Ranking the SEC after Week 11
We’ve seen about 10 games per team this season, so I’m not sure how much movement is going to happen from here on out. That said, there are a few as we roll down the rankings… oh, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.
1. Alabama (10-0)
The only undefeated team in the Power 5 conferences deserve to be #1 in their conference, I guess.
(Last week: #1, beat Mississippi State 51-3)
2. Auburn (7-3)
WHAT?! Awbren is terrible! Yes, you are correct. Auburn’s offense played a terrible 2nd half against Georgia that was sure to anger you. But you see, they did so with EVERY SINGLE PLAYER in the backfield either out with an injury or playing with an injury. And is the fact that I still have them #2 in the SEC ridiculous considering that’s exactly where the CFB Playoff Committee put them? Auburn is ranked #15 in this week’s ranking, which is the 2nd highest SEC ranking.
It was a loss due to injuries. That’s it. If Auburn stays injured, they obviously aren’t the same team, but I’m not ranking a team by one injured game. Oh, and one team has a better record. Well, Florida is 7-2, but that ain’t lasting.
(Last week: #2, lost to Georgia 13-7)
3. LSU (6-3)
LSU is playing better. They beat Arkansas better than I thought they would, but they have less wins than the two teams above them, and lost to the two teams above them.
(Last week: #3, beat Arkansas 38-10)
4. Texas A&M (7-3)
It is extremely tough to rank Texas A&M after a last second field goal loss to Ole Miss while both were playing with backup quarterbacks, but Arkansas took a tumble, so it moves the Aggies up a bit. To treat them like Auburn, they are still probably the 4th best team without injuries. But most of the season was spent without those injuries.
(Last week: #5, lost to Ole Miss 29-28)
5. Arkansas (6-4)
The Hawgs looked impressive against Florida two weeks ago and then did nothing against LSU.
(Last week: #4, lost to LSU 38-10)
6. Ole Miss (5-5)
How do you not move up Ole Miss after beating a team ahead of them? Well, they still have 5 losses, and like I said, their backup QB beat a team with their backup QB with a last second field goal. Also, Arkansas beat them with their full lineup.
(Last week: #6, beat Texas A&M 29-28)
6. Florida (7-2)
The Gators are leading the SEC East for now and are barely ranked in the CFB Playoff Top 25. Yes, all but one of the SEC West teams are better than the East’s best.
(Last week: #7, beat South Carolina 20-7)
8. Tennessee (7-3)
The Vols gave up over 400 yards rushing and still won a game. So what?
(Last week: #8, beat Kentucky 49-36)
9. Georgia (6-4)
Georgia does not move after failing to score an offensive touchdown and giving up a touchdown to the offensive team that Auburn fielded last week.
(Last week: #9, beat Auburn 13-7)
10. Kentucky (5-5)
How do you rush for 400 yards and lose?
(Last week: #10, lost to Tennessee 49-36)
11. Mississippi State (4-6)
They didn’t show up in Tuscaloosa. They’re not awful. But they’re the worst in the SEC West, which puts them square in the middle of the SEC East.
(Last week: #11, lost to Alabama 51-3)
12. South Carolina (5-5)
The Gamecocks have feasted on the worst of the SEC the last few weeks, and hung with the SEC’s best last week. They are steadily rising.
(Last week: #13, lost to Florida 20-7)
13. Vanderbilt (4-6)
Of course Vanderbilt gives Auburn an extremely tough game and then loses to the worst team in the SEC.
(Last week: #12, lost to Missouri 26-17)
14. Missouri (3-7)
Look, I know they just beat Vanderbilt a few days ago, but I don’t care.
(Last week: #14, beat Vanderbilt 26-17)