Ranking the SEC after Week 12
Due to some teams continuing to fall from “elite” status, there were some changes at the top this week. Due to some embarrasing losses, there were some changes at the bottom this week. Everywhere else is about the same, but YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.
1. Alabama (10-1)
Alabama is the best team in the SEC based off of their record so far. The rest of the SEC appears to be able to beat anybody on any day.
(Last week: #1, beat Charleston Southern 56-6)
2. Ole Miss (8-3)
The fact that a 3-loss team is at #2 when there is another 1-loss team in the ranking says so much about the state of the SEC. I do not think Ole Miss looks like a “2nd best team in a conference,” but nobody else wants to look that way either.
(Last Week: #3, beat LSU 38-17)
3. LSU (7-3)
As I said the last month, LSU is not elite. They are good. But they are not elite. Like Ole Miss, they don’t look like their ranking, but tell me who else should be here.
(Last Week: #4, lost to Ole Miss 38-17)
4. Florida (10-1)
Yes, I dropped 1-loss Florida two spots after a win… an OT win over 2-win Florida Atlantic. This could be the worst SEC East champion ever.
(Last week: #2, beat FAU 20-14)
5. Mississippi State (8-3)
The Maroons lost to LSU by a missed field goal, now they’re beating Arkansas with a blocked field goal. So I guess they’re about even?
(Last week: #5, beat Arkansas 51-50)
6. Arkansas (6-5)
Arkansas is the best 5-loss team in the nation. I hate saying that, but they are. Well at least Brandon Allen is the best 5-loss quarterback right now. I mean, they are 6-5 and I have them in the top half. SEC, everybody.
(Last week: #6, lost to Mississippi State 51-50)
7. Georgia (8-3)
I know the Bulldogs just beat Auburn, but that was stupid, so I almost dropped them below the Tigers. Also stupid, Georgia nearly losing to Georgia Southern. But I restrain.
(Last Week: #7, beat Georgia Southern 23-17)
8. Auburn (6-5)
Beating Idaho convincingly was expected, and yeah, all that stuff I just said about Georgia. I restrain.
(Last Week #8, beat Idaho 56-34)
9. Texas A&M (8-3)
Here’s a team with a not bad record that may make a move if they can knock off not-elite LSU this weekend.
(Last week: #9, beat Vanderbilt 25-0)
10. Tennessee (7-4)
The Vols are going to end up with 8 wins this season. They have some close losses to good teams and close wins over bad teams. The latter is what keeps them down here.
(Last week: #10, beat Missouri 19-8)
11. Vanderbilt (4-7)
Vanderbilt’s offense is really bad. Somehow they beat Kentucky, which is the only reason I have them above the Wildcats. I mean, down here, I guess that’s all we can really go on.
(Last week: #12, lost to Texas A&M 25-0)
12. Kentucky (5-6)
It’s basketball season in Lexington! But really, how bad is Charlotte?
(Last week: #13, beat Charlotte 58-10)
13. Missouri (5-6)
The Tigers are thankful for South Carolina during this Thanksgiving season.
(Last week: #14, lost to Tennessee 18-9)
14. South Carolina (3-8)
The Gamecocks had looked a little better in some close losses to decent teams, but losing to The Citadel will put you here for the rest of the season. Now watch them beat Clemson.
(Last week: #11, lost to The Citadel 23-22)