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Still haven't been challenged.
On a roll since loss to Alabama. Very nice win over Ole Miss this week.
3. Ole Miss Rebels
Still a lot to play for this season, but has to sting to lose both chances to make a statement last week.
Rough loss at improving LSU recently, but still a solid-looking team.
This team has been very adept at winning close games against average teams in the league. Wonder how long that holds.
Great play at home and inability to win on the road should equal a roughly .500 record in league by the end of the season.
Not quite clear how good this team really is, but it's certainly playing much, much better right now than it was towards the end of OOC play. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is quietly having one of the best individual years in the league.
Seemingly incapable of leaving the middle-tier.
9. LSU Tigers
Seems to be regaining the form it showed towards the end of OOC play. Very nice win over Mizzou.
10. Texas A&M Aggies
Seemed to regain a little first this week, but came up short against Kentucky in OT.
The opposite of Alabama. Keeps losing close games, but very competitive.
12. Auburn Tigers
A once-promising season has dissipated into the usual.
Has to be concerning to Martin that the Gamecocks seemed to give up in the second half against UGA.
Not competitive after surprising early-season wins.