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SEC Power Rankings Week 7

The SEC continues to shake up after another wild weekend.

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SEC Power Rankings

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (Prev rank: 1)

The Tide started slowly against Arkansas last Saturday but put away the Hogs late 27-14.  The Tide have been very impressive since their loss to Ole Miss in week three.  Looming Saturday is a showdown with Texas A&M in College Station

Next: @ #9 Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0 SEC) -- 3:30 PM on CBS

2. LSU Tigers (2)

The Tigers won a pseudo-home game against South Carolina last Saturday after the Gamecocks were displaced due to flooding in Columbia.  Leonard Fournette, for the moment, appears to be the front runner for the Heisman trophy.  Upcoming the Tigers get undefeated Florida, who will be without their starting quarterback, in Death Valley.

Next: vs. #8 Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC) -- 7:00 PM on ESPN

3. Texas A&M Aggies (3)

The Aggies enjoyed a week off after defeating Mississippi State on October 3.  Upcoming the Aggies have a showdown with Alabama in College Station.

Next: #10 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) -- 3:30 PM on CBS

4. Florida Gators (4)

The Gators are on a roll right now after a 21-3 victory over Missouri on the road.  However, the Gators will be without starting quarterback Will Grier for the remaining portion of their schedule.  Grier tested positive for a banned substance by the NCAA.  That doesn't make the trip to Death Valley any easier.

Next: vs. #6 LSU (5-0, 3-0 SEC) -- 7:00 PM on ESPN

5. Ole Miss Rebels (6)

The Rebels smashed New Mexico State 52-3 over the weekend.  It was a nice bounce back after a resounding loss to Florida the week before.  The Rebels play a good, underrated Memphis squad this Saturday.

Next: @ Memphis (5-0, 2-0 American) -- 12:00 PM on ABC

6. Mississippi State Bulldogs (7)

The Bulldogs handled Troy with ease over the weekend, defeating the Trojans 45-17.  Up next is Louisiana Tech, before the Bulldogs end the season with five straight SEC games.

Next: vs. Louisiana Tech (4-2, 2-1 C-USA) -- 12:00 PM on SEC Network

7. Georgia Bulldogs (5)

The Bulldogs unfathomably blew a 21 point lead in Knoxville as the Vols topped the Dawgs 38-31.  To add more insult to injury (no pun) Nick Chubb will be sidelined at least two weeks with a PCL injury.  Saturday night becomes a crucial must-win to remain in the SEC East race with Missouri coming to Athens.

Next: vs. Missouri (4-2, 1-2 SEC) -- 7:30 PM on SEC Network

8. Kentucky Wildcats (8)

The Wildcats enjoyed a week off after defeating Eastern Kentucky in overtime the weekend prior.  Upcoming is a big Thursday night showdown with Auburn.  A win not only inches Kentucky closer a bowl game, but keeps the Cats in the race to win the SEC East.

Next: Auburn (3-2, 0-2 SEC) -- 7:00 PM on ESPN

9. Arkansas Razorbacks (10)

The Razorbacks showed a lot of toughness and grit for three quarters with Alabama.  However, the Tide flexed their muscles in the fourth quarter and widened the lead.  The Hawgs are off this week.

Next: BYE WEEK

10. Tennessee Volunteers (11)

The Volunteers were finally on the right side of a comeback as they came from 21 points down to defeat Georgia.  The Vols desperately needed the victory to stay in the hunt for the SEC East.  They get a week off before a rivalry game with Alabama.

Next: BYE WEEK

11. Missouri Tigers (9)

The Tigers are not the same team that won the SEC East two consecutive seasons.  The Tigers have very little production on offense right now.  It doesn't help that it appears that the only winnable game remaining on the schedule is a road trip to Vanderbilt.

Next: @ Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) -- 7:30 PM on SEC Network

12. Auburn Tigers (12)

The Tigers enjoyed a week off, which meant less scrutiny from the media and fans.  They have the opportunity to start to right the ship this week with a road trip to Lexington to play the upstart Wildcats.

Next: @ Kentucky (4-1, 2-1 SEC) -- 7:00 PM on ESPN

13. South Carolina Gamecocks (13)

The Gamecocks are a train wreck right now.  With Spurrier's retirement it is not looking good for the remaining portion of the schedule which includes  #9 Texas A&M, #8 Florida, and #5 Clemson.  Yeah, not good.

Next: vs. Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC) -- 4:00 PM on SEC Network

14. Vanderbilt Commodores

The Commodores enjoyed their bye week off a win over Middle Tennessee State.  With Spurrier's retirement the Dores can look at the trip to Columbia as a winnable ball game.  Watch out for the Dores this weekend.

Next: @ South Carolina (2-4, 0-4 SEC) -- 4:00 PM on SEC Network