SEC Power Poll, Week 9

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The SEC West grows more interesting.  The SEC East couldn’t be less interesting.

  1. Alabama.  Does the Tide’s remaining stretch of games seem more challenging now than it did a month or so ago?  Sure.  Will it make a difference?
  2. Auburn.  Still rolling, although doubt is beginning to creep in about the quality of Ole Miss.
  3. LSU.  We’re about to watch Ed Orgeron’s interview for the head coaching job.
  4. Texas A&M.  Any week you don’t play Alabama is a good week.
  5. Florida.  Not a great team by any measure, but a well coached one.  In the East, that makes you the front-runner.
  6. Ole Miss.  At 3-5, you have to start wondering if they’re going to move proactively to ban themselves from postseason play to placate the NCAA.
  7. Tennessee.  You had one job this week, Booch.
  8. Arkansas.  Eh, sure, why not…
  9. Kentucky.  Raise your hand if after the first week of the season you predicted the ‘Cats would be playing for bowl eligibility before the Dawgs.
  10. Mississippi State.  It seems only fair to point out that right now MSU isn’t actually in last place in the West.
  11. Georgia.  I thought the Process was supposed to be fun.
  12. South Carolina.  Boom springs his version of an October surprise.
  13. Vanderbilt.  This week’s game against Auburn looks pretty daunting, but with Mizzou, Ole Miss and Tennessee after that, maybe I shouldn’t write off their bowl chances just yet.
  14. Missouri.  Man, has this program fallen on hard times, or what?
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17 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 9

  1. JCDAWG83

    When was the last time we felt uneasy about the Kentucky game?

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  2. Biggus Rickus

    Last year. People seem to have forgotten how shitty October was last year.

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  3. TXBaller

    Didn’t A&M beat Auburn?

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  4. UGA85

    I think your ratings look good. I wonder about the Arkansas/Florida game. It would be great if Arky and LSU both beat UF, then they limp into the championship game and get thrashed by Bama (Assuming, maybe that Vandy beats UT). If the East has no decent teams at all, it would blunt the pain of UGA’s season a bit. Is this too much wishful thinking?

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  5. gastr1

    “I thought the Process was supposed to be fun.” I love the irony of this statement.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Since I have friends who are Bama fans (I avoid them.) I can tell you that the what? Decade? leading up to the beginning of the Process, and the first year of the Process were pretty awful for them. It is easy to look at the success Bama is having and forget it was a long time coming and what? six coaches? Is that right…six?

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        No, actually Saban is the eighth Alabama coach since Bryant. Good God.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          They played at a pretty high level under Stallings, including an undefeated national title season, two one-loss seasons, and four SEC title game appearances. They were cheating, but Alabama is always cheating.

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          • jollyrogerjay

            +1000…more than any other team in the SEC, probably the nation. It “pays” (see what I did there?) to have friends in HIGH PLACES..re: Mark Emmert.

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  6. 69Dawg

    We’re looking like a solid 5 – 7 right now.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      It’s funny what one point means. If they’d scraped by Vandy, people would assume they’d go 8-4, maybe 7-5 right now.

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  7. Dawgy

    Why are we ahead of Vandy?

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