Ranking the SEC after Week 9


With so many byes in the SEC, it’s kinda hard making changes to the Blogle rankings. Did you just sing that as Gin and Juice by Snoop Doggy Dogg? You should have. And yes, I called him Snoop Doggy Dogg because that’s what he went by back when that song was released. Get off me. I’m not old. But yeah, not many changes this week. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.

poll4

1. LSU (7-0)

The top two spots could look very different next week, and it probably won’t just be a simple switching of #1 and #2 if Alabama wins. LSU just doesn’t appear elite. They beat Auburn badly and they barely beat Florida. Both at home. 7-0 sounds big and all, but they may have lucked up on a down SEC this year.

(Last Week: #1, Bye)

2. Alabama (7-1)

I almost moved Alabama down this week. Why? They didn’t do anything bad in the off week, but it just got me thinking about their loss to Ole Miss and their near loss to Tennessee. But we’ll keep them here for now.

(Last week: #2, Bye)

3. Florida (7-1)

Believe it or not, Florida could be the best team in the SEC. It all depends on the game between the two games above them. If Alabama barely beats LSU (at home), I may move Florida up.

(Last week: #3, beat Georgia 27-3)

4. Ole Miss (7-2)

The Rebels are not a complete team. Their offense isn’t that great. They have no run game. Their secondary isn’t that great. Their pass rush is average. They barely beat Alabama. They barely beat Auburn. They were blown out by Florida. They’re one of those teams that has a few feathers in their hat, but are they really pretty feathers?

(Last Week: #4, beat Auburn 27-19)

5. Texas A&M (6-2)

The Aggies did beat Mississippi State handily and they do have similar records, so I can’t drop them below the Bulldogs just yet, but this isn’t that great offensive juggernaut that we think Texas A&M has to be. The home field advantage should be all the advantage they truly have this weekend.

(Last week: #5, beat South Carolina 35-28)

6. Mississippi State (6-2)

Mississippi State took the week off. Apparently they had already played every South Alabama, UAB, and Southern Miss available this season. This week, they get Missouri. Same thing.

(Last week: #6, Bye)

7. Auburn (4-4)

No, I won’t drop Auburn for losing by 8 points to the #4 team in this ranking.

(Last Week #7, lost to Ole Miss 27-19)

8. Arkansas (4-4)

Wait, didn’t Arkansas just beat Auburn last week, and don’t they have the same record now? Yes, but that win was in 4OT, so it’s not a defining win. Anybody could’ve won. They made one more play. It doesn’t make them better. Arkansas has some bad losses, man.

(Last week: #9, beat UT-Martin 63-28)

9. Tennessee (4-4)

One week Tennessee looks bad. The next week they look legit. Their last two weekends consisted of a barely-loss at Alabama and a blowout of Kentucky. That puts them about average, I guess.

(Last week: #10, beat Kentucky 52-21)

10. Georgia (5-3)

Georgia started the season 4-0 and has since gone 1-3. They are probably the worst 3-loss team with a minimum of 8 games in the country. Maybe ever?

(Last Week: #8, lost to Florida 27-3)

11. Kentucky (4-4)

It’s basketball season in Lexington!

(Last week: #11, lost to Tennessee 52-21)

12. South Carolina (3-5)

The Gamecocks hung mightily with Texas A&M last week. Does that mean they’ve figured things out? No, it means the Aggies were at the beginning of a tailspin that may be saved by a new quarterback.

(Last week: #12, lost to Texas A&M 35-28)

13. Vanderbilt (3-5)

The Commodores were shutout and blown out by undefeated Houston. Can’t say I’m surprised.

(Last week: #13, lost to Houston 34-0)

14. Missouri (4-4)

The Tigers may be spending their last week in this spot. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still bad, but they’re letting Maty Mauk play against Mississippi State. Sorry, Vandy.

(Last week: #14, Bye)