Before allowing a late TD, 'Bama had only given up 50 yards or so against FAU. Remember, this FAU team actually had some big plays against UGA the week prior.
Looked very strong against Vandy.
3. LSU Tigers
The defense is still as good as any in the country, but the Auburn game made it clear that Zach Mettenberger isn't necessarily going to be a huge step up from Jordan Jefferson.
Like Georgia, this team appears to be coming into its own as it heads into midseason.
Impressive performance against Kentucky, but don't forget that Louisville also blew out the 'Cats.
This is a hard team to figure out. They're winning, but they're also looking sluggish against subpar competition. They were nearly outgained by South Alabama.
7. Texas A&M Aggies
This team is a bit of a wildcard. The offense looks explosive against subpar competition, but I'm not sure what that means for when they play good teams. More evidence needed.
Plenty of talent on this team, but question marks at QB, odd coaching strategy, and bad special teams play led to an ugly afternoon for Mizzou against South Carolina.
Were the struggles against Akron for real or just evidence of looking ahead to UGA? Probably the latter, but I still don't think the Vols have much of a chance this weekend.
10. Auburn Tigers
Nice bounce-back performance by Auburn against LSU, but they were close enough to winning that losing has to sting quite a bit.
11. Ole Miss Rebels
Seems to be improving. Blowout over Tulane is progress for this program.
The James Franklin Experience hit a serious road bump in Athens over the weekend. Based on recruiting trends, he's got Vandy going in the right direction, but the talent isn't on the field yet, and it shows against elite competition.
Kentucky and Tulsa are the only likely wins I see on the schedule. Ole Miss looks like a tossup. Four or five wins tops. Epic collapse.
Odds on them hiring Petrino?