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SEC Power Poll, Week 10

1. LSU (13), 165 points
Most of us think they're the best team in the conference.

  1. Auburn, 138 points
  1. Georgia, 133.5 points
  1. Florida (1), 124.5 points

[Editor's Note: For reference, the No. 1 vote is courtesy of Roll Bama Roll.]

  1. Alabama, 121 points
  1. Tennessee, 96 points
  1. Arkansas, 86 points
  1. Kentucky, 71 points
  1. Mississippi State, 57 points
  1. South Carolina, 51 points
  1. Vanderbilt, 35 points
  1. Mississippi, 14 points

1. LSU

The win aside, this past Saturday was the first time all season that the Tigers -- both the team and their coach -- didn't really seem to have everything under control. There were a lot of stupid penalties and a few head-scratching play calls, to the point where I had to wonder if the crowd, the Alabama team, or Saban himself had really gotten into LSU's head. I still think they're the best team in the conference, but in the grand scheme of things, I'm not nearly as confident as I was a week ago that the Tigers would beat, say, Ohio State or Oregon on a neutral field.--Doug, Hey Jenny Slater

Those stupid mistakes were all made by SABAN'S recruits.--And the Valley Shook

2. Auburn

Ate a cupcake, but did so with conviction.--Glenn, A Sea of Blue

Murdering Tennessee Tech means nothing. Hope those walk-ons enjoyed their brief moment in the sun.--Todd, Roll Bama Roll

3. Georgia

Nothing shows how crazy a year its been in the SEC than Georgia being a consensus 2 on our ballot. They should have lost to Vanderbilt, got trounced by UT, and beat Florida in the cocktail party. Saturday's game between the hedges, coupled with a UT loss to the Razorbacks will put Georgia in the driver's seat for a trip to Atlanta. A loss, on the other hand, means the East title is still very much up for grabs.--Vanderbilt Sports Line

Troy? Really? Perhaps you should have saved the 50-man celebration for the Trojans.--The Hog Blogger

4. Florida

The Bow is banged up pretty good, it was predicted running that finesse offense in the SEC may have broken the Bow....--Jai, Loser with Socks

Their explosive offense got back to being explosive. Sure, it was against Vandy, but just ask Steve Spurrier how amiable the Commie D is to getting your offense clicking.--Todd, RBR

5. Alabama

Bama lost a close game to a TOP 10 opponent. They lost that game for one reason...probation. Bama will be back from this because they ARE ALABAMA...CBS Announcers provided this nugget: "Teams that play Alabama are the most penalized in the SEC." The 100 dollar handshake is in style again!--Jai, LWS

Javier Arenas may be the most underrated player in the SEC. He scares the living daylights out of me. In fact, I didn't even realize I had living daylights until that punt return against LSU, after which I seized up and coughed a couple of times, and there they were. So thanks for that, Javier. May my Tigers kick the ball so far away from you you'll have to dial 1 and the area code to speak to it. (P.S. Bama fans wanting to gripe about the officiating: Your team got outgained 2 to 1 and just two games ago the replay booth saved their fortunate asses. There's no leg to stand on here.)--Jerry, The Joe Cribbs Car Wash

6. Tennessee

Ate a ragin' Cajun-spiced cupcake. John Chavis should be crying himself to sleep this week after the DMac and Felix Jones show Saturday night.--Quinton McDawg, Georgia Sports Blog

Who wants to win the "no, you go play LSU in Atlanta!" game that is the SEC East?--Tide Druid

7. Arkansas

Wow. Wow. Wow. When DMac is on, he is absolutely breathtaking. One of the mildly sad things about Arkansas is that DMac continues to overshadow great performances by Felix Jones. The Hawgs need a big win on the road and Knoxville looks far more promising than Baton Rouge.--Quinton, GSB

The "give the ball to McFadden and Jones: game plan worked real good and they made it look like a video game against SC run defense.--Flounder, Leftover Hot Dog

8. Kentucky

Again, which team will the Commmies get on Saturday is the question. The fact that this game is not on TV makes me nuts; the fact that UK is coming off a bye and a loss scares me to death. Still, the Wildcats end with 3 tough games (@Vandy, @ Georgia, UT), and it's possible this team could either win out and get to Atlanta (need some help), or go in the tank.--VSL

Now the undisputed holder of the game's two longest losing streaks to a single opponent, making Wildcat fans probably the only set of supporters in the country outside of South Bend who weren't overjoyed when Navy took down the Irish. And if it doesn't happen this year against the Vols, when will it?--Jerry, JCCW

9. Mississippi State

At least Croom has already won the necessary games to keep his job for one more year.--Flounder, LOHD

Can the Bulldogs catch an emotionally spend Bama team napping? MSU is not the type of team you want to play if you aren't ready to play a physical game.--Scott, Orange & Blue Hue

10. South Carolina

The slide continues. When the strength of your team doesn't show up you won't win many games. How much of USC's problems are talent and how much is mental? In previous seasons the Gamecocks improved as the year went along, this year seems to be the opposite.--Scott, O&BH

Well, at least they're picking new and different ways to lose each week: sputtering offense against Vandy, inexplicable mental breakdowns against Tennessee, and now a defense that couldn't shoot straight (or stop anybody) against Arkansas.--Doug, HJS

11. Vanderbilt

Way to boost Tebow's Heisman campaign.--THB

Tebow to Harvin – Touchdown! Lather, rinse, repeat.--Glenn, ASOB

12. Ole Miss

Finally got off the losing snide against Northwestern State. Still, I think they could beat Notre Dame.--Tide Druid

Sometimes you get the feeling they'll be looking up from here for a long, lonnnnnnng time.--ATVS