SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week Nine

Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Here is how I rank the suddenly chaotic SEC. If you disagree with any of my rankings, let me know why, although I challenge anyone to come up with a really good way to hash out the mess from six to ten.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

While chaos reigned supreme in the rest of the SEC, the Tide kept rolling with a blowout win over Arkansas.

2. Missouri Tigers

I'm not surprised that Mizzou's defense shut down Florida' putrid offense, but scoring 30+ on that defense is impressive. This team has an excellent receiving corps, and Maty Mauk played his part well.

3. Auburn Tigers

At this point, the Tigers appear to be the primary remaining threat to the Tide's chances at making a return to Atlanta. Can't believe I just wrote that, but they seem to be getting better every week.

4. LSU Tigers

I wouldn't sell on this team despite the loss to Ole Miss.

5. Texas A&M Aggies

They can beat anyone because of their offense, but they can lose to anyone because of their defense. When every game is a shootout, eventually you're going to come out on the losing end, which is what happened to TAMU against Auburn.

6. South Carolina Gamecocks

No team should be kicking itself more after chaos Saturday than the Gamecocks, who gave up a fourth-quarter lead with poor offensive execution and horrendous coaching decisions on a day when they could have taken control of their destiny in the SEC East.

7. Ole Miss Rebels

Hugh Freeze got his signature win to give his program even more momentum going forward.

8. Georgia Bulldogs

Think any team in the nation is happier to have a bye week than these guys?

9. Florida Gators

Will Muschamp said his Gators are a bad football team right now after they were blown out by Missouri. I'm inclined to agree.

10. Tennessee Volunteers

Butch Jones got Tennessee its biggest win since 2009 by taking down South Carolina. Can he build on the momentum and keep his team rising through the ranks?

11. Vanderbilt Commodores

After seemingly being left for dead, Vandy got its first big win of the season over Georgia and will look to build on that.

12. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

The Bulldogs took the week off.

13. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Hogs were crushed for the second-straight week. Big rebuilding job in Fayetteville.

14. Kentucky Wildcats

The 'Cats took the week off.

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