Ranking the SEC after Week 11


Anybody can beat anybody this year. Seriously. It doesn’t matter who it is. There’s much flip-flopping in this week’s ranking, and I have no clue, but YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.

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1. Alabama (9-1)

Someone has to be the “best team” I guess.

(Last week: #1, beat Mississippi State 31-6)

2. Florida (9-1)

Someone has to be the “second best team” I guess.

(Last week: #4, beat South Carolina 24-14)

3. Ole Miss (7-3)

Someone has to be the “third best team” I guess.

(Last Week: #5, Bye)

4. LSU (7-2)

I’ve told you for weeks that LSU wasn’t elite. They fed off a favorable schedule. They had a great running back. That’s all they had. And yes, I can say that even though they beat Auburn by 24 in Death Valley.

(Last Week: #2, lost to Arkansas 31-14)

5. Mississippi State (7-3)

The Bulldogs have begun their late season descent. They won’t win another game.

(Last week: #3, lost to Alabama 31-6)

6. Arkansas (6-4)

The Razorbacks do this every year, don’t they? They won’t lose another game.

(Last week: #7, beat LSU 31-14)

7. Georgia (7-3)

The Bulldogs aren’t good. But how in the world are they 7-3. Oh, because half their season included Nick Chubb, and all of their season included the SEC East.

(Last Week: #9, beat Auburn 20-13)

8. Auburn (5-5)

All that was good has gone away. All that was bad has become good. At some point, both need to be good at the same time.

(Last Week #6, lost to Georgia 20-13)

9. Texas A&M (7-3)

The Aggies got back on track against a terrible opponent. This week they have Vanderbilt. Is there reason to worry. I think so.

(Last week: #8, beat Western Carolina 41-17)

10. Tennessee (6-4)

24-0 over North Texas won’t move you up in this ranking. What was that, Vols?

(Last week: #10, beat North Texas 24-0)

11. South Carolina (3-7)

The Gamecocks are actually slightly admirable given the circumstances this season. But three wins, tho.

(Last week: #11, lost to Florida 24-14)

12. Vanderbilt (4-6)

I trashed Vandy for the first half of the season. Now they’ve won a few, including Kentucky and almost Florida.

(Last week: #13, beat Kentucky 21-17)

13. Kentucky (4-6)

It’s basketball season in Lexington!

(Last week: #12, lost to Vanderbilt 21-17)

14. Missouri (5-5)

Beating BYU won’t change the awfulness of this season, but props to Gary Pinkel.

(Last week: #14, beat BYU 20-16)