I’m a little late with the SEC Power Poll Ballot this week, the time got away from me. The good news is, once again all of A Sea of Blue’s voters represented, and I think we came up with a good ballot over all.
You can find the final results of the Power Poll here at Team Speed Kills for last week. Some quick observations:
Will’s ballot deviated the most from orthodoxy, putting Arkansas up at #7 and Florida down at #12.
Amazing to find Kentucky and Florida tied for 10th on ASoB’s ballot, and the overall SEC voters raking the Wildcats higher at #9. Seems like we have a tiny bit of an abusive relationship with our football team.
Most SEC voters agree with Will about Florida’s position.
#1 was unanimous across the board. As Brandon notes in his comments, it has been a while since #1 has not been from the state of Alabama.
Here is the ballot, make your comments below.
|1||1||1||1.00||1||Mississippi State||Beat Kentucky on the road, which is no easy feat this year. You have to worry about their defense, though.|
|2||2||2||2.00||2||Alabama||Not nearly as convincing as last week. Maybe the Tide are not quite as formidable as they looked last week. Or maybe Tennessee's better than advertised... Nah.|
|4||3||3||3.33||3||Mississippi||Ran into a game Bayou Bengal squad fresh of a murder-death-kill of Kentucky, and the Tigers were still red in tooth and claw.|
|3||4||6||4.33||4||Auburn||Bye week rust and a canny Ol' Ball Coach gave the Fighting Malzahns quite a fright.|
|5||5||5||5.00||5||Georgia||The WLOCP looks like a shoo-in for the Dawgs next week. Has Muchamp given up? I guarantee the Gator faithful have.|
|6||6||4||5.33||6||LSU||Well, if they think they passed a test last week, now they get a Saban rectal exam.|
|7||7||8||7.33||7||Missouri||Kind of muddled through against Vanderbilt, but the Wildcats next week have their eye on a bowl, and the talent to get it done.|
|8||8||9||8.33||8||Texas A&M||They shouldn't need a defense to beat ULM, but they'd better bring an offense to the party.|
|11||12||7||10.00||9||Arkansas||They finally won, although they have yet to beat an SEC squad. To be fair, they are still pretty good.|
|9||10||12||10.33||T10||Florida||What is this team? Will Muschamp has seemingly regressed into an ex-coach before he's even been fired.|
|10||11||10||10.33||T10||Kentucky||Everybody now knows this is a dangerous team. Dangerous, that is, if you don't have a stout defense.|
|12||9||11||10.67||12||South Carolina||We know one thing – the Gamecocks' young defense is inadequate. But with the Visor involved in the playcalling, you'd better be careful, as Auburn nearly discovered to their woe.|
|13||13||13||13.00||13||Tennessee||Call me crazy, but losing every SEC game despite playing a few close ones isn't making me fear them.|
|14||14||14||14.00||14||Vanderbilt||Hey, they scored at Missouri – twice. And were in the game. Of course, they still lost.|