SEC Power Poll 11-4-15

Posted on Nov 4 2015 - 8:51am by Dylan Rubino and Collin Brister

The Daily Mississippian sports editors Dylan Rubino and Collin Brister rank the 14 Southeastern Conference teams in week 10. The Ole Miss Rebels return home this Saturday to face Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.


  1. LSU- Both LSU and Alabama had their bye weeks the week before their SEC showdown in Tuscaloosa. LSU remains the top dog in the West with a perfect 7-0 record and looks to continue their perfect season in a hostile environment: Bryant-Denny Stadium. The last time the Tigers went to Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide flexed their muscle and won 38-17. LSU didn’t have Leonard Fournette back then. Now they do. Dylan


  1. Alabama- Coming off a bye week, Alabama will face rival LSU this Saturday in a game that will go a long way in determining the SEC West Champion. The Crimson Tide have won four in a row against their SEC West rival that isn’t named Auburn. Whoever wins this game makes a big leap in determining their College Football Playoff status and stays alive in the SEC West hunt. Collin


  1. Florida- The Gators started to close in on an SEC East title Saturday when they throttled rival Georgia 27-3. The Gator defense forced five Georgia turnovers and held them to only 223 total yards of offense. Florida has a favorable schedule ahead of them the rest of the way, with their toughest game coming the last game of the season, at home against Florida State. Dylan


  1. Ole Miss- Ole Miss had their moments this season, but they still continue to control their destiny in the SEC West. Ole Miss defeated Auburn last Saturday and will take on Arkansas this Saturday in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. If the Rebels win, it will set up the biggest game in modern Ole Miss history: LSU comes to Oxford in two weeks. Collin


  1. Mississippi State- The Bulldogs still stand tall at 6-2 overall and ranking number 24 in the country. Their bye week comes at the right time as they face the home stretch of their schedule. Mississippi State travels to Missouri tomorrow night, then faces Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss to end their season. Dylan


  1. Tennessee- Tennessee just scored another touchdown on Kentucky. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 52-21 last Saturday and won their fourth game of the season. The Volunteers will be going for their fifth win of the season against a Steve Spurrier-less South Carolina. Collin


  1. Texas A&M- Coming off back-to-back losses, Texas A&M got a much needed win against South Carolina 35-28. True freshman quarterback Kyler Murray made his first career start and threw for 223 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 156 yards and one score. Texas A&M is still alive in the SEC West, but they will face an uphill climb to get to the top. The Aggies face Auburn at home this Saturday. Dylan


  1. Arkansas- Arkansas wrote a big check to UT-Martin and proceeded to pound them last Saturday, with a final score of 63-28. Somehow, Arkansas allowed 28 points to the lifeless Skyhawks. The Razorbacks have turned their season around after a disappointing start and will try to continue that rebound against the Rebels. Collin


  1. Georgia- The once-SEC East favorite has taken a fall for the ages. The Bulldogs have lost three of their last four, capped off with a humiliating 27-3 loss to rival Florida. In their four losses, they scored 10, 31, 6 and 3 points. The loss of star running back Nick Chubb and inconsistent quarterback play have the Bulldogs heading to a proverbial black hole. They’ll look to rebound at home against Kentucky. Dylan


  1. Auburn- Auburn lost again this past weekend. Ole Miss wasn’t at their best, but the Rebels still went into Jordan-Hare and defeated the Tigers. The Tigers sit at 4-4 on the season, two games away from bowl eligibility. They will attempt to get one game closer this weekend as they take on Texas A&M in College Station. Collin


  1. Kentucky- The Wildcats are another East team on a free-fall, having lost their last three games. Kentucky got blown out at home Saturday against Tennessee 52-21. The only question with this team is if they’ll make a bowl game this season, something they haven’t done since 2010. Dylan


  1. South Carolina- South Carolina had a decent performance against Texas A&M this past weekend. They covered 16.5, which was a very big deal to some people. The Gamecocks are sitting at 3-5 on the season, and while bowl eligibility looks bleak, the team is still mathematically eligible to reach the coveted Independence Bowl. Collin


  1. Missouri- Another week, another touchdown not scored by the Missouri offense. Granted, the Tigers had a bye week last week. The offense hasn’t scored a touchdown since they bested South Carolina on October 3rd, which is cause for concern. They’ll look to get the offense back on track tomorrow at home against Mississippi State. Dylan


  1. Vanderbilt- Vanderbilt is like that person you love who can’t get their life together. Exactly one week after their first SEC victory in 700 days, the Commodores lost 34-0 to Houston. The Commodores will hopefully continue their excellent play this weekend in Gainesville, their SEC East Championship dreams still on the line. Collin