Well, this has been one strange season. If I told you that Tennessee and Auburn would be in the lower half of the SEC 50% of the way through the season and Vanderbilt would be in the top three, I would venture that most observers would reckon me crazy. But that's just what we are staring at right now.
For the moment, I have to embrace the Commodores rather than doubt them. When a team is 3-0 in the SEC after having beaten South Carolina, Auburn and Ole Miss, you have to give them their due.
As for Kentucky, well, a close loss to the #1 SEC team on the road earns them some respect, but little else. Mostly, everyone else just looked worse, especially Tennessee, who barely beat a MAC team at home. If you can't figure out what happened to the once-mighty Volunteers, you're not alone. They are talented enough to be good, but so far this year, they have just packed it in.
So with all that said, here is A Sea of Blue's ballot below. The Week 6 SEC Power Poll is also up at Garnet and Black Attack.
|Alabama||3-0||6-0||4-0||45.08||20.2||1||1||Tru: Managed to hang on for the victory against UK, but I think we learned more about Kentucky than Alabama.|
|Ken: Tenuous hold on #1 spot because of questions about QB Wilson|
|LSU||2-0||4-0||2-0||45.89||20.3||2||2||Tru: Open date.|
|Ken: Two weeks to prepare for the Gators -- Pushing 'Bama for #1 honors|
|Vanderbilt||3-0||5-0||3-0||49.66||10.4||6||3||Tru: After defeating Auburn, I am forced to take a sip of the Commie Kool-Aid. Yuck.|
|Ken: Best Vandy team ever?|
|Georgia||1-1||4-1||2-1||59.05||15.2||3||4||Tru: Open date.|
|Ken: How will they rebound after receiving a lesson in losing?|
|Florida||2-1||4-1||3-1||50.21||24.6||5||5||Tru: If you only saw the score, the Gators looked fine. If you saw the game, you have questions about their offense. 3-3 fourth down conversions – Is Meyer channeling Miles?|
|Ken: Fourth quarter redemption vs. Arkansas|
|Kentucky||0-1||4-1||1-1||48.43||20.2||7||6||Tru: Rammer, Jammer, Yellow Hammer – The Wildcats made the Tide sweat in Alabamer.|
|Ken: Winning the next two will greatly improve the 'Cat's status|
|Auburn||2-2||4-2||2-2||46.25||7.5||4||7||Tru: Tuberville has told his offensive coordinator to shut up and coach. The problem is, Franklin was the only one telling the truth about the Auburn offense.|
|Ken: It's time for the Tony Franklin offense to kick-in|
|Mississippi||1-2||3-3||1-3||50.99||4.5||9||8||Tru: Close game, but turnovers did in the Rebels. After next week's open date, the Reb's schedule really gets ugly.|
|Ken: Home loss to S. Carolina hurts resurgence|
|South Carolina||1-2||4-2||2-2||47.06||8.3||10||8||Tru: Smelley wasn't so smelly this time. Have the Gamecocks turned a corner here?|
|Ken: Spurrier saved his season with road win versus Ole Miss ... so far.|
|Tennessee||0-2||2-3||0-3||49.02||1.4||12||10||Tru: 13-9 against a MAC team and only 9 first downs to the Huskies' 12 doesn't exactly make that quarterback switch look like a genius coaching move.|
|Ken: Worst UT team in a 'coons age?|
|Mississippi State||0-2||1-4||0-3||51.86||-5.2||9||11||Tru: Open date.|
|Ken: At the crossroads of terrible season. Can Sly salvage the wreck?|
|Arkansas||0-2||2-3||0-3||55.31||-20.6||11||12||Tru: The Razorbacks were in this game after 3 quarters, but gave up 21 points in the last. But you have to look at this as an improvement if you are a Razorbacks fan.|
|Ken: It's gonna be a while|