If you would've told me that South Carolina would've scored three defensive touchdowns this weekend, I would've told you that you were smoking crack. Alabama finally had a challenge in A&M, which shocked me. Florida also dropped a stinker. It was a big week in the SEC.
14. Missouri Tigers (LW: 14)
Missouri put up a pretty good fight against Kentucky. They’re still the worst team in the SEC. I think if you take Drew Lock off of this team, the Tigers are extremely bad. Ish Witter and Damarea Crockett are the two very good tailbacks, and when the offense is going so are they. I just don't think Missouri has any easy wins left except two. It’s just not a good year for the Tigs.
13. Ole Miss Landsharks? (LW: 13)
I’d consider almost all of the points by Ole Miss garbage time since it was 35-3 Auburn going in to the half. Auburn took their foot off the gas in the second half and just grounded and pounded the entire time. Ole Miss will have a new head coach come December.
12. Vanderbilt Commodores (LW: 12)
I don't think Vanderbilt did anything good this weekend, considering they got beat 45-14. They did better than Tennessee, but that isn't saying much. They have a barn burner next week against Ole Miss, so we’ll see how that goes.
11. Tennessee Volunteers (LW: 11)
Tennessee didn't play but I hate them and they got shutout last week.
10. Arkansas Razorbacks (LW: 8)
Yeah, the Razorbacks didn't play well at all this weekend in Columbia. If you take all of the defensive touchdowns away from South Carolina, the Gamecocks would still beat Arkansas 27-22. Austin Allen threw for 84 yards in almost three full quarters of play, and they only ran 116 yards. They got dominated this weekend.
9. LSU Tigers (LW: 10)
LSU can thank #collegekickers for this one. Eddy Pineiro shanked a PAT, allowing the Tigers to keep their lead by a point. I still think Florida is the better team and will have a better season, they have a lot of players injured and suspended. LSU got lucky this time, but they still haven't played Alabama or Auburn.
8. Mississippi State Bulldogs (LW: 9)
They didn't play this weekend but they have BYU this upcoming week so I’ll expect them to be here again next week.
I think you could honestly put all three of these teams in a three way tie for 5th. Kentucky did beat South Carolina, but they let Missouri stay close this weekend. Florida barely beat Kentucky, but they just dropped a home game to LSU and still have to go to South Carolina. South Carolina looks like they just woke up after blowing Arkansas out and dominating them, but they still haven't played Florida or Georgia. All three of these teams are in the running for second place in the SEC East unless Georgia proves otherwise.
4. Texas A&M Aggies (LW: 5)
I think this is one of the only times a team could lose and go up in my rankings. I do believe A&M has a pretty good team; however, they were down 24-3 one point. I think part of their sort-of comeback was Alabama taking their foot off the gas, and part of it was playing well in the 4th quarter. They do go to Florida this week, which really should be a very good East-West matchup. I’ll take the Aggies though.
3. Auburn Tigers (LW: 3)
Auburn beat up on a bad Ole Miss team, and have been playing extremely well since losing to Clemson in week 2. They have three very winnable games in the next three weeks, then they get to play the Bulldogs of Georgia. That should be a very good game, and it could help decide the East and West.
2. Georgia Bulldogs (LW: 2)
Georgia did what they were supposed to do this weekend: beat Vanderbilt soundly. They have a three game homestretch against Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. If they come out of that 3-0, they’re gonna win the East. If they beat Florida, the East will be pretty much wrapped up for them. Having to go to Auburn does pose a great threat to them, and if they drop one of the games in the homestead it would open the door up for Florida and Kentucky.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (LW: 1)
They were up at one point 24-3, and it was a mistake for them to take their foot off of the gas and let A&M think they had a chance. Save for a score with 17 seconds left on the clock, Alabama goes on the road against one of the better teams in the SEC and wins by two touchdowns. They won't have a really difficult challenge until they go to Auburn the last game of the year.