With every passing week, I feel more and more comfortable saying that we’re seeing the East beginning to regain ground against the West.
Except for, you know, that whole Alabama thing.
- Alabama. I don’t know about you, but I am shocked and appalled that the Tide didn’t cover a seven-touchdown spread. Will Saban blame the media?
- Georgia. Don’t look now, but the best team in the country that isn’t playing its best beat a division rival by 26.
- LSU. With three out of the next four games against ranked teams, we’ll know a lot more about these Tigers by the end of October.
- Auburn. It’s becoming apparent that Auburn doesn’t sport a very good offense. So far, though, that hasn’t caught up to Gus’ bunch.
- Kentucky. Handling South Carolina would normally be a pretty big deal, but it’s not like the ‘Cats haven’t been doing that of late.
- Florida. If anybody should know that Nick Fitzgerald can’t beat you with his arm, it’s Dan Mullen.
- Texas A&M. I dunno, maybe dinging the Aggies a couple of spots is an overreaction on my part, but struggling with Arkansas isn’t a good look.
- Missouri. The first recipient this season of a bye week bounce.
- Mississippi State. When’s the last time an SEC West team lost both its cross-divisional games in back-to-back weeks?
- South Carolina. So much for that “Carolina is ready to challenge Georgia in the East” narrative.
- Ole Miss. There’s bad defense and then there’s defense that lets Joe Burrow ring up a 209.71 passer rating.
- Vanderbilt. At 3-2 and with Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee left on the schedule, the ‘Dores have a real shot at bowl eligibility.
- Tennessee. Jeremy Pruitt earned the first of what could be several moral victories this season.
- Arkansas. The Hogs are the living embodiment of the principle that bad teams find a way to lose.