SEC Power Poll, final edition

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Yeah, I get it.  I’m just not sure how much weight I put on it, though, other than recognizing that Alabama is head and shoulders above every team in college football this season.  One thing I am comfortable saying is that the conference didn’t embarrass itself in the postseason by mailing in a bunch of disappointing efforts.

Did I mention how effing good ‘Bama is?  Oh, yeah, I guess I did.

  1. Alabama.  So which team is better, 2020 Alabama or 2019 LSU?
  2. Georgia.  I’m not being a homer.  Really.  The JT Daniels version of Georgia deserves to be ranked second.  Shoot me for saying that, if you want.
  3. Texas A&M.  Give Jimbo credit for being handed an easier schedule this season and not screwing it up.
  4. Florida.  The best four-loss team in the country, bitchez.
  5. Auburn.  Even on a three-game losing streak to finish the season, Florida’s season was still miles better than Auburn’s.
  6. LSU.  I suspect if LSU had played in a bowl game, it would have surpassed Auburn in this Power Poll.
  7. Ole Miss.  They managed to finish at .500.  It may not have been pretty, but it was entertaining.
  8. Kentucky.  The ‘Cats sort of wheezed their way to a bowl win, but a win’s a win, after all.
  9. Missouri.  The way the Tigers faded down the stretch, it’s probably a good thing they didn’t play in a bowl game.
  10. Mississippi State.  Sure, they ended 4-7, but they beat LSU and finished on a winning note, which is more than you can say for Florida.
  11. Arkansas.  Shame they didn’t get a crack at a bowl game, but the program’s got a lot more momentum than it did at the end of the 2019 season.
  12. Tennessee.  Momentum?  What’s that?
  13. South Carolina.  I don’t think we’ll be hearing any cannon shots coming from the direction of Columbia for a while.
  14. Vanderbilt.  The mother of all rebuilding jobs.

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23 responses to “SEC Power Poll, final edition

  1. Down Island Way

    That is an entertaining thought concerning 2019 vs 2020 offensive football, i might even watch the whole contest less commercials and listening to the local voices….

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  2. dawg100

    “So which team is better, 2020 Alabama or 2019 LSU?”

    Equal. Both teams with historic offenses and oddly porous defenses.

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  3. valdawgsta

    The SEC’s bowl season was actually a little better than Liucci’s post says. There were 3 NY6 bowl wins. (Bama, Georgia, and Texas A&M)

    Maybe he was counting Bama separate but the playoffs are part of the NY6. Either way it’s a good bowl season and the two conference losses were by Florida and Auburn. I’ll take it!

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  4. Bulldawg Bill

    (Figurative)’Bang!’

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  5. ASEF

    I’d take this year’s Bama over last year’s LSU. Better offensive line, better running back, better defensive line. But it would sure be fun to watch.

    Georgia ends the season clearly as the second best team in the SEC. I’d put them as a coin flip with ND, OSU and Clemson.

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  6. TN Dawg

    I love the Dawgs, but basically our resume was a win over Auburn and a last second win over Cincinnati.

    I’d place TAMU second and full strength Florida gets third by means of beating us head-to-head and giving Alabama it’s closest game.

    That drops us to four.

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  7. fisheriesdawg

    So long as we’ve got a time machine, I want a four-year playoff between 2020 Bama, 2019 LSU, 2001 Miami, and 1995 Nebraska.

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    • fisheriesdawg

      Four-team, not year. D’oh.

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    • TN Dawg

      If we expanded to 8, I could definitely see a Miami team and a USC team in that mix.

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    • godawgs1701

      I think that 2001 Miami wins that playoff if they get to introduce some 2020-era offensive tactics to what they were already doing. If everyone’s running their own season’s playbook, I think I’m putting my money on 2019 LSU. Nobody can remember what happened further back than 15 minutes, but I don’t think this Alabama offense was better than LSU’s. It was absolutely filthy and disgusting good, but LSU was better. People forget.

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    • originaluglydawg

      2020 Bama or 2019 LSU would crush those other two.
      (I think).

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    • 1995 Nebraska was built kinda of old school. They would be fighting in molasses…team speed kills.

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  8. uga97

    “claim the SEC” by using bamas name. it’s not a good look. they are their own league.

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  9. whybotherdude

    Speaking of Vanderbilt’s needed rebuilding, how long would it take Saban to rebuild them? He could hire coaches and recruit at a high level but without a sale out of the administration could it be done? I think he should leave Bama for a new “challenge.”

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  10. godawgs1701

    I think what Vanderbilt’s got is just a plain old “building” job.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Must be the water in Tennessee.
      They seem to be falling apart. I think they have a dozen of so kids in the portal?

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  11. originaluglydawg

    UT that is.

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  12. Russ

    Screw the other conferences. We had two teams with losing records beat the B10 runner up and an ACC upper tier program. A 10 game SEC-only schedule was a grind.

    Your ratings seem about right. I might flip us with A&M but I like our chances if we lined up today.

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  13. bigjohnson1992

    Spot on.

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