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.
3. Ole Miss
4. Texas A&M
10. Mississippi State
12 South Carolina