It is a measure of how busy I have been lately that I completely neglected to either vote or link to the SEC Power Poll, a poll I helped create and host on my own website. That is some weak stuff.
But I am back in the saddle at last, and today's Power Poll has some good news for the Wildcats -- namely that for the moment, they are past the Dancing With The Stars reference -- they are not in the bottom two.
In fact, the 'Cats are firmly mid-pack, and after playing Louisville and two Weak Sisters of the Poor, that is no small feat in this tough crowd. All it will take, though, is a shellacking at The Swamp for voters to turn and rend us as paper tigers.
My ballot follows the jump.
|1||Alabama||3-0||58.15||Won at Duke||134-19||38.3||1||5-7||Drilled Duke, to nobody's surprise|
|2||Florida||1-0||3-0||58.70||Won at Tennessee||103-43||20.0||9,8||8-3||Beat the Vols at home yet again, but didn't look that strong to me.|
|3||Arkansas||1-0||3-0||59.69||Won at Georgia||106-34||24.0||10,11||6-5||Mallett looks good, and the Hawgs are a major threat.|
|4||South Carolina||1-0||3-0||58.02||Beat Furman||96-38||19.3||12||6-5||Unimpressive victory over a weak team. Is this the real Gamecocks or just a down week.|
|5||LSU||2-0||3-0||53.42||Beat Mississippi State||86-34||17.3||15,12||4-5||Winning the games they are supposed to win, but an offensive juggernaut they aren't.|
|6||Auburn||1-0||3-0||57.46||Beat Clemson||96-64||10.7||17,14||4-7||Beat a good team, gotta give 'em props.|
|7||Kentucky||3-0||38.29||Beat Akron||133-54||26.3||3-9||3-0 at cupcake swallowing. If you are going to play cupcakes, look good doing it. UK has.|
|8||Georgia||0-2||1-2||54.47||Lost to Arkansas||85-55||10.0||6-5||How badly does Mark Richt want to strangle A.J. Green right now?|
|9||Mississippi||0-1||1-2||60.68||Lost to Vanderbilt||89-90||-0.3||7-2||When you lose this year at Vanderbilt, most of your lug nuts are on the highway.|
|10||Mississippi State||0-2||1-2||58.91||Lost at LSU||70-53||5.7||6-5||MSU is offensively challenged again.|
|11||Vanderbilt||1-1||1-2||55.75||Won at Mississippi||52-64||-4.0||6-6||Great job, great win. Have fun with the next game.|
|12||Tennessee||0-1||1-2||54.95||Lost to Florida||80-79||0.3||6-6||Well, at least it wasn't 48-13 or something.|
- If I could do it all again, I would swap Ole Miss and Tennessee.
- How much of this can Mark Rich take? He is looking like a swayback mule these days.
- Alabama looks like it could handle Green Bay right now.
- LSU is a bunch of great athletes running around and winning games. They just seem to have no cohesion.
- Auburn could be better than I thought.
- South Carolina still mystifies me. They should be crushing the Furmans of the world like a bug.
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