It is tempting to boil the conference down to Alabama and the thirteen dwarfs, but that’s not accurate. What is accurate, though, is that there aren’t any teams outside of the Tide capable of playing consistent, quality football week after week, which is how you get the messiest case of transitive football we’ve seen in a while.
Right now, if you want to throw darts at a board to set an order from two on down to, oh, say, seven and then another round of darts to organize the bottom rung, I wouldn’t argue with you. At some point, though, you have to think some semblance of a consensus will have to show, don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t hate me for what I’m about to post.
- Alabama. Okay, fine.
- Georgia. On talent alone, deserving of the two spot. On game prep, you could rank the Dawgs in the bottom four and you wouldn’t hear a peep of protest from me.
- LSU. Yeah, they lost to the Gators, but…
- Florida. Yeah, they lost to Kentucky, but…
- Texas A&M. 3-1 in conference play, despite being minus-6 in points differential.
- Mississippi State. The season’s first recipient of a bye week dip.
- Kentucky. Georgia’s loss is just as big for the ‘Cats as it is for the Gators.
- Auburn. The Gus Bus needs a tow truck.
- South Carolina. In case you missed it, this is a pretty mediocre team.
- Missouri. The Tigers are even more mediocre than South Carolina.
- Tennessee. Ordinarily, you wouldn’t call a win over an Auburn squad that’s been falling apart for weeks a signature win, but when you get off the schneid from a losing streak that’s over a season long, hey, why not?
- Ole Miss. Nobody’s gonna call a comeback win over Arkansas a signature win, though.
- Vanderbilt. The ‘Dores go to Arkansas on 10/27 to play for all the marbles.
- Arkansas. This week, in bad teams finding a way to lose…