One of the greatest weekends in college football history has come and gone, leaving a shaken-up SEC in its wake. The state of Mississippi had its greatest weekend ever, Auburn reaffirmed it’s still a contender to repeat as conference champ, Alabama lost a third straight game to a ranked team, Florida and Tennessee made college football traditionalists weep, and Vanderbilt, well, not much changed at Vanderbilt.

Uncle Mo watched all the games and did all his homework to come up with these rankings, and he feels pretty good about them. Remember, these are not power rankings, they’re momentum rankings, so keep that in mind when reading through the list.

There’s plenty of shakeup from last week’s rankings, so let’s jump right in:

  1. Ole Miss: The Rebels are the obvious choice to sit atop this week’s rankings after dominating last Saturday in every way imaginable. College GameDay made its first ever trip to the Grove last weekend, and producer Lee Fitting called the experience the best he’s had in his 11 years producing the show. Then Ole Miss took the field in front of a packed house and a national audience, and promptly beat Alabama to remain undefeated in 2014. Then Oxford threw the biggest party in America, as goalposts paraded through town, Katy Perry crowd-surfed and chaos reigned well into Sunday. Then the fan base raised $86,000 in one day to replace its goalposts and pay an SEC fine for storming the field. The weekend could not have gone better for Ole Miss, which had no competition for this week’s No. 1 spot.
  2. Mississippi State: Just 98 miles away from the party in Oxford, Mississippi State was throwing its own party with the SEC Nation crew in town. Like Ole Miss, State provided a fantastic pregame environment in the Junction that left even Paul Finebaum impressed, then went on to spank Texas A&M 48-31 to improve to 5-0 in 2014. The Bulldogs tore apart the then-undefeated Aggies, and Dak Prescott shot up everyone’s Heisman watch lists. Both Mississippi schools shared the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, and Mississippi State may have more momentum as a program now than ever before.
  3. Auburn: Auburn absolutely thrashed LSU in a 41-7 win on the Plains, maintaining one of three unblemished records in the SEC West (there are only 10 unbeaten teams in the entire FBS). The Tigers had gotten off to a quiet 4-0 start prior to last weekend, but the huge win over LSU reminded us all who the defending SEC champs are and where they stand in their title defense. Auburn is no longer quietly lurking in the SEC; it’s now back to the forefront of the conference, which is a huge momentum boost heading into the second half of the season.
  4. Kentucky: The Wildcats are 4-1, matching their win total from the last two years combined before even reaching the midway point of this season. They scored their biggest fourth quarter comeback in school history in a win over South Carolina, and are a missed delay of game call against Florida away from 5-0 and a spot in the polls. All of a sudden, UK is a legitimate threat in the SEC, and it hasn’t been outplayed by a single team so far this season. Kentucky faces UL Monroe this weekend, which means it should be 5-1 next week. If UK only won five games all season, it would still have marked significant progress from years past. Instead, it is a near-lock to go bowling, could potentially win a division crown and should be favored against rivals Tennessee and Louisville. There’s just no way there’s another team in the East with more momentum than Kentucky right now.
  5. Georgia: The Bulldogs seem to have recovered nicely from the loss to South Carolina, and they took advantage of a free win over Vanderbilt last week to improve to 4-1 this season. Georgia is just a game behind Mizzou (its opponent this week) for first in the East, and it still appears to have more talent than any other team in the division. As long as UGA can win out against the rest of the East, it is still in great shape to win the division. And if it keeps playing the way it has since losing to the Gamecocks, it could reach 11 wins, maintaining an outside shot at a playoff berth if it can beat the West champ in Atlanta. Georgia still has plenty to play for, and its recent wins have been a nice momentum boost.
  6. Missouri: The Tigers are the only East team without an SEC loss, so that should be momentum enough heading into this week’s game against Georgia, especially having had two weeks to prepare following last week’s bye. Yes, Missouri lost to Indiana only a few weeks ago, and yes, they should have lost to South Carolina, too. But the defending East champs are in the driver’s seat in the division, and following a thrilling comeback against the Gamecocks and a week to rest the Tigers have a lot working in their favor heading into the weekend.
