SEC Rankings

This week’s SEC rankings. They will appear each Saturday in our Game Day wrap around in the Mother Ship.

Just a few thoughts. There’s been a lot of talk around Lexington about the improvement of Kentucky football. It may play out that way. I think La.-Lafayette is a quality low-level FBS opening opponent but not one that an SEC program on the rise should have had such struggle with especially after leading 24-7 at halftime. The Cajuns gained almost 500 yards in spite of four turnovers and were tied with less than a minute left before Kentucky scored and won 40-33.

The Missouri game interested me as another ranked SEC team taking on an FCS foe in Week 1. Southeast Missouri averaged 3.5 per rush, and Missouri, while winning 34-3, did not rush for 100 yards.

Texas A&M was very impressive defensively. It will be nice for Ole Miss if Laremy Tunsil is available that game. Solid ends for the Aggies. I thought they were hit and miss on offense, but Kyler Murray is going to be a handful. It was a big opening night win for A&M against No. 15 Arizona State and a nice talking point for the SEC in the SEC West vs. Pac-12 South discussion. Not much talk about the Aggies in the off-season but a lot about Arizona State.


1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Ole Miss

4. Texas A&M

5. Auburn

6. Missouri

7. Arkansas

8. LSU

9. Tennessee

10. Mississippi State

11. Florida

12 South Carolina

13. Kentucky

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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