SEC Power Poll, Week 1

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The conference finished opening week 12-2.  It should have been 13-1, but then Texas A&M got high.

  1. Alabama.  Win, win, win.  Jeez, what a boring bunch.
  2. LSU.  I’m not sure what impressed me more, holding BYU to under 100 yards on offense or Danny Etling finishing with a 166.85 passer rating.
  3. Auburn.  Stidham didn’t exactly wow me, but the defense did.
  4. Georgia.  I still can’t get over the Dawgs having a kicking game as a weapon.
  5. Tennessee.  Nice win, but giving up nearly 700 yards to a team you had all offseason to prepare for doesn’t say much for improving your defense.
  6. South Carolina.  After beating NC State, I’m already seeing some pundits elevating the ‘Cocks to contender status in the East, but when you get outgained 504 to 246, that seems a wee bit premature.
  7. Arkansas.  The Hogs didn’t come to get distracted over the Rattlers’ jersey numbers.
  8. Mississippi State.  Just crushed a cupcake.
  9. Mississippi.  Shea Patterson makes this team watchable, but I can’t help but wonder how long the party lasts.
  10. Vanderbilt.  You want to talk about mind-blowing passer ratings?  Kyle Shurmur posted a 195.59 on the road against a mid-major team.
  11. Florida.  No sugar coating here — the Gators looked overmatched against Michigan.  The only question is how much of that can be chalked up to the suspensions.
  12. Texas A&M.  The bad thing for Kevin Sumlin is that he’s coaching at one of the few places that can actually afford to fire him and hire Chip Kelly.
  13. Kentucky.  Grinding out a win on the road against a not-so-hot Southern Miss doesn’t look like the first step on the path to divisional relevance, but there’s plenty of time for the ‘Cats to up their game.
  14. Missouri.  Midway through the second quarter Missouri was losing to Missouri State 35-34.  Is it possible the defense blows worse than last year’s?

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13 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 1

  1. Got Cowdog

    I would not say I was licking my chops, but I liked what I saw this weekend. I especially liked what I saw last night. I don’t think that Marshall kid (If he lives that long) will survive 41 carries against UGA’s D. I also think UT’s defense is going to have a bit of trouble with #’s 1 and 27.

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    • Russ

      Tennessee looked awful. Can’t believe they won that game. And yes, Marshall will last about 2 or 3 more games at that pace.

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      • UGA85

        I think the game last night was good news for UGA. Neither Tech or UT looked that good, IMO. I agree that Tech’s QB won’t be able to sustain that kind of beating for a season. And UT has a good running back and a good receiver, but we should handle them at the LOS. The UT-UF game in a couple of weeks may be a pressure cooker for both coaches.

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  2. No Country for Old Dawgs

    Butch: “Anytime you provide us a neutral field site, an unranked out-of- conference foe and a meaningless trophy, we’ll ‘complimentary football’ all over that field. You saw that tonight. Champions of Life, baby!”

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  3. Biggus Rickus

    Eh, it should have been 12-2. A&M should have won and Tennessee should have lost, so let’s call that a wash. Of course, if you’re playing that game, South Carolina probably should have lost, too. The league still feels like Alabama and everyone else at this point, but all of the talk about the ACC’s ascendance looks extremely premature now.

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  4. Macallanlover

    I think Miss State might be under valued, cupcake or not. Vandy was pretty impressive as well, I know it is too early, but coming off of last year, Mason may have something going in Music City. LSU…..damn.

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  5. ranking UF 11th in the SEC is a just wrong. Maybe Michigan ain’t bad , maybe having to play a season opener without your best receiver and your best tailback limits your offense or maybe they are this bad but they are still back to back East winners and if they score two defensive touchdowns against us they’ll win again. I expect that they are still co-favorites for the East.

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  6. The Dawg abides

    LSU looked damn stout on defense. If there’s anything that BYU has ever done, its play pretty good offense. That was the worst beat-down of a bunch of Mormans since Nauvoo, IL.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Those LSU Fighting Tigers are finally being lead by a Crazy Cajun and it might just work for him this time.

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