Here is my ballot and comments in the SEC Power Poll for this week. You can find the compiled results at Garnet and Black Attack.
I think Kentucky has earned a high ranking after beating a top ten team, and my ballot reflects that. I will also say that I have doubts about South Carolina, because they haven't faced a powerful offense yet, and Georgia doesn't quite qualify. Will South Carolina be able to hold Florida or even Kentucky to a low enough score that their offense, which has yet to show Spurrier-like potency, can overcome them? We won't know for 3 more weeks until we trek off to Columbia for a tussle with Darth Visor and his boys.
Anyway, this is the way I see it. Your comments are welcome, and encouraged.
|LSU (W)||1||0||1||3||0||1||1||They get no additional points from beating MTSU, but who could move them down?|
|Florida (E)||1||0||0||3||0||1||2||Impressive win over the Vols. Solid in this spot for now. Best offense in the league.|
|South Carolina (E)||1||0||1||3||0||1||3||Is their defense proof against a powerhouse offense like Florida or Kentucky?|
|Kentucky (E)||0||0||0||3||0||1||4||Huge win over 9th ranked bitter rival. Moving up big time.|
|Alabama (W)||2||0||1||3||0||1||5||Amazing come-from behind win. I believe the Tide is better than anyone expected so far.|
|Arkansas (W)||0||1||0||1||1||0.5||6||Can't lose at home in the SEC if you are going to contend. Without McFadden, this team would be bottom tier.|
|Georgia (E)||0||1||0||2||1||0.67||7||Props to the Dawgs for keeping the Catamounts out of their end zone.|
|Vanderbilt (E)||1||1||0.5||2||1||0.67||8||Nickson-Bennett, sure, but how about the Commie's rushing game? Cellar dwellers no more.|
|Tennessee (E)||0||1||0||1||2||0.33||9||Crushed by the Gators in the Swamp. Can Fulmer & Co. recover? They had better learn to run the ball.|
|Mississippi State (W)||1||1||0.5||2||1||0.67||10||Beating Auburn has got to be good for something.|
|Auburn (W)||0||1||0||1||2||0.33||11||Brandon Cox is struggling mightily. 11th in scoring offense and last in turnover margin. The Tigers are about as threatening as Garfield.|
|Mississippi (W)||0||1||0||1||2||0.33||12||208 total yards against the #10 total defense in the league. Perhaps they could try the single wing?|
|Overall comments: Is Kentucky a threat in the East? Auburn is broke. Florida is becoming more dangerous every game.|