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SEC Power Rankings 11/10/13




Now that the season is almost over, this list starts to become about jockying for a better bowl, or for some teams, ANY bowl... The SEC still looks very strong at the top, but it really does look like the pundits are correct about the conference as a whole being a little down. As of right now, odds are that the SEC WILL NOT be able to fill all of its bowl slots.

1. Alabama  The Tide just summarily disposed of the team that most people thought had the best chance to knock them off. The Iron Bowl still looms large, but is this squad really invincible???

2. Auburn  Another week, another impressive win. The Tigers have only 2 games left, and NOBODY in the country has a tougher end of the season schedule than these guys. Even if they fall to a rejuvenated UGA team and to a Bama team that most believe is the country's best, it has been a stellar year on the Plains.

2. Missouri   I'm still calling it a tie at the #2 spot. These Tigers also have a brutal schedule to end the year, not quite as tough as Auburn, but very tough nonetheless. If Mizzou wins out in the regular season, they will hold the #2 spot by themselves.

4. South Carolina  Nothing significant happened to change the Gamecocks position in this power poll during their bye week. A tough game against bitter in-state rival Clemson MAY determine a BSC Bowl berth.

5. Texas A&M  The Aggies looked maybe a little sluggish against a weaker MS State team, but we'll give them a pass. Closing the season with wins against LSU and Mizzou could get this squad that 2nd BSC Bowl that now almost seems like the SEC's birthright, even in a "down year" for the conference.

6. Georgia  At the beginning of the year, a healthy UGA squad was viewed by many as potentially the best team in the SEC. Many of the pieces to UGA's puzzle are back and this team still has a chance to make some chicken salad out of a chicken caca type season.

7. Louisiana State  Yes, I know that this loss, the Tiger's 3rd, came on the road at the hands of the Crimson Tide. But they got their heads handed to them. Weren't the Bayou Bengals supposed to at least make this game competitive? Oh well.

8. Mississippi Wait a minute! If Georgia jumped ahead of LSU, why not Ole Miss? Because the Rebels looked shaky against a bad Arkansas team. Yesterday's game was one that they should have put away, but they let the Hawgs hang around a little too long to climb up a spot in this poll.

9. Vanderbilt   This team is having a year for the ages. After the off the field issues they endured during the off season, many folks wrote them off Well, you cannot write off heart. If not for Auburn, I would call this team the biggest pleasant surprise of the year. A better bowl will be the reward this time - hello Atlanta or Jacksonville!

10. Tennessee  And we come to the point on this list where ranking the teams gets hard. We are now talking about teams that probably will not get a bowl game. The Vols are at number 10 despite the early season loss to the Gators because they at least have one signature win. It is a lucky thing for Tennessee that they have a bye next week since their game against Vandy the following Saturday will be for bowl eligibility...

11. Mississippi State  The Bulldogs showed a lot of heart yesterday and gave aTm a much better game than most people expected. They will have to go undefeated after their likely beatdown from Bama to make the post-season this year. MSU will probably be favored to beat Arkansas which would set the Egg Bowl up to be even more important than most years, is that even possible??

12. Florida  Bowl eligibility is still mathematically possible for the Gators, but it is very unlikely. Florida is looking at their 1st losing season since 1979 - ouch. It would take a huge upset over SC or bitter in-state rival FSU to get the Gators into a bowl game for the possibility to have a winning season. I just don't see it happening. Muschamp may be back next year, but his seat will be scorching.

13. Arkansas  The Razorbacks made a very valiant effort to pick up their first conference win against Ole Miss, but fell short. That makes their match up with MSU critical, or as "critical" as a late season game for a team with a really bad record can be. Nobody wants to get shut out, especially in conference play, and at this point, avoiding the SEC games goose egg is all the Hawgs have left to play for.

14. Kentucky  And fortunately, basketball season has begun... The ONLY chance that the Wildcats have to pick up a conference win looks to be if they get a Tennessee team that is dejected about a bowl hopes crushing loss against Vandy, but even then, I can't see it...



99 Comments

In b4 UK fans whine about "should be ranked above Ark"...
Man giving Vandy a lot of credit for beating broken teams. They beat a putrid Florida that didnt care and a reeling UGA that could barely field a team and they #9? They are a 5-7 team that got lucky not better.

View Postsmokeyone, on 10 November 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

Man giving Vandy a lot of credit for beating broken teams. They beat a putrid Florida that didnt care and a reeling UGA that could barely field a team and they #9? They are a 5-7 team that got lucky not better.

they are the lowest ranked team with a winning record - what else do you want from me?

beat them, and y'all swap spots (even if they have a better record) AND you get a bowl game as a bonus!

