Well, here’s a big screw you to Mississippi State for me overhyping them. I whiffed big time, and they are obviously not as good as I thought they would be. Georgia is good guys, there isn't any denying it anymore. Also, Vanderbilt got their tail cut. Big shake up in the rankings this week.
14. Missouri Tigers (LW: 14)
Yeah, Missouri gave up 51 to the powerhouse offense of the Auburn Tigers. I think Missouri is a lot worse than people are thinking. Once you get blown at home by Purdue, I don't think there is much coming back from that. I except Missouri to remain at 14 for the rest of the season.
13. Vanderbilt Commodores (LW: 10)
Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk Vandy. Feel bad for you, but talking trash to the Crimson Tide usually doesn't go so well. The whole “they have a great defense” thing got thrown out the window, along with the whole “they're a good team” thing. I expected this game to be respectable, but 59-0??? Have fun Vandy fans.
12. Ole Miss Rebels (LW: 12)
Ole Miss didn't play so it’s hard to say where they are at right now. They get to go to Tuscaloosa next week, so we’ll see if they're better than Vanderbilt or not.
11. Tennessee Volunteers (LW: 11)
Tennesse struggled to put away UMass, a team that won one game last year. The QB situation is bad for Butch Jones, along with the whole team situation. Tennessee has Florida coming in to town next week, so I guess we’ll know if the Volunteers can get their crap together or not.
10. Arkansas Razorbacks (LW: 8)
Arkansas got the cool jerseys that were a replica of the Cowboys, which was cool. If only they had Zeke and the rest of the Dallas team, they would've won. This was an extremely good game, but A&M doesn't have a good team. This looks bad for Bret Bielema, who is much on the hot seat in my opinion. They have a “cupcake” game this week against New Mexico St., then they will be traveling to Williams-Brice.
9. Texas A&M Aggies (LW: 13)
I still don't want to buy in to the Aggies because I know they’re going to do something to crap their season away. It’s pretty much a fact that if Kevin Sumlin doesn't win ten games then he’s fired. I think Sumlin is already gone because there practically isn't a way that he is going to win ten this year. They did a good job of beating Arkansas with a third string QB (if I’m right), so I will give them props for that. Hopefully, the defense will improve.
8. South Carolina Gamecocks (LW: 7)
It’s really hard to not put South Carolina closer to the ten mark on this list. Without that fourth quarter comeback, they drop a goose egg at home to a team they should have easily handled. Deebo Samuel is out, along with Zack Bailey, so I’m scared as to what this offense will be able to score. The Gamecocks’ defense will have to keep it close and low-scoring to give them a really good chance of winning this game.
7. Mississippi State Bulldogs (LW: 2)
Yup, Mississippi State is nowhere near as good as I thought they were. They pummeled LSU but proceeded to get beat very badly by Georgia. Nick Fitzgerald looked rattled throughout this game, while averaging close to six yards to competition and had a QBR of 25. I think they will continue to have a good season, but this team goes as Fitzgerald does. His play must improve.
6. Kentucky Wildcats (LW: 9)
Kentucky has a good football team. It hurts to say, but they will probably finish third or fourth in the East depending on some games. I think that they are just the sort of team to where they can hang in there with most teams, which they proved against Florida. They have some solid pieces, but they're going to have to sweep the rest of the SEC games to win the East.
5. LSU Tigers (LW: 5)
Obviously, LSU isn't as good as we thought they were. Or at least I did. I thought they would have a pretty good year offensively with Derrius Guice and the second year guy in Danny Etling. I think LSU is still a very good football team, but the defense is going to have to improve as the season goes along. Arden Key needs to get on the field and start playing like himself again; he only has a half sack through four games.
4. Florida Gators (LW: 7)
Florida pulled this one of out their butt. They have won 31 in a row against Kentucky, which is a stat I wish South Carolina could achieve. Luke Del Rio is going to be the QB going forward, which I agree with. I think he's most likely the leader of that team, and your leader should be on the field. Florida’s run game is serious, which everyone expected. A fourth quarter comeback was great for the Gators, in which Kentucky had a blown coverage to give up the game winning touchdown. I like the Gators going forward.
3. Auburn Tigers (LW: 3)
Auburn and Georgia are very close to me. I think Auburn had a good game against a team that is terrible defensively, getting up early and not allowing Missouri a chance to come back. Jarrett Stidham had a great game, throwing for 218 on 13 completions and a 97 QBR. Kerryon Johnson is obviously a good RB - he had 5 TDs for the Tigers. Auburn is one of the top three teams in the SEC.
2. Georgia Bulldogs (LW: 4)
I took Mississippi State to win this game against Georgia. I was obviously wrong, considering the 31-3 blowout that the Bulldogs of Georgia handed to Mississippi State. Jake Fromm looked pretty good, and I won't be surprised if he is the man going forward instead of Jacob Eason. Nick Chubb had his way with the State defense, rushing eight yards a pop on fifteen attempts. I think Georgia is very good and will remain the favorite for the East for the rest of the season.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (LW: 1)
Yeah, don't talk trash to Alabama. They flicked Vanderbilt, as I said they would. It was an absolute beatdown from start to finish. Again, my opinion of Alabama won't change until someone actually challenges them.