A big battle in the SEC West sets up a massive showdown in two weeks that will most likely decide who comes out of the West.
#1 LSU Tigers (8-0,4-0)
Last week: #2
The Tigers have been very impressive this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball as they have been putting up insane numbers.
This week, the Tigers were tasked with a top-10 matchup against the Auburn Tigers, and the offense struggled to find its groove for nearly three quarters.
But toward the end of the third quarter, LSU scored a touchdown to take the lead and eventually and held a 10-point lead before Auburn scored a late TD to make the final score 23-20.
LSU will now have a week off before the big matchup with Alabama.
Week 10: BYE
#2 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0,4-0)
Last week: #1
Alabama has been exactly what we expected them to be this year and that is one of the top teams in the country.
They were without QB Tua Tagovailoa this week, but it didn’t matter as they rolled to a 48-7 win over Arkansas.
Bama and LSU are basically 1A and 1B, but the wins LSU have over better quality which is why Bama moved down this week.
We will see who takes the head to head matchup in two weeks.
Week 10: BYE
#3 Florida Gators (7-1,4-1)
Last week: #3
It was a BYE week for the Gators and an extra week to prepare for what lies ahead.
We will learn a lot about this Gator team as they will face off with Georgia in what could be a matchup that decides the SEC East.
Week 10: vs Georgia
#4 Georgia Bulldogs (6-1,3-1)
Last week: #5
The Bulldogs were off this week ahead of their matchup with Florida.
However, they are benefitting from an Auburn loss this week, which is why they moved up a spot in the rankings.
Week 10: vs Florida
#5 Auburn Tigers (6-2,3-2)
Last week: #4
The Tigers were tasked with a game in Death Valley against the #2 team in the land, and they held their own against LSU.
It was close battle most of the game, but LSU found some momentum and grabbed a 10-point lead for much of the fourth quarter. However, Auburn scored late to cut it to three but failed to recover the onside kick, and they fell 23-20.
Week 10: vs Ole Miss
#6 Texas A&M Aggies (5-3,3-2)
Last week: #6
The Aggies have had an up and down year to say the least, but many would say that they have underperformed for the most part.
This week, however, they faced off with Mississippi State and put on an offensive show, racking up 441 yards and 49 points.
The defense, on the other hand, gave up 433 yards and 30 points.
Overall, it was a positive week for the Aggies and a much-needed win.
Week 10: vs UTSA
#7 Kentucky Wildcats (4-4,2-4)
Last week: #10
Kentucky came into this week needing a win to keep their bowl hopes alive, and they put on a dominating performance.
Kentucky took on a Missouri team favored by 10.5 points, and the game was never in doubt, as it was the Cats who rolled to a 29-7 victory in a rain-soaked Lexington. They are benefitting in these rankings by losses that occurred in front of them.
Now, the Cats will have a week off with a chance to close the season really strong.
Week 10: BYE
#8 Ole Miss Rebels (3-5,2-3)
Last week: #9
The Rebels were off this week and have had a frustrating season with a lot of close losses that came down to one play.
This off week could’ve been just what the doctor ordered for the Rebels, and we will see if they have improved in this extra week of rest.
Week 10: @ Auburn
#9 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-5,2-4)
Last week: #7
The Gamecocks had a chance to really turn their season around with a trip to face a Tennessee team that has been less than impressive this season.
Unfortunately, they had a rough week as they fell apart in the 2nd half after holding a 21-17 lead and lost 41-21.
They will have some work to do in order to become bowl eligible, but a very winnable game vs. Vanderbilt is up next.
Week 10: vs Vanderbilt
#10 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5,2-3)
Last week: #12
Tennessee looked to be on the path for a disastrous season, but they have started to find their footing.
That continued this week after a big second-half performance allowed them to pull away from South Carolina and come away with a big 41-21 win at home.
The Vols will have a shot to make a bowl game, but they can only afford one more slip-up if they want to do it. They do have very winnable games vs. UAB and Vanderbilt left on the schedule, but they’ll have to get a tough win vs. Kentucky or Missouri to become bowl eligible.
Week 10: vs UAB
#11 Missouri Tigers (5-3,2-2)
Last week: #8
In the span of two weeks, Missouri went from an SEC East contender to now being in danger of finishing near the bottom of the division.
The Tigers backed up their embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt by going on the road and getting dominated by Kentucky in a 29-7 loss.
Maybe Missouri wasn’t as good as their record has showed, as they have struggled the last two weeks against SEC opponents on the road. Speaking of, the Tigers are now 0-3 away from Columbia after losing at Wyoming in Week 1.
Week 10: BYE
#12 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-5,1-4)
Last week: #11
The Bulldogs had a chance to get back on the right track this week against Texas A&M but fell on their face, as the defense could not stop the Aggies’ offense.
They were able to do some damage on offense but gave up 49 points and 441 yards in a 49-30 loss.
However, the Bulldogs will still have a shot to get to six wins with three winnable games left on the schedule, but they obviously have to win out to reach the postseason, and they’ve been unable to win more than two straight games this season.
Week 10: @ Arkansas
#13 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-6,0-5)
Last week: #13
Arkansas had virtually no shot this week as they were facing the #1 team in the land, Alabama.
This one was over quick as the Tide put on a dominating performance and took a 41-0 lead into halftime.
Arkansas found the end zone late to avoid the shutout but lost 48-7.
Week 10: vs Mississippi State
#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-5,1-3)
Last week: #14
The Commodores were off this week after their upset win over Missouri a week ago.
Now, they will have a chance to pull off more upsets as the rest of their season includes some tough opponents. The Commodores will get a chance to severely damage South Carolina’s bowl hopes next week.
Week 10: @ South Carolina