This is my final ballot for this week's SEC Power Poll. Unfortunately, I won't be able to vote in the SB Nation Blogpoll this week; this being my first week on the job, I didn't realize that the deadline was this morning. However, after the quick turnaround time was protested by many voters, the votes aren't due until Tuesday next week; therefore, expect for the same pattern to hold: drafts for both polls on Sunday, ballots on Monday.
1. LSU Tigers
Owners of the best resume win of any team, perhaps in the nation.
Nice team, but somewhat underwhelming against Penn St.
Haven't played anyone particularly good yet, but the offense certainly looks to be functioning well sans Knile Davis.
Their ability to remain this high by season's end will depend on whether or not the defense shores up between now and the meat of the schedule.
Feathered Warrior convinced me that I had the Gators too low yesterday. The defense looks stout, and the offense, at the very least, isn't causing self-inflicted wounds.
Great offense, no defense. May be good for another upset or two, but also capable of losing any almost game on its schedule.
Again, FW convinced me I was too high on this team. However, I do like the maturation of Tyler Bray. Any Gamecock fan who isn't worried about how our secondary will do against this team is in denial.
Hard team to peg. I feel they're better than this, but I also think that, like Auburn, their defense may make them vulnerable to upsets. They're also going to have trouble piling up too many wins with their schedule.
Another team that may be better than their ranking. The story with these guys is whether or not we'll see from here on out the team that almost beat South Carolina or the one that laid down against Boise. If the former, they may go on a tear. If they latter, Mark Richt may be without a job by mid-season.
This Vandy team is beginning to look kind of like the one that made a bowl a few years back--shaky offense, but opportunistic defense and cool as a cucumber in close games.
Underwhelming performance against an FCS squad.
Based on what I've seen so far, this team will suffer its fair share of blowouts once it starts playing real football teams.