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SEC Power Poll -- Week 3

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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.

Team CW CL C% OW OL O% Rank Comments
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.