SEC Power Poll, Week Eight

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Remember that whole “It is tempting to boil the conference down to Alabama and the thirteen dwarfs” I led off the Week Seven Power Poll post with?

It’s getting more tempting.

  1. Alabama.  It’s amazing that we’ve gotten to the point where what seems like a relatively ordinary goal, to prevent a team from scoring a touchdown on its opening drive, has become almost insanely daunting.
  2. Georgia.  We’ll find out in less than a week if this ranking is a sensible reaffirmation, or somewhat delusional.
  3. LSU.  239 total yards of offense, and they won by sixteen.  Think that’ll work against ‘Bama?
  4. Florida.  What I just wrote about Georgia applies equally to the Gators.
  5. Texas A&M.  Didn’t play, so they’re still underwater, points-wise, in conference play, but honestly, considering what’s below, I can’t rank the Aggies any lower than this.
  6. Kentucky.  I know Benny Snell is good enough to put this team on his back en route to a win over Vanderbilt, but against Georgia, a starting quarterback going 3-9 for 18 yards ain’t gonna cut it.
  7. Auburn.  Now the Gus Bus be rollin’, bitchez.  Pay no attention to that killer defense giving up almost 450 yards to Ole Miss.
  8. Mississippi State.  I think it’s fair to say Nick Fitzgerald isn’t the quarterback Joe Moorhead signed up for.  That’s a shame, because that defense is pretty solid.
  9. South Carolina.  Boom is having doubts about the offense.  That likely won’t end well.
  10. Missouri.  My, that was a tasty cupcake.
  11. Ole Miss.  Damn, that defense sucks.
  12. Tennessee.  They’ll always have Auburn.  And November.
  13. Vanderbilt.  The anchor is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  14. Arkansas.  Tulsa changes nothing, unfortunately for the Hogs.

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20 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week Eight

  1. Bigshot

    I’ll go ahead and tell you UGA’s ranking is delusional.

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    • Huntindawg

      I do wonder, Senator, why you have us ranked ahead of LSU?

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Probably because S&P+ and FPI both have Georgia rated ahead of LSU. And if you’re going to rate LSU above Georgia, what’s the rationale to have Florida behind LSU? If Georgia loses to Florida, I’m guessing he won’t have them ranked second in his meaningless power poll anymore.

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  2. Uglydawg

    You may have Tennessee ranked way to low.
    Consicer this “fact” I read on “Volnation”.
    “It took Alabama more time to score on it’s first drive against the Vols than it has against any other team”.
    This is what they’re clinging to.
    Actually, I think Vandy beats them again this year.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Maybe. On the other hand, Vandy has already figured out a way to lose three games they could have won and been blown out by a so-so South Carolina team.

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  3. AusDawg85

    Someone please explain how Texas’ loss to Maryland is better than us losing to LSU thus earning them a higher ranking than us in the AP? Is dawgrading truly institutionalized? I know it doesn’t matter unless you live among the Longhorn faithful…then it’s insufferable.

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    • TXBaller

      USC, Oklahoma & TCU on the resume dont hurt.

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      • Russ

        This. Plus, they lost early, we have the more recent loss.

        But as others said, the rankings really mean nothing. We’ll have to win out to make the playoffs, simple as that.

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    • It doesn’t matter, and it will really not matter if we don’t win this week. The whole “world is against us” deal is so lame.

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      • My first fall as an Austin resident, and near as i can tell, nobody gives a shit about the Horns. You wouldn’t know this was a college campus unless you drove off the road into the bell tower.

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        • Russ

          Yeah, they are a lot more laid back about it, but they do have some good crowds at the games. If you want a cult, drive over to College Station and watch the Aggies. They think they invented anything to do with football spirit.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Rankings take care of themselves if you win. If Georgia and Texas both end up 10-2, does it really matter if Texas is 12th and Georgia’s 13th?

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  4. Bill Glennon

    Prediction: By the end of 2019, the SEC East will have 3 fired coaches: Mushcamp, Odum and Mason.

    The natural pecking order of the SEC will have been reasserted.

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  5. Nashville West

    Senator, after this last Saturday you may need to give mizzou more credit for beating perdue.

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  6. Chunky A

    In regards to the QB line from Kentucky this week….didnt the Fla qb have a similar line a few years back vs UGA? They rushed for like 1500 yards in the game, qb only needed to complete a handful of passes?

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