SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week Six

Streeter Lecka

Disagree with any of my rankings? Let me know in the comments.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

The Tide kept rolling with an easy win over Georgia State.

2. Georgia Bulldogs

Not sure if they deserve to be here with all the injuries, which certainly lead you to think that they're not the second-best in the conference at the moment. You have to give them credit, though, for the resilient comeback win over UT, and if they get Todd Gurley back soon, they could quickly be back in business.

3. LSU Tigers

The job Cam Cameron has done turning LSU's passing game into a thing of beauty is really something to behold. What seems even more notable is that he and Miles seem to be on the exact same page.

4. Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies took the week off to prep for their trip to Ole Miss.

5. Florida Gators

Tyler Murphy is hardly Johnny Manziel, but he helps the Gators move the ball consistently and doesn't turn the ball over, which may be enough for him to win a lot of games. The Gators defense will keep them in any game as long as they don't turn the ball over much. In this sense, Murphy, while he has lower upside, may be a step up for UF over the mistake-prone Jeff Driskel.

6. South Carolina Gamecocks

The Gamecocks have the look of a team that's a bit better than Florida, given the excellent offense and at times serviceable defense. However, the fourth-quarter meltdowns are now officially a trend, and the Gamecocks' best defensive player may be tanking on the season. Until things get better, I'm ranking them behind the Gators.

7. Missouri Tigers

After unloading on Vanderbilt, Mizzou is now ranked in the AP Poll and may be the conference's most intriguing team. I'm really curious to see how they handle the physicality of an upper-tier SEC team in Athens this weekend.

8. Auburn Tigers

Another very intriguing team coming off a fairly convincing win over Ole Miss. The passing game remains a work in progress, but Nick Marshall and Tre Mason lead a deadly Malzahn running game.

9. Ole Miss Rebels

Back-to-back trips to the Yellowhammer State have brought the Rebels back down to earth. Ole Miss gets a chance to get its season back on track when Texas A&M comes to town this weekend.

10. Tennessee Volunteers

The Vols made things interesting against UGA. They now get a bye week to prepare for an upcoming visit from South Carolina, a huge game for them.

11. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

The Bulldogs kept things interesting for a little while against LSU before the wheels came off late.

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

After a blowout loss to Mizzou, Vandy may not be back to being Vandy, exactly, but they're certainly not where they were last year.

13. Arkansas Razorbacks

Made Florida's offense look better than it probably is. Interesting upset opportunity against a South Carolina team that seems to be in disarray this weekend.

14. Kentucky Wildcats

The 'Cats made things more interesting than expected against South Carolina, but the end result was another loss.

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