Week Ten SEC Power Poll Ballot: Top and Bottom Now Crystal-Clear; Middle Remains Muddled

When the two best teams in the conference and the two worst teams in the conference square off on the same Saturday, it makes it pretty easy to fill out an SEC Power Poll ballot . . . provided, of course, that the league has the same number of teams this Sunday that it had last Sunday. Wait, what? Oh, for crying out loud, some of us are trying to follow a football season here, do you mind? Anyway, here is how the twelve teams currently in the conference stack up against one another:

1. LSU Tigers (9-0 overall, 6-0 SEC): In light of his position on the Bayou Bengals’ two losses in 2007, does Les Miles get to celebrate this win? He thinks last Saturday night’s showdown in Tuscaloosa should count as a tie, right?

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1): The Tide’s field goal kicker stinks. Do you know how bad your field goal kicker has to be for a Georgia fan to be able to say that?

3. Arkansas Razorbacks (8-1, 4-1): So, wait, is there a scenario where the Hogs could represent the West in the SEC Championship Game? I’m just asking. No reason or anything.

4. Georgia Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1): Yeah, there’s a compelling case to be made for the proposition that all the ‘Dawgs did was play seven straight mediocre teams and wait for South Carolina’s annual late-season fade, but, after the last three seasons, we’ll take it!

5. South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2): If Connor Shaw really is out with a concussion, how long do you expect it will take ‘til Steve Spurrier reinstates Stephen Garcia?

6. Auburn Tigers (6-3, 4-2): The Plainsmen are ranked lower, have a worse record, and are playing between the hedges. In other words, they have us right where they want us.

7. Florida Gators (5-4, 3-4): Ha, ha! You almost lost to Vandy! Do you know how bad you have to stink to almost lose to Vandy? Oh, wait, shoot. Nevermind.

8. Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5, 1-5): The Commies’ record should list "wins," "losses," and "games in which the ‘Dores scared the crap out of teams that should’ve pounded them."

9. Mississippi St. Bulldogs (5-4, 1-4): Dan Mullen has already ordered the party platters to put out when he has his team over to watch the Conference USA Championship Game.

10. Tennessee Volunteers (4-5, 0-5): I hope the Vols enjoyed their win over Middle Tennessee State; it was probably their last victory over an in-state opponent this season.

11. Kentucky Wildcats (4-5, 1-4): The good news is that the ‘Cats scored 20 fourth-quarter points to overcome a 13-10 deficit and beat Ole Miss. The bad news is that they had to do that in the first place.

12. Mississippi Rebels (2-7, 0-6): The over/under on rumored Houston Nutt replacement candidates who reportedly turn the job down is five.

With each passing week, the proper placement of teams on my SEC Power Poll ballot becomes more and more clear, but, as always, I am open to curious questions and constructive criticisms in the comments below.

Go ‘Dawgs!

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Dawg Sports

You must be a member of Dawg Sports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawg Sports. You should read them.

Join Dawg Sports

You must be a member of Dawg Sports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawg Sports. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.