SEC Power Poll, final edition

Welp, another season is in the books.  Top of the conference was more than solid, but the bottom was putrid.  My gut feeling is that the spread between the two was worse than usual, but that hasn’t stopped ADs from shelling out the big bucks… in fact, it’s probably encouraged it.

Anyway, here’s how the SEC shaped up from my perspective.

  1. LSU.  It’s refreshing to type something other than Alabama here.  The Tigers definitely earned the top spot.  Do they have an encore in them for next season?
  2. Georgia.  You know, for a team with such a shitty offense, the Dawgs sure managed to knock off a lot of ranked teams this season.
  3. Alabama.  I’ll believe the dynasty is dead for good when it really is, and that ain’t yet.
  4. Florida.  Second best in the East and five bucks will get you something nice at Starbucks.
  5. Auburn.  Biggest question about this team is whether the narrative will be “Auburn will be great in 2020” or nah.
  6. Texas A&M.  With the bowl win, the Aggies managed to beat one ranked team all season, so you’ll have to pardon me if I don’t swallow all the “TAMU will be a 2020 dark horse team” blather coming out now.
  7. Kentucky.  If you want to argue that Mike Mark Stoops deserved serious consideration for SEC Coach of the Year honors, I won’t push back.
  8. Tennessee.  Never underestimate the allure of November for the Vols.
  9. Mississippi State.  Joe Moorhead, we hardly knew ye.
  10. Missouri.  What a grim year for the Tigers.
  11. Ole Miss.  What does it say about an SEC program that it’s truly excited over the second coming of Junior?
  12. South Carolina.  Boom comes off his most disappointing season at Columbia and proceeds to resurrect Mark Richt’s offensive staff as a cure.  Bold strategy, Cotton.
  13. Vanderbilt.  Whatever you want to say about Muschamp’s staffing decisions, they still beat bringing Ted Roof back as an SEC defensive coordinator.
  14. Arkansas.  Remember the line in Moneyball about “Then there’s fifty feet of crap. And then there’s us.”?  Welcome back to Fayetteville, Sam Pittman.


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14 responses to “SEC Power Poll, final edition

  1. James Stephenson

    I am with you on Stoops, a WR playing QB and got them to a bowl game, I am surprised his name does not come up more for bigger spots.


  2. Charlottedawg

    So, where does LSU rank in terms of greatest college football teams of all time? They dominated every quality opponent they played.


    • Russ

      I believe they beat 7 top 10 teams? That’s insane. They certainly earned it.


    • Derek

      Certainly LSU 2019 is the most accomplished team. Not sure I’m ready to knock off the 1995 Nebraska team yet tho. There is a difference between beating people soundly and seal clubbing them. Florida got seal clubbed.

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  3. If Muschamp survives another year then Bobo being there could give us some stiff recruiting competition especially in Georgia.


    • Sanford222view

      I wonder with the health issues Bobo has endured recently if he is still the recruiting machine he once was.


    • 79Dawg

      Agreed – conventional wisdom seems to be Boom is on the ropes and Bobo & Co. will be a bust, but think they definitely have a chance (to continue, errr) to be a thorn in our side…
      PS, real poll is out we finished #4.


  4. Go Dawgs!

    I think Alabama would beat Georgia on a neutral field in 2019, even without Tua. That said, Georgia certainly was a better team than LSU made them look in Atlanta. They just never seemed to figure out the passing attack, which I put more on the receivers room than I do on the quarterbacks room. 2019 will forever be grouped for me among the greatest inexplicable wasted teams of Georgia football.


    • Derek

      Maybe. Alabama’s issue is that they beat nobody. When your biggest win is over Michigan what can people say about your team?

      We’re ranked higher because we beat Auburn, Florida, Baylor and Notre Dame.

      Now its time to go win our third in a row in Tuscaloosa!!


    • Whiskey Dawg

      I think it would have depended upon when in 2019 Bama played Georgia on a neutral field. If it had been in Jacksonville this year I think the Dawgs win.


  5. duronimo

    You are correct sir even down to the attending comments. Alabama is not riding off into the sunset. The 3 top teams are LSU, UGA and Bama. The second tier is Gators, Auburn, A&M. That leaves the hind milk-gland teams. (how to avoid the word, “tit” in a public forum )