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Week 10 SEC Power Rankings

The SEC East and West will be decided this week, and you won't want to miss it

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NCAA Football: Kentucky at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC East is now going to be a battle of Dogs and Cats when the Georgia Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats meet in Lexington next week with the winner heading to Atlanta.

On the other side, the SEC West is going to be a battle between the Tide and Tigers. It is going to be an awesome week to be a college football fan.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0,5-0)

Last Week: #1

Alabama was off this week and is still the best team in college football. Now they have another week to prepare for a huge matchup with the LSU Tigers. It’s where ESPN’s College Gameday will be this week.

Week 10: @LSU, 8:00 PM CBS

#2 LSU Tigers

Last Week: #2

Like Alabama, LSU was off this week and will now have another week to prepare for Bama in a game that will most likely decide the SEC West.

Week 10: Vs. Alabama, 8:00 PM CBS

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (7-1,4-1)

Last Week: #3

Georgia faced off in Jacksonville against Florida where they looked very impressive. They got their offense back on track and put up 36 points on the Gators and Jake Fromm threw for 240 yards and 3 TDs.

Now they will face Kentucky in Lexington for the SEC East title after knocking the Gators out of contention. Georgia is still in search of redemption from last year’s national title game loss, and they can get it by winning out and beating Alabama in the SEC Championship.

Easier said than done, but it’s still possible.

Week 10: @Kentucky, 3:30 PM CBS

#4 Kentucky Wildcats (7-1,4-1)

Last Week: #4

The Cats offense still looked lackluster this week against a not so stellar Missouri defense, but with the game on the line, the Terry Wilson-led the Cats down the field to win the game and leave Missouri with a huge victory.

Now, the Cats will get ready for their biggest test and biggest game in school history as they battle Georgia for the SEC East title. Hopefully, the Cats will get the offense figured out in practice this week.

If they don’t, Georgia will make sure they don’t get a chance for a miracle comeback.

Week 10: Vs. Georgia, 3:30 PM CBS

#5 Florida Gators (6-2,3-2)

Last Week: #5

Although the Gator were dominated by the Georgia Bulldogs by a 36-17 margin, teams right behind them also lost, and since the Gators played a tough opponent and are still one of the better teams in the conference is why they get to remain in the top 5 this week.

The Gators will have a great shot to get back on track next week when they face a Missouri team that isn’t the best defensively.

Week 10: Vs. Missouri

#6 Auburn Tigers (5-3,2-3)

Last Week: #7

It was a BYE week for the Tigers, but for them, the big loss by Texas A&M is the reason they have jumped up a spot, but they still have a lot to prove going forward, and the matchups with Bama and A&M will tell us a lot more about this team.

Week 10: Vs. Texas A&M

#7 Texas A&M Aggies (5-3,3-2)

Last Week: #6

Well, the Aggies had a real shot to make themselves a contender for the SEC West, but they were unable to get past a Mississippi State team that has been less than stellar the past few weeks, and the #16 team lost to the Bulldogs, 28-13.

The Aggies’ win streak ends at three, but they have another tough matchup next week when they make yet another road trip to face another SEC West foe.

Week 10: @Auburn

#8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3,2-3)

Last Week: #10

The Bulldogs were able to get back on track with a big home win over #16 Texas A&M 28-13. The season hasn’t gone quite like the Bulldog fans expected but they will be going bowling after next week if they take care of business and have a shot at some big wins on down the road.

Week 10: Louisiana Tech, 7:30 PM SECN

#9 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3,3-3)

Last Week: #9

It was a close one for the Gamecocks against struggling Tennessee, but they were able to make the incredible comeback and escape the game with a win in what was most likely a MUST win for Will Muschamp’s job.

USC is out of the East race, but they still have a chance to go bowling if they can beat one of Ole Miss or Florida and then take care of business against Chattanooga.

Week 10: @Ole Miss, 12:00 PM SECN

#10 Missouri Tigers (4-4,0-4)

Last Week: #8

The Tigers gave the Cats a run for their money, but they once again came up short losing their fourth game in a row to the Wildcats and remain without a single SEC win on the year. One thing for them to build on is their defense did a decent job against the Cats’ offense, but it wasn’t enough.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Tigers next week, however they do have some winnable games coming up to try and get bowl eligible.

Week 10: @Florida

#11 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5,1-3)

Last Week: #12

Yes, the Vols lost this week.

However, it was on the road in a tough environment against a solid team and they had a real shot at winning the game. Also, unlike Ole Miss, they are actually competitive in some SEC games.

The Vols should take care of business this week and then if they can win two of Kentucky, Missouri or Vanderbilt they will be going bowling.

Week 10: Vs. Charlotte 4:00 PM

#12 Ole Miss Rebels (5-3,1-3)

Last Week: #11

The Rebels had the week off but like we have stated in the past the Rebels play good against the “cupcake” teams and get destroyed when they play SEC opponents (besides Arkansas). It will be interesting to see how they look when they face an SEC East opponent after having a week off.

Week 10: Vs. South Carolina, 12:00 PM SECN

#13 Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5,1-4)

Last Week: #13

Vanderbilt was able to prove that they are not as bad as Arkansas and went on the road and pulled out a big victory and keeps their chances alive for a bowl game birth.

With as hard as the Commodores play, they will have a chance to get more SEC wins on down the road with a very favorable schedule and get that 6th win.

Week 10: BYE

#14 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-7,0-5)

Last Week: #14

Well after a shutout win over Tulsa, Arkansas lost the battle against Vanderbilt to determine the worst team in the SEC and it looks like Arkansas will finish the year out in 14th.

Week 10: BYE