The SEC East is starting to establish themselves against the West as once again they win a head-to-head matchup.
The Florida Gators beat the Mississippi St. Bulldogs in the Dan Mullen Bowl, further solidifying that the loss to Kentucky says more about UK than Florida.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0)
Last Week- #1
This game was a complete joke from the start. Why is Alabama playing Louisiana at this point in the season? The 56-14 win doesn’t change anything for the Tide as they continue to hang half a hundred on teams at will. Tua continues to only play one half of football and put up absurd numbers. Next week won’t bring much of a challenge as the one win Hogs are on the slate.
Week 6: at Arkansas 12:00 PM on ESPN
#2 LSU Tigers (5-0, 2-0)
Last Week- #3
It’s time to go all in on LSU and what Ed Orgeron has done in Baton Rouge. The spanked the Ole Miss Rebels 45-16 at LSU. They have everything you could want to contend for the SEC West: an offense that can score and a defense that can shut teams down. Too bad Alabama is an absolute juggernaut.
Week 6: at Florida; time and TV TBD
#3 Georgia Bulldogs (5-0, 3-0)
Last Week- #2
It’s not easy to determine the number two and number three spots at the top of these rankings. But I considered the opponents, and I felt that Tennessee is worse than Ole Miss. Georgia is still damn good, but at times it feels like they are going through the motions. Their most impressive performance of the season was at South Carolina, but the Gamecocks are now 0-2 in the SEC. At some point, Georgia is going to have to beat a team of substance.
Week 6: vs. Vanderbilt 7:30 PM on SEC Network
#4 Kentucky Wildcats (5-0, 3-0)
Last Week- #4
The Cats continue to prove that they are for real and they are doing it with their defense. They have played three SEC games and have held their opponents to 33 points altogether. Think about that. UK isn’t just beating teams, they’re spanking them and demoralizing them. They get a stiff test this week but what have we seen so far that makes us think they won’t stand up to the challenge again.
Week 6: at Texas A&M 7:00 PM on ESPN
#5 Florida Gators (4-1, 2-1)
Last Week- #6
The Gators are on their way back up the rankings as they have won three in a row following the Kentucky loss. They are now 2-0 on the road in the SEC as they beat Mississippi State in a game that the Bulldogs REALLY wanted to win. That was a show-me game for both teams, and the Gators came out on top. Dan Mullen is going to settle in, and they’re going to be really good.
Week 6: at LSU Time and TV TBD
#6 Auburn Tigers (4-1, 1-1)
Last Week- #5
The Tigers had a weird game last night against Southern Miss in which they had to deal with multiple weather delays. They won 24-13 against a 2-2 team. This team is an enigma, and the offense still has some big-time questions to answer. They are still a top ten team for now, but they will get a hungry team that is 0-2 in the SEC this week.
Week 6: at Mississippi State 7:30 PM on ESPN 2
#7 Texas A&M Aggies (3-2, 1-1)
Last Week- #8
The Aggies may have shown us their best against the Clemson Tigers in week two because ever since then they have looked absolutely average. For two weeks state they got smacked by Bama and then struggled against an absolutely terrible Arkansas team. Kellen Mond had a bad night with two interceptions and no TDs. Jimbo Fisher had to get his guys to stop fighting as frustration boiled over. How will they respond to a Kentucky team clicking on all cylinders?
Week 6: 7:00 PM vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM on ESPN
#8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2, 0-2)
Last Week- #7
After making the country think that they could be a dark horse in the West, the Bulldogs went 0-2 in consecutive weeks against teams from the supposedly inferior SEC East. Nick Fitzgerald seems to be going in reverse as he was once regarded as one of the top three QBs in the conference. The offense has been stagnant but a lot of that is due to the quality of defenses they have seen in the last two weeks.
Week 6: vs. Auburn 7:30 PM on ESPN 2
#9 Missouri Tigers (3-1, 0-1)
Last Week- #10
Mizzou moves up a spot thanks to having an off week and the losses that some other teams took. But they get a wounded team in Columbia this week.
Week 6: at South Carolina 12:00 PM on SEC Network
#10 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2, 1-2)
Last Week- #10
The Gamecocks were looked at as possibly the second best team in the East coming into the season but now they are firmly behind the eight ball as they are 0-2 in the conference. They were left completely ineffective in a 24-10 loss at Kentucky. Will Muschamp did a good job his first three seasons on the job but another loss to UK isn’t moving the needle.
Week 6: vs. Missouri 12:00 PM on SEC Network
#11 Vanderbilt Commodores (3-2, 0-1)
Last Week- #12
Well it wasn’t pretty but Derek Mason and the Dores got a win 31-27 against Tennessee State. They will end the season with seven straight conference games so things are more than likely going to go south for the remainder of the year.
Week 6: at Georgia 7:30 PM on SEC Network
#12 Ole Miss Rebels (3-2, 0-2)
Last Week- #11
Poor Ole Miss. Just when you think they may have turned things around they have to play a team out of the West, and they get destroyed. Things were ugly at LSU as they were held to just 16 points. I’m sure they’ll put up 50 on Louisiana Monroe though.
Week 6: vs. ULM 4:00 PM on SEC Network
#13 Tennessee Volunteers (2-3, 0-2)
Last Week- #13
Georgia slept walked through most of the game, and the Vols still managed to get destroyed 38-12. They’re not good. They may win one game in conference this season. I’m being kind here.
Week 6: Off
#14 Arkansas Razorbacks (1-4, 0-2)
Last Week- #14
The Hogs have now dropped four in a row. But at least they put up a fight at A&M and gave the Aggies all they could handle. I doubt that happens this week.
Week 6: vs. Alabama 12:00 PM on ESPN