SEC Power Poll, Week Two

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Nick Saban says you can’t leave this post until you finish reading it.

  1. Alabama.  Does it seem like every year Alabama football is just a little less joyous?
  2. Georgia.  Pounding an FCS cupcake was no big deal, but watching studs from this year’s signing class emerge all over the field seems like it might very well be.
  3. LSU.  Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards and 4 touchdowns?  Sam Ehlinger threw for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns?  LSU football, I don’t even know you anymore.
  4. Auburn.  Defense looks stout, but I’m not so sure about Gus and Nix on the other side of the ball.  Or that running game.
  5. Florida.  The Gators play not one, but two, FCS opponents this season.
  6. Texas A&M.  Against Clemson, the Aggies were better than I thought they’d be on defense.  Unfortunately for them, they lived up to what I expected on offense.
  7. Mississippi State.  Solid win against Southern Miss, for all that’s worth.  Stevens getting hurt didn’t matter Saturday, but…
  8. Missouri.  Mizzou got its shit together for West Virginia and looked impressive.
  9. Kentucky.  Beat a cupcake, but that Terry Wilson injury ain’t good.
  10. South Carolina.  Jake Bentley who?
  11. Ole Miss.  At least they’ve got one conference win in the books.
  12. Vanderbilt.  Derek Mason is supposed to be a defensive guru, but his team is last in the conference in defensive scoring.
  13. Arkansas.  The Hogs lost to a bad Ole Miss team, but still manage to stay out of the Power Poll cellar.
  14. Tennessee.  It’s not just that the Vols are on a four-game losing streak.  It’s that somehow they’ve managed to make each successive loss a bigger disaster than the preceding one.

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11 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week Two

  1. At least 10rc lost this week to a school with a natty as opposed to a school that has played football for fewer than 10 years #glasshalffull 🙂

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  2. TN Dawg

    If you took 1, 2 & 3 and mixed them up anyway you wanted to, I’d still agree with you.

    LSU v Bama is not going to be a 9-6 game this year, that’s for certain.

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  3. DawgByte

    My Top 5 SEC Power Poll looks like this:

    LSU – They have the only quality win of the season against a legitimate Top 10 team and looked good doing it. Joe Burrow is way underrated.
    Bama
    Georgia
    Auburn
    Tie: Texas A&M / Florida

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  4. PDawg30577

    Kellen Mond did not look like “all that” to me. I know it was Clemson, but he was overthrowing the hell out of everybody and never did seem to settle down in that game. I know they (and we) will be a different team by the time we see them, but if we’d have played them Saturday, I believe we’d have beaten them as bad as Clemson did.

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    • 92 grad

      Yeah, tamu would have started with a 7 point lead if Mond was hitting his throws. That first script was moving the ball.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    Impressed with LSU. Only two underclassmen were lost to the NFL draft this year (Devin White and Greedy Williams), which is unusual for them.

    They still have those holes to fill on defense, but the offensive philosophy follows last season’s Clemson second half formula of maintaining the momentum of the passing game. What we saw in Austin should help them in Tuscaloosa.

    Right now, they don’t have the defensive prowess to pull off that upset, but they now have an offense capable of preparing them in practice. It should make for a much more interesting game.

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  6. Bulldog Joe

    Awful news on Kentucky’s Terry Wilson. They will be relying on Troy transfer Sawyer Smith to beat the Gators (with no Benny Snell or Josh Allen). Not good.

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  7. more spinners

    After 1st quarter the Aggies caved against Clemson.
    Clemson is good, and so are the Aggies.
    LSU QB Burrow could knock a gnat off a reciever’s hand from 50 yards out.
    LSU is good. And was better to see that arrogant bunch in Texas get beat!
    Lot of football to watch and to play.
    But I’d like to see the Dawgs go to Clemson and play.
    I think the Dawgs would walk out a winner.

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