and 10 IMHO.

  2. The Dawgs play the teams currently listed as numbers
    10,11,12, 13, & 14. That works for me.
    Still think the Ga.Vs. Fla. game determines the East Champion.

  3. Hogbody Munson

    Ole Miss is the finest 1-2 team in the country!

  4. 92 grad

    Tough list. I’d say half the sec has problems that make offense one dimensional. I feel that we are one of the few that could be two dimensional given time and if it does click, look out.

  5. Argondawg

    What is over under on total wins for Malzahn this year 5. Does 5 get him canned? 6?

  6. As a Georgia fan I can tell you that is almost spot on. The main thing Richt and Smart have in common at Georgia (so far) is playing down to your opponents level. Mizzou played a great game and we had multiple opportunities to score we didn’t take advantage of. If that would have been against a top tier opponent, there is a much lower chance of us coming back. With Kentucky, its hilarious because the idiots on SEC Network have them beating us in Lexington and in 4th place in the division at the end of the year.

  7. Macallanlover

    I know it wouldn’t be acceptable to do so, but I think Mizzou is better than us and will beat one of the better teams in the conference, maybe TN or FU. We are damned lucky they switched to the run in the second half and slowed the tempo down…I assume to give their defense more rest.

    Based in what I have seen, I would put us at 9th or 10th but if we ever get out of our offensive rut and diversify play calling and personnel some, we
    could be much better in a few weeks. Think Florida will shut down the Vols this week, even with a replacement QB. Taking the points and the under in that game might be a double play for me. If Appleby remains the QB until the LSU game there will be two Purdue QBs facing each other….dang.

    • stoopnagle

      I was a bit surprised they slowed it down. Didn’t seem like Heupel’s M.O. (no pun intended).

    • Mayor

      I agree about Mizzou beating either UT or FU–maybe both. The LSU-FU game comes down to whose D is better as both teams have bad Os. I see FU beating UT, which also loses to Bama. LSU beats FU. If Georgia beats FU likely the Dawgs win the East.

  8. Uglydawg

    It’s going to be a rough and tumble road for both diviisions. Alabama should win the W…but the E….who can say? If Georgia can beat TN in Athens I will start getting excited. I don’t see Georgia beating Old Miss, though…unless there is some unforseeable improvement this week. I think the best shot Georgia has against them is to hit a couple of long passes early…back-um up off of Chubb.

  9. ASEF

    FSU’s rs frosh QB was a deer in the headlights until KW got injured. Then Ole Miss backed up the corners, allowing Francois easy passes to WRs getting a 10 yard cushion and 75 yards rushing around the edges on RPOs. Cook had 93 on 23 carries and 101 on 7 swing pases.

    Alabama tried the same thing, but Ole Miss played press coverage with two deep safeties, and Alabama didn’t trust their freshman QB to pass over the middle. So they ran him for 140+ and their RV for 140+, totalling 334 on the ground.

    I have zero clue how Georgia will attack Ole Miss. But I do know if Chaney can’t find a way to move his QB Saturday, then it could be one very long and very ugly afternoon.

  10. 69Dawg

    Ole Miss has bigger faster WR’s than Mizzou and a better QB so how are our DB’s not going to be exposed? It’s going to be a long day.

  11. TN Dawg

    We don’t have the look of a team that is getting “coached up” at this point, although I’m gonna go ahead and declare that the Mizzou game is a superior surrogate for one of those early season losses to SC that Ve gotten used to.

    With that said, we still look like we are playing the role as our usual paper tiger, with the difference being that the Nicholls fourth trimester abortion of a game kept us from being overhyped and overrated at this point.

    I think all of us will be watching eagerly to see if we can put forth an overachieving effort against Ole Miss, Rocky Top or FU to make us contenders as well as holding our breath that we avoid a catastrophe in the winnable games. At this point, I’m uncertain that we aren’t capable of producing a surprise. But I’m also uncertain we won’t make a mess of it all besides ULL and Vandy.

    The cheese is starting to bind.

  12. lakedawg

    So we play the 5 worst teams in the. conference plus Nickels and Loiusuana Lafette, and tech? And someone said we had a weak schedule this year?

  13. Jared S.

    I think you may as well flip a coin as try to predict the outcome of any SEC matchup this year. The only two teams I’d be willing to put money on are Vandy to lose and Bama to win in any SEC game either plays.

  14. Michael

    Would you really take Tennessee on a neutral field against Ole Miss?

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