Power rankings for SEC wide receivers after Week 12
The SEC West has been serving up a lot of pass-heavy matchups lately, and it just might have saved the best for last with the Egg Bowl. When the Rebels and Bulldogs face off on Saturday, three of the top-four receivers in this week’s power rankings will be on the field. The game plans for both teams should be simple, and that’s to air it out.
10. MALACHI DUPRE, LSU
The skinny: Dupre has been on and off the top-10 power rankings this season because LSU’s passing attack has been inconsistent. Among conference pass-catchers, he’s currently No. 13 in receiving yards (584), with a decent chance to finish in the top-10 if LSU and Texas A&M get into a shootout.
Last game: 6 catches, 55 yards
2015 season: 37 catches, 584 yards, 6 TD
9. MALCOLM MITCHELL, GEORGIA
The skinny: It’s been two months since Mitchell had a 100-yard game (8 catches, 122 yards on Sept. 19 vs. South Carolina), but he hasn’t put up a donut in that time either. Mitchell’s usual 50-80 yards per game won’t catch many headlines outside of Athens, but it’s consistency that keeps him among the conference’s best.
Last game: 5 catches, 73 yards
2015 season: 50 catches, 710 yards, 4 TD
8. JOSH REYNOLDS, TEXAS A&M
The skinny: Similar to his team, A&M’s Reynolds looked to be on track for a memorable season, but then October and November happened. But the junior is back in the power rankings after his third triple-digit game of the season last week against Vanderbilt.
Last game: 3 catches, 105 yards, TD
2015 season: 35 catches, 659 yards, 5 TD
7. CALVIN RIDLEY, ALABAMA
The skinny: Alabama’s stud freshman didn’t put up monster numbers against Charleston Southern, but he did manage a touchdown reception. While Auburn will be focused on stopping Crimson Tide RB Derrick Henry, they shouldn’t forget about Ridley.
Last game: 4 catches, 49 yards, TD
2015 season: 61 catches, 701 yards, 5 TD
6. CHRISTIAN KIRK, TEXAS A&M
The skinny: After a big game against Western Carolina, Kirk’s numbers fell when he faced the tough Vanderbilt defense. Thanks to a red-hot start, Kirk is still a legitimate threat to cross the 1,000-yard mark this season.
Last game: 4 catches, 43 yards
2015 season: 67 catches, 871 yards, 6 TD
5. DREW MORGAN, ARKANSAS
The skinny: Being banged up hasn’t slowed down Arkansas’ top receiver. Morgan’s part in QB Brandon Allen’s record-setting game (30-of-43, 406 yards, 7 TD) bumps him back up a couple spots.
Last game: 7 catches, 84 yards, TD
2015 season: 52 catches, 723 yards, 10 TD
4. DE’RUNNYA WILSON, MISSISSIPPI STATE
The skinny: Bear Force One is flying high after MSU’s 51-50 win over Arkansas. Wilson hauled in double-digit receptions for the first time this season.
Last game: 10 catches, 93 yards, TD
2015 season: 50 catches, 757 yards, 9 TD
3. PHAROH COOPER, SOUTH CAROLINA
The skinny: On the one hand, Cooper went up against weak competition in Week 12 with FCS foe The Citadel. On the other hand, The Citadel actually won the game, so maybe the competition wasn’t all that inferior. Cooper almost had a box score for the ages, but a controversial false start penalty nullified a 94-yard touchdown reception with less than a minute remaining.
Last game: 11 catches, 191 yards, TD
2015 season: 62 catches, 887 yards, 7 TD
2. FRED ROSS, MISSISSIPPI STATE
The skinny: Ross just goes out there and snags one-handers like it’s nothing.
Fred Ross catch (went for a TD) https://t.co/Op3ShsziGZ
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 22, 2015
Last game: 10 catches, 154 yards, 2 TD
2015 season: 69 catches, 816 yards, 4 TD
1. LAQUON TREADWELL, OLE MISS
The skinny: Treadwell’s streak of 100-yard games finally ended at five after facing LSU. He’s still the only SEC receiver with more than 1,000 yards this season and the clear top pass-catcher in the conference.
Last game: 4 catches, 58 yards, TD
2015 season: 72 catches, 1,060 yards, 8 TD