SEC Power Rankings

Here’s a first round of SEC Power Rankings with a few asterisks. I was out of pocket Saturday and saw very little. I didn’t think Arkansas looked very good on defense early, and that played into Auburn’s fast start. Maybe the Hogs were better later, and Auburn was just too good. LSU had a quality win against a projected upper tier Big 10 team, but Wisconsin’s passing game was really bad. Didn’t see any of Georgia-Clemson but wished I had. Sounded like a dominating performance by Todd Gurley. Texas A&M gets the No. 1 nod by going on the road and whipping a preseason top 10 team. Given Kenny Hill’s debut and Johnny Football’s camp in Cleveland maybe it’s becoming clearer who the real MVP at A&M has been the last two years – Kevin Sumlin. Not sure the Aggies’ defense can hold up. Ole Miss and MSU did what they were supposed to do in their openers. The Rebels were sloppier but also faced a better opponent. Florida may be better than No. 11, but weather prohibited us from seeing the new-look Kurt Roper offense in Gainesville. Kentucky looked really good against Tennessee. Unfortunately it was on the one located at Martin, and the Wildcats need to show improvement against stronger competition. Leave your rankings and logic below.

1. Texas A&M

2. Georgia

3. Alabama

4. Auburn

5. LSU

6. Ole Miss

7. Mississippi State

8. Missouri

9. Tennessee

10. South Carolina

11. Florida

12. Kentucky

13. Arkansas

14. Vanderbilt

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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