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SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week Seven

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Really want to see this team play good competition again. So hard to know exactly how good they are based on schedule. It's easy to say they're better than Florida because they haven't been in any close games yet, but they also haven't played the kind of competition the Gators have faced.

2. Florida Gators

I still feel they're a couple of steps behind the Tide, but you have to be impressed by how they've taken care of business so far. Beating Vanderbilt isn't much to crow about, but they did it with several players out nursing injury.

3. LSU Tigers

Very impressive bounce-back win over South Carolina. This team is back in the thick of the conference and national races, and it gets 'Bama at home. If it had a better QB, it would be in great shape.

4. South Carolina Gamecocks

Was the LSU loss exposure as a pretender or a wake-up call? We'll find out soon enough, as the Gamecocks play Florida this weekend.

5. Georgia Bulldogs

The Dawgs got a week off to nurse their wounds.

6. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

Nice win over Tennessee, but still lack a true signature victory. Hard to move them up.

7. Texas A&M Aggies

59-57 over Louisiana Tech and needed to stop a two-point conversion to stay out of overtime? That's not how we roll in the SEC, Aggies.

8. Arkansas Razorbacks

Seems to be in turn-around mode. A minor bowl bid is certainly not out of the question at this point.

9. Tennessee Volunteers

Despite the bad record, I can't vote them much lower than this. They've been competitive in the losses. But the losses are starting to add up. Dooley might need an upset over 'Bama or South Carolina to save his job.

10. Mississippi Rebels

The conference's most improved team. If they get Robert Nkemdiche, there will be some serious buzz around this program.

11. Vanderbilt Commodores

So close, yet so far. We here at GABA know how you feel, Commodores. We were in this position for years.

12. Missouri Tigers

Injuries have added up and this team just doesn't have the depth to shoulder them. They're really hurting right now.

13. Auburn Tigers

Been a long time since Auburn has had such an awful team.

14. Kentucky Wildcats

Blowout loss to Arkansas would have to be the nail in the coffin for Joker.