View Postdcbl, on 10 November 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:


they are the lowest ranked team with a winning record - what else do you want from me?

beat them, and y'all swap spots (even if they have a better record) AND you get a bowl game as a bonus!

I don't have issue with where you have Vandy ranked, just the statement used next to its ranking. It doesn't even hint at the fact that they beat teams when they were on their last leg.
Hell yes, you getting this shit right now:)

smokeyone, on 10 November 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

Man giving Vandy a lot of credit for beating broken teams. They beat a putrid Florida that didnt care and a reeling UGA that could barely field a team and they #9? They are a 5-7 team that got lucky not better.
I guess after we whip your A$$ you'll eat those words...UT sucks!!
All of the east teams in the top 6 are too high.  Mizzou may be better than Ole Miss, but Jawja and South Carolina are not.

Bama
Auburn
LSU
aTm
Mizzou
Ole Miss
Blah
Suck
Blah
Suck
Blah
Our game wasn't THAT close. We went up by 17 in the 3rd and werent in real danger of losing

View PostGoldenRebel, on 10 November 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

Our game wasn't THAT close. We went up by 17 in the 3rd and werent in real danger of losing

OM handled Arkansas, but y'all did make Bielema's ground game look good.

View PostThe Dude, on 10 November 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

I don't have issue with where you have Vandy ranked, just the statement used next to its ranking. It doesn't even hint at the fact that they beat teams when they were on their last leg.

Georgia was not IMHO on it's last legs. Florida is playing with a backup Qb just like VU, except Murphy has more game experience. At this point most have injuries or missing pieces. Chase Garnahm (spelling?), their best LB, has not played from the first game til yesterday. VU second leading receiver, Krause, didn't play.

Vanderbilt just did to Florida what everybody had been doing to them for years, taking advantage of mistakes.
I can deal with a tie at 2 for now. Wanna beat Georgia pretty bad.
I'd put Ole Miss over LSU but everything else looks good.

View PostSECorBust, on 10 November 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

All of the east teams in the top 6 are too high.  Mizzou may be better than Ole Miss, but Jawja and South Carolina are not.

Bama
Auburn
LSU
aTm
Mizzou
Ole Miss
Blah
Suck
Blah
Suck
Blah

Lol wut? SC is better than everyone in the West except Bama.

View Posthog_heaven, on 10 November 2013 - 09:50 AM, said:

In b4 UK fans whine about "should be ranked above Ark"...

We should.
Methinks dcbl hast drank too much.

It literally makes no sense to me to have UGA leap-frog those gotdamned Cajuns for beating a team with very little heart-beat (App State), where as LSUx played the defending NC's (yes, gotdamn it dcbl, you've made me defend LSU, damn you!), and keep us where we are, all the while, you move State ahead, because they "lost pretty".

UGA logic, I guess.

View Postcocky4ever, on 10 November 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Lol wut? SC is better than everyone in the West except Bama.
I'd definitely challenge that. Auburn and Carolina are even if anything. We just beat Tenn in Knoxville (The team and place you lost) by 32 points.

View Postcocky4ever, on 10 November 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Lol wut? SC is better than everyone in the West except Bama.


You lost to Tenn. Yet both of their west opponents this year beat them by a combined score of 100-33. Also since 2005 (Spurrier arrived) your record against west teams does not point to you being correct.

Excluding A&M because they are new to the conference. USC has winning records against two SEC west foes. (Ole Miss and MSU)
Alabama  1-3
Ark. 3-5
Auburn 0-5
LSU 0-3

View PostSECats, on 10 November 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:



We should.

And here we go...
We're much better than South Carolina. They're in front of Florida somewhere.

View Posthog_heaven, on 10 November 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

And here we go...
Again....
I'd put UK over Arkansas imo. Otherwise solid list.
we should be ranked 14
And enter Krieg... being a douche as always. :trollface:

View PostWDavE, on 10 November 2013 - 12:47 PM, said:

You lost to Tenn. Yet both of their west opponents this year beat them by a combined score of 100-33. Also since 2005 (Spurrier arrived) your record against west teams does not point to you being correct.

Excluding A&M because they are new to the conference. USC has winning records against two SEC west foes. (Ole Miss and MSU)
Alabama  1-3
Ark. 3-5
Auburn 0-5
LSU 0-3

ok...so quoting information from 8 years ago really shows how good/bad our team is this year?  That's sound logic.  Idiot

JD
The first part of my response was about this year. It must have hit a nerve....or.... You didn't like the what the stats showed.

Thanks for the name calling though. My degree is from your higher education center.