Ranking the SEC after Week 8
Apparently half the SEC didn’t want to play football last week, so there are very few changes to the rankings. As I said last week, we’ve pretty much gotten to the point where we know where most teams will be by the end of the season. Oh, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHERE I HAVE AUBURN.
1. Alabama (8-0)
Alabama calls Tennessee their biggest rival because they beat them all the time. That’s the joke.
Last week: #1, beat Tennessee 45-7
2. Georgia (7-0)
The Dawgs got a rest. Maybe their win over Notre Dame means something now, but it was basically a home game.
Last week: #2, Bye Week
3. Auburn (6-2)
The Tigers did what they were supposed to do, and what they’ve been doing for most of the reason, despite mad people trying to forget.
Last week: #3, beat Arkansas 52-20
4. Texas A&M (5-2)
The Aggies got a rest and will now continue their annual 2nd half free-fall.
Last week: #4, Bye Week
5. Mississippi State (5-2)
Despite being blown out twice, the Maroons have handed out many blowouts themselves.
Last week: #5, beat Kentucky 45-7
6. LSU (6-2)
No, I do not think LSU is that good just because Auburn beat themselves two weeks ago.
Last week: #6, beat Ole Miss 40-24
7. Florida (3-3)
Florida’s done. Mark it. (they’ll probably beat Georgia)
Last week: #8, Bye Week
8. Kentucky (5-2)
It took a long time for Kentucky to get their 2nd loss, but it was done in very familiar fashion: a beatdown from a West team.
Last week: #7, lost at Mississippi State 45-7
9. South Carolina (5-2)
Good Lord, did anybody play last week?
Last week: #9, Bye Week
10. Vanderbilt (3-4)
Vanderbilt did not lose to bye week.
Last week: #11, Bye Week
11. Ole Miss (3-4)
A season that was already in the toilet just got worse with the loss of QB Shea Patterson.
Last week: #10, lost to LSU 40-24
12. Tennessee (3-4)
Hey look, Tennessee lost to Alabama.
Last week: #13, lost at Alabama 45-7
13. Arkansas (2-5)
The Razorbacks are not good, but a team like Auburn should blow them out.
Last week: #12, lost to Auburn 52-20
14. Missouri (2-5)
Missouri sure can put up tons, and I mean TONS of points on smaller teams. It’s a shame they can’t play in those conferences. Wait, I have an idea.
Last week: #14, beat Idaho 68-21