SEC Power Poll, Week 4

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Given the number of teams that didn’t play, you don’t want to draw too many conclusions, but the whole “the SEC doesn’t play defense anymore” narrative took something of a hit this past weekend.

  1. Alabama.  The cheese indeed stands alone.
  2. Georgia.  About last week’s “We’re about to get an early look at how far a great defense can take a team in this day and age”?  Eh, not far.
  3. Texas A&M.  Don’t look now, but the Aggies have a legit chance to run the table.
  4. Florida.  Dan Mullen getting COVID after asking for a full stadium tells me the football gods ain’t fooling around in 2020.
  5. Kentucky.  When this team doesn’t lose the turnover battle, it’s pretty solid.
  6. South Carolina.  This is when I start to realize how mediocre the middle of the conference is.
  7. Arkansas.  “Sam Pittman is my early candidate for SEC Coach of the Year” is turning into an evergreen opinion.
  8. Auburn.  The Tigers lost their composure playing… South Carolina?  You hate to see it.
  9. Missouri.  First bye week bounce of 2020.
  10. Tennessee.  If it weren’t for Mississippi State, the Vols would be the conference leader in suffering the biggest drop in mojo in the shortest time.
  11. Ole Miss.  Junior’s body language after watching Corral throw those last two picks was epic.
  12. LSU.  The other bye week bounce beneficiary this week.
  13. Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs are next to last in the SEC in offensive scoring.
  14. Vanderbilt.  No bye week bounce for the ‘Dores.

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6 responses to “SEC Power Poll, Week 4

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    In hindsight, we got real encouraged quickly from Stetson’s first three games, and got real high hopes. When we lost Jamie Newman we not only lost his size, speed, and arm strength, but lost his seven or eight months of preparing for the job. Stetson’s probably very dedicated, but his preparation wasn’t the same. A top QB seems to be a necessary element of a genuine title contender these days.
    Draw your own conclusions about the rest of this year.

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    • Scotty King

      Agree 100%, Hogbody. Elite teams have elite quarterbacks. We don’t have that as of now. We had several (I think Saturday would have been different if we had Ohio State’s QB) , and we should have one next year. For now, the opposing DL coach just has to have his players raise their hands on pass plays.

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    • Russ

      For whatever reason, I think Stetson is the best we have right now. That lack of prep affects all of them. At least with Stetson being around previous years, he has a little more of a head start. Great time for a bye week to start to figure some of these things out.

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  2. J.R. Clark

    SBIV looked like one of Vince Dooley’s quarterbacks out there on Saturday, and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

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  3. Russ

    Oh, and Arkansas is solidly middle of the pack, which is a testament to the Pitt Boss. They should be 3-1 without SEC officiating.

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  4. originaluglydawg

    Kentuck’s gonna be a problem.

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