  7. Texas A&M: The Aggies were one of two top 10 teams to fall to Mississippi schools, and while its loss was much uglier, it still maintains more momentum than the other top 10 team that lost (Alabama, see below). A&M cost itself with a number of dropped passes in a 17-point defeat, but that is a very correctable flaw. Furthermore, A&M has already exceeded expectations this season, so while it still has a few difficult games on its schedule it also has the momentum that comes with exceeding expectations. The Aggies must regroup this week, but trust me, know one thinks the sky is falling in College Station this week.
  8. Alabama: The Tide, unlike the Aggies, has not exceeded expectations this year, and the loss to Ole Miss was a major momentum killer nearing the midway point of the season. Alabama has now lost its last three games to ranked opponents dating back to last season, and really only has one impressive showing all year, a 42-21 rout of Florida three weeks ago. For a program with national title aspirations every year, there’s no positive energy coming from Tuscaloosa this week, as even former quarterback A.J. McCarron is questioning his former program and coach Nick Saban. It’s just one loss, but the Tide need to get things turned around fast in order to save its season and remain in playoff contention.
  9. Arkansas: The Razorbacks were off last week and suffered a crushing overtime loss to Texas A&M two weeks ago in a game they should have won. Nevertheless, Arkansas has shown a lot of promise so far this season, and after a week off to rest and regroup, the team has reestablished some momentum heading into the second half of a daunting SEC West schedule. The run game continues to impress, as does the defense, and quarterback Brandon Allen has played better than most expected this season. As the Razorbacks prepare to take on a suddenly vulnerable Alabama team, their confidence has to be high.
  10. Tennessee: Once again, the Vols played a close fourth quarter against an SEC opponent, and one again the Vols couldn’t finish the job. Tennessee has proven it has the talent to compete in this league, but at this point if it cannot begin to finish off victories it will not be able to maintain any momentum. Early in the year, moral victories were enough to carry momentum into the next week. At this point, those moral victories are hollow until Tennessee earns a real SEC win to hang its hat on. The Volunteers may not get many chances better than the ones they had against Georgia and Florida, and they know that.
  11. LSU: The Tigers are in big trouble, and they know it. They have no quarterback and no ability to stop the run, and are trapped in the nation’s best division. Momentum is at an all-time low in Baton Rouge, as there have been more questions than answers so far this season. An opening night win over Wisconsin can no longer carry the Tigers’ momentum going forward, and LSU has not accomplished anything worthwhile since. Until it does, it’s going to remain troubling low in these rankings.
  12. South Carolina: Much like LSU, the bottom has fallen out on the Gamecocks, who have blown two straight double digit fourth quarter leads to division opponents in consecutive weeks. South Carolina’s defense is helpless, and Steve Spurrier’s coaching has been more questionable than ever before. Discussions of his retirement or ability to do his job at a high level are swirling in Columbia, which is bad negative momentum for a program ranked in the top 10 in the preseason. South Carolina is moving backward in a hurry, and even if it can solve its many issues in the coming weeks, it may be too late.
  13. Florida: What an awful week for Florida. First, the Gators nearly lose a hideous game to Tennessee, only to be saved by a freshman in Treon Harris who fans were clamoring for weeks ago. Unfortunately, it was announced Monday that Harris now faces sexual assault allegations, leaving the Gators offense in Jeff Driskel’s inconsistent hands once again. So, to recap, the team looked terrible, found a potential savior, that savior is now facing some pretty serious charges and the team must regress back to its disastrous state. Plus, two more Florida players got into brawl earlier this week, and the authorities had to be involved in the fallout of that storyline as well. The Gators are a complete and utter disaster both on and off the field, and there doesn’t appear to be any help in sight.
  14. Vanderbilt: The Commodores are still pretty bad at football, losing by 27 points to Georgia last weekend to drop to 1-5 on the year and 0-4 in the SEC. Without starter Patton Robinette under center the ‘Dores have no answer at quarterback, which doesn’t help compensate for the lack of athleticism at the skill positions, either (Ralph Webb aside). The defense has hung tough, but it, too, is beginning to wear down as the season progresses. Vanderbilt is not going to magically get more talented this year, so it better top Charleston Southern this weekend for the sanity of the players, coaches and fans. And it better savor the win, as it may not get another in 2014.