It's time for the SEC Power Poll again, which is always published, once it's compiled, over at Garnet and Black Attack. This week's Power Poll features a few changes from last week. The biggest movers on my ballot are Tennessee, Mississippi, Auburn and Georgia.
Here's how the SEC fared against one another last week:
|Date||Visiting Team||Score||Home Team||Score||Location||Box||Notes|
|01/10/12||Vanderbilt||67||South Carolina||57||Colonial Life Arena||Boxscore||Closer than expected|
|01/11/12||Kentucky||68||Auburn||53||Auburn Arena||Boxscore||Closer than the score|
|01/11/12||Arkansas||63||Ole Miss||71||Tad Smith Coliseum||Boxscore|
|01/12/12||Tennessee||58||Mississippi State||62||Humphrey Coliseum||Boxscore||Closer than expected|
|01/14/12||Kentucky||65||Tennessee||62||Thompson-Boling Arena||Boxscore||Closer than expected|
|01/14/12||Ole Miss||68||Auburn||69||Auburn Arena||Boxscore||Mild upset|
|01/14/12||Alabama||52||Mississippi State||56||Humphrey Coliseum||Boxscore|
|01/14/12||Georgia||66||Vanderbilt||77||Memorial Gym (TN)||Boxscore||Closer than expected|
|01/14/12||Florida||79||South Carolina||65||Colonial Life Arena||Boxscore|
|01/14/12||LSU||60||Arkansas||69||Bud Walton Arena||Boxscore||Mild upset|
Join me past the jump for more.
Here's my ballot for this week:
|Rank||Last wk.||Delta||Team||Overall||Conf||Proj||Pomeroy||AdjO||AdjD||AdjT||Conf SOS||Comments|
|1||1||0||Kentucky||17-1||3-0||14-2||0.9535||115.5||86.0||68.8||0.6206||Much the best, but playing below their potential.|
|2||2||0||Alabama||13-4||2-1||12-4||0.9171||107.6||85.1||63.7||0.7610||Road loss to MSU can be forgiven. Defense keeps them in games, but 3-pt shooting still a glaring problem.|
|3||4||1||Florida||14-4||2-1||11-5||0.9229||122.7||96.3||67.0||0.6751||Drubbed by Tennessee, but came back strong against Georgia. Front line dept is beginning to take it's toll.|
|4||3||-1||Vanderbilt||13-4||3-0||10-6||0.8451||109.4||92.7||67.0||0.4944||Very tempted to put them third. The 'Dores are taking care of business, and showing why they were once ranked top ten.|
|5||5||0||Mississippi St.||15-3||2-1||9-7||0.8018||109.8||95.8||67.4||0.7731||A bad loss to Arkansas makes me wonder about them, but they are taking care of business at home.|
|6||6||0||Louisiana St.||11-6||1-2||7-9||0.7476||99.8||89.8||67.0||0.8199||The road is taking a toll on the Tigers, and 42% from inside the arc is a real problem.|
|7||8||1||Arkansas||13-4||2-1||8-8||0.7427||104.0||93.8||72.6||0.6889||Undefeated at home this year. Keep an eye on this team, but their first road game is in Lexington.|
|8||10||2||Tennessee||8-9||1-2||7-9||0.6959||104.9||96.8||65.0||0.8911||With the addition of Jarnell Stokes, the Vols become a major spoiler.|
|9||7||-2||Mississippi||11-6||1-2||5-11||0.6166||96.0||91.7||67.9||0.6859||A loathsome shooting team, but a good defensive one. If they don't find some offense, though, a post-season of any kind is very unlikely.|
|10||12||2||Auburn||11-6||1-2||4-12||0.4131||95.2||98.6||66.3||0.8284||Played Kentucky tough at home, then turned around and beat Ole Miss. But don't look for too many surprises.|
|11||9||-2||Georgia||9-8||0-3||4-12||0.5903||103.9||100.2||63.3||0.9177||Georgia has had a very tough road so far, playing 3 of the top 4 league teams in their opening three games. Better matchup coming with the Vols at home, but that's a 50/50 proposition at best.|
|12||11||-1||South Carolina||8-9||0-3||4-12||0.6063||105.7||101.4||62.2||0.8999||Challenged Florida and Vandy at home. Eligible to improve.|
- Florida's drubbing of Georgia caused me to raise them, but honestly, I'm not sure that's wise. They have yet to win on the road, and Vandy has. Vandy is eligible to move up.
- The close Alabama loss at MSU did not bother me. Alabama is still the second or third best team in this league, but they have to prove it against Vandy on Thursday.
- Is Arkansas about to become a factor?
- Auburn won a game this week, and they sure played Kentucky tough. Signs of life?
- South Carolina needs to beat somebody. They have young talent, but they have faced nothing but the class of the league so far.
- The Dawgs have been disappointing so far, but to be fair, they have only played teams that should be much better than them.
Agree? Disagree? Comment away.