Kirk Herbstreit enjoyed the SEC last week.

Five of the top seven performances in the country last week came from SEC teams, according to the ESPN broadcaster, who had Alabama on top, and Texas A&M at No. 2. South Carolina, Kentucky and Arkansas also found their way in the top seven.

Alabama did it after an emotional week when coach Nick Saban tested positive, and then negative for COVID-19, and improved to 22-0 against his former assistant coaches, and the Tide has beaten Georgia six consecutive times.

“I sort of knew it was going to be a 15-round fight and we wouldn’t be winning until the late rounds,” Saban said.

The close game for a half made many wonder what a possible rematch in Atlanta in December for the SEC Championship might mean, as a way to get two SEC teams in the College Football Playoff.

The Razorbacks, meanwhile, scored 24 points off seven Ole Miss turnovers and won a second SEC game for the first time since 2016, beating the Rebels, 33-21. In fact, that year was the last time they won a home SEC game.

Speaking of history, Kentucky won at Tennessee for the first time since 1984, and South Carolina beat Auburn for the first time since 1933.