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SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week Five

Our weekly ranking of the best teams in the SEC.

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide

After their number-one national ranking was questioned by pundits over the course of the week, Alabama delivered a statement trouncing of a ranked Ole Miss team.

2. Georgia Bulldogs

The defense remains shaky enough to lose a shocker, but the UGA offense shined yet again by coming through with a resilient performance against LSU. Aaron Murray has officially shaken off the "can't win the big one" moniker with his latest feat, a successful game-winning TD drive in the final minutes against LSU.

3. LSU Tigers

Tough loss for the Tigers, but they're still very much in the SEC and national title race. Could earn a rematch with UGA if they can figure out how to beat the Tide in Tuscaloosa.

4. Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies' defense is going to cost them a game they should have won at some point this year. They looked very vulnerable against Arkansas.

5. South Carolina Gamecocks

Speaking of looking vulnerable, the Gamecocks did against UCF. If Connor Shaw has to miss more than one week, the game at Arkansas will get even more interesting.

6. Ole Miss Rebels

Disappointing game in Tuscaloosa, but the Rebels still have a ton to play for.

7. Florida Gators

They won with relative ease, but the vanilla offense they ran against a weak Kentucky team spoke volumes about how the Gators coaching staff feels about the offense under Tyler Murphy. Hard to imagine them beating Georgia or South Carolina if they can't mix it up more.

8. Missouri Tigers

The lopsided final score belies the fact that Mizzou had its hands full for much of the game against Arkansas St. Still, hard to know who else to put here. It'll be interesting to see how this bottom tier shakes out over the next few weeks.

9. Auburn Tigers

Auburn has a great chance at a statement win this week with a potentially deflated Ole Miss coming to town.

10. Vanderbilt Commodores

The Commodores picked up a convincing win over UAB over the weekend. Next week's game against Mizzou is huge for both teams.

11. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

Hosting LSU this weekend with a chance for that elusive statement win. Can they catch the Tigers sleeping with the game sandwiched between LSU's games against UGA and UF?

12. Arkansas Razorbacks

Gave Texas A&M a decent game, which should provide some hope for this squad.

13. Tennessee Volunteers

My impression is that there's a huge dropoff after Arkansas. UT looked abysmal in all phases against South Alabama, very nearly suffering the laughingstock loss of the week.

14. Kentucky Wildcats

Didn't have much for the Gators. Can they make things interesting against a Shaw-less South Carolina next week?