SDS will update the landscape around the SEC with power rankings every week, and even after just one week, they have changed.
Here’s a link to last week’s power rankings.
Let’s update the landscape, shall we?
In the championship hunt
1. Alabama (1-0)
2. LSU (2-0)
3. Georgia (1-1)
4. Texas A&M (2-0)
5. South Carolina (1-1)
6. Florida (1-1)
The SEC’s six big teams remain intact, and they are the frontrunners for the divisions and the conference crown. We’re going to learn everything this weekend with Alabama and Texas A&M, but the West frontrunner may not even be either team. Could LSU be the favorite in the SEC? Georgia is intriguing; they should be 2-0, and is their defense better than Texas A&M’s? South Carolina and Florida round out the top six, and each have question marks after losses. I’m not overreacting to either though.
Related: Who has the edge? Alabama vs. Texas A&M
7. Ole Miss (2-0)
8. Vanderbilt (1-1)
9. Auburn (2-0)
Seven and eight remain unchanged, but Auburn has jumped into the middle tier. After a solid 2-0 start, the Tigers’ defense showed up last week against Arkansas State. The Tigers improved from week one to two, and this weekend will tell us a lot against Mississippi State.
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10. Tennessee (2-0)
11. Missouri (2-0)
12. Arkansas (2-0)
Tennessee makes a jump from #12 to #10 this week, but the reality of a brutal schedule will soon kick in Saturday against Oregon. Missouri won a tough game against Toledo, and Arkansas narrowly escaped Samford. Arkansas doesn’t win that game last year, so credit to Bret Bielema and his staff. We’ll know more about these teams in the coming weeks.
13. Mississippi State (1-1)
14. Kentucky (1-1)
The Auburn game means everything to Dan Mullen and Mississippi State. Win that game, and they jump up a tier and leave Kentucky behind. BUT what if the Wildcats pull the upset of the season against Louisville and Teddy Bridgewater? Mark Stoops could run for Governor.
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