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SEC Power Rankings: Georgia got brought back down to Earth.

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The Gamecocks pulled it out in Columbia.

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Welcome back to by far the worst and most hated SEC Power Rankings in the country.


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14. Tennessee Volunteers (LW: 12)

Butch Jones finally got fired, which isn't surprising but I was on the Keep Butch team.

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13. Florida Gators (LW: 14)

I only moved them up a spot because I hate Tennessee just as much and they actually were in a one-score ball game with South Carolina. They were also one of the only teams to get outgained by South Carolina, so that’s a big knock. We do have the Florida State-Florida showdown to look forward to — oh wait, they both suck.

Side note: This has got to be one of the only times in history where Florida and Tennessee could have both be considering at the bottom of the SEC. Just amazing.

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12. Vanderbilt Commodores (LW: 10)

They got smacked by Kentucky at home and I really don't know what else to say.

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11. Arkansas Razorbacks (LW: 13)

The picture below sums up how I feel about Arkansas.

Bret Bielema has to be gone.

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10. Ole Miss Rebels (LW: 9)

They put it on an FCS team, so eh. The Shea Patterson replacement has looked really good, which is a good sign for the future.

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9. Missouri Tigers (LW: 12)

Missouri has hung 45 and 50 in consecutive weeks, but it was against Florida and Tennessee. Can’t buy a whole lot of stock into it, but if they win another game they’ll be bowl eligible. So, go Tigers?

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8. Texas A&M Aggies (LW: 7)

They beat a FCS team like they were supposed to, so congrats, I guess.

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7. Kentucky Wildcats (LW: 8)

They won a game on the road in Vanderbilt by 23, so that actually really does help them. They’re tied with the Gamecocks for second in the East, and have sort of a chance to upset Georgia this week. They’ll probably lose by three touchdowns.

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6. South Carolina Gamecocks (LW: 5)

Jake Bentley had by far his worst passing day other than Clemson last year, and we still controlled the game and won by eight. Our run game had a pretty great day, and Bentley saved his day as a whole with two more rushing scores. He’s going to have to play a lot better if we want a real chance to beat Clemson. Finishing 5-3 in the SEC after being 3-9 two seasons ago is pretty good. Wofford is also 8-1, so that game probably won't end up being easy.

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5. LSU Tigers (LW: 4)

Beat a decent Arkansas team at home by 23 and won comfortably. To me, their 7-3 record and their wins and losses are just better than South Carolina’s. The loss to Troy looks horrible, but they’ve lost one game since then and it was to Alabama.

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4. Mississippi State Bulldogs (LW: 6)

They had an extremely good chance to beat Alabama. The Bulldogs probably should have, but they should easily win their next two games and have a chance to win a bowl game and get to ten wins. No team has come as close as they did, and I really respect this team now.

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3. Georgia Bulldogs (LW: 2)

Yeah, Jake Fromm, thumbs down is exactly how yesterday went for y'all. They got spanked, there just isn't any other way to put it. They are still an extremely good football team, I just think either Auburn or Alabama has the game plan to put it on them in the SEC Championship.

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2. Auburn Tigers (LW: 3)

I think Auburn is getting hot at the right time. They are scoring close to 40 points every game at home. They still only have one SEC loss, so if they beat Alabama in two weeks then they would go to the SEC Championship. But really Auburn, every Gamecock fan just wanted to send you this for what y’all did on Saturday:

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (LW: 1)

Going on the road and escaping with a victory in an extremely hostile environment is a great sign. I think this experience will help Alabama for what is in front of them in Auburn in two weeks. Alabama’s two closest games came on the road in College Station and in Starkville, so I think the Auburn-Alabama game this year will be one for the ages. I could be wrong, I have a bad habit of being wrong.


P.S.

Hey guys, sorry for not getting a Q&A last week, the guy for the Florida website never got back to me. For this week, I’m just going to be answering whatever questions you guys have for the two weeks left in the season. It can be questions or complaints, and I’ll try to address it.

Your favorite writer,

Thomas