Ranking the SEC after Week 13
At this point in the season, the end of the regular season, you can sort of just go off records. But after a few surprising outcomes this past weekend there are quite a few moves. Oh, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.
1. Alabama (12-0)
Blah, blah, blah.
(Last week: #1, beat Auburn 30-12)
2. Auburn (8-4)
Wow, Auburn loses by 18 to the #1 team in the nation on the road and you leave them right they were? Yep. Because of what you just said, and because when you see what’s below, it doesn’t mean they have to drop below that. Also, Auburn is likely headed for the Sugar Bowl, which goes to the #2 SEC team. So, yeah.
(Last week: #2, lost to Alabama 30-12)
3. Florida (8-3)
Florida was beaten badly by an ACC team. Since it’s the end of the season, and they were done with their SEC schedule last week, I don’t see a reason to move them. Depending on how things go in Atlanta this week, they may move after that.
(Last week: #3, lost to Florida State 31-13)
4. LSU (7-4)
The Purple Tigers beat the Aggies with half a quarterback by two touchdowns. Let’s not forget they lost to Florida last week. Wait, Florida is ranked ahead of them, that must mean it’s a good win. Nope.
(Last week: #5, beat Texas A&M 54-39)
5. Texas A&M (8-4)
The Aggies allowed Trevor Knight to trot out and play a little quarterback on Senior Night and it didn’t work as much as they would’ve liked. It’s been a bad second half of the season.
(Last week: #4, lost to LSU 54-39)
6. Tennessee (8-4)
I have no idea how Tennessee lost to Vanderbilt and moved up a spot. I just re-ranked this thing and it happened again. It doesn’t matter. It’s just another overhyped Tennessee season.
(Last week: #7, lost to Vanderbilt 45-34)
7. Kentucky (7-5)
I know Louisville hasn’t been the same team over the last few weeks, but doing that to the Cardinals on the road is enough for a big jump for the Wildcats. But they couldn’t jump Tennessee because they lost to them just last week.
(Last week: #10, beat Louisville 41-38)
8. Georgia (7-5)
Losing by a point out of conference isn’t going to do much to your SEC rankings on the ol’ Blogle.
(Last week: #8, lost to Georgia Tech 28-27)
9. Arkansas (7-5)
What. Just. Happened? Are you serious right now?
(Last week: #6, lost to Missouri 28-24)
10. Mississippi State (5-7)
Wow, that was beat down of egg-sized proportions. I’m not even angry. That’s amazing.
(Last week: #12, beat Ole Miss 55-20)
11. Vanderbilt (6-6)
Thank you, Commodores. But you are the most bipolar team in the conference.
(Last week: #13, beat Tennessee 45-34)
12. Ole Miss (5-7)
We can finally say it, and I know they’ve been playing with a backup freshman quarterback, but Ole Miss just wasn’t very good after they lost a 21-3 lead to Alabama. It wasn’t a good year in Oxford, regardless of talent.
(Last week: #9, lost to Mississippi State 55-20)
13. South Carolina (6-6)
Not a terrible year for the Gamecocks, all things considered. Even this beatdown was expected and it still doesn’t keep them out of a bowl.
(Last week: #11, lost to Clemson 56-7)
14. Missouri (4-8)
I know you beat Arkansas, but I still want you out. Get out.
(Last week: #14, beat Arkansas 28-24)