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SEC Power Rankings for Week 7

A key cross-division game highlights what’s ahead for Week 7.

LSU Tigers v University of Florida Gators Photo by LSU/ Collegiate Images via Getty Images

It was a week of blowout wins for most of the SEC teams that took the field this week. However, it was the Gators that made a huge statement in the Swamp against #7 Auburn.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0,2-0)

Last week: #1

It was a BYE week for the Tide just like much of the SEC.

Now, the Tide will get ready to face an SEC opponent for all but 1 of their remaining games.

Week 7: @ Texas A&M

#2 LSU Tigers (5-0,1-0)

Last week: #2

After the BYE, the Tiger came out and got off to a rough start against Utah State as they only held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter.

However, after the rust was shaken off, we saw the same Tiger offense we have be used to seeing this year. Joe Burrow threw for 344-yards and 5 TDs as the Tigers rolled to a 42-6 win.

Week 7: vs Florida

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (5-0,2-0)

Last week: #3

Like LSU, the Bulldogs were coming off a BYE week and looked shaky at the start against Tennessee.

At the start of the second quarter, the Vols found the endzone to take a 14-10 lead. However, Georgia would find their footing and eventually take the game over, rolling to a 43-14 win.

Week 7: vs South Carolina

#4 Florida Gators (6-0,3-0)

Last week: #5

It was a big week for Florida as they were facing off with #7 Auburn. All week, we heard about Auburn’s defense, but the story of the game was the Gators’ defense, as they made life hard for Bo Nix and the Tiger offense.

Nix was forced into throwing 3 INTs, and the Tiger went 2-14 on 3rd down. It’s hard to win like that.

Florida did most of their damage through the air, but it was an 88-yard TD run that sealed the deal late for the Gators who won 24-13.

Week 7: @ LSU

#5 Auburn Tigers (5-1,2-1)

Last week: #4

The Tigers couldn’t get things going on the offensive side of the ball, as they turned it over 4 times total, but 3 of those were INTs.

Despite having such a poor day, near the end of the 3rd quarter, the Tigers had the ball at the Gators’ 10-yard-line with a chance to take the lead. However, a bad INT took the wind out of the sails for the Tigers as they would go on to lose 24-13.

Week 7: BYE

#6 Missouri Tigers (4-1,1-0)

Last week: #6

The Tigers’ hot streak continued this week as they took down Troy 42-10.

However, a scary moment for the Tigers came late in the 2nd quarter when QB Kelly Bryant was hit below the knees and he went down awkwardly on his left knee.

Bryant would exit the game, and news on how serious that injury is has yet to come out.

If Bryant is out, the Tigers will go into their 2nd SEC matchup with the backup QB under center.

Week 7: vs Ole Miss

#7 Texas A&M Aggies (3-2,1-1)

Last week: #7

The Aggies were one of the many SEC teams that were off this weekend. This was a much-needed BYE for an Aggie squad that has been struggling in recent weeks.

Plus, with Alabama looming in Week 7, an extra week to prepare is always a positive.

Week 7: vs Alabama

#8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2,1-1)

Last week: #8

After the Bulldogs were dominated by Auburn in Week 5, they had a week off to regroup as they try to get back on the winning side of things.

They will have a matchup with a low-end SEC team this week before their schedule amps up with the stacked SEC West.

Week 7: @ Tennessee

#9 South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3,1-2)

Last week: #9

After the Gamecocks ended a 5-year losing streak to Kentucky, they had a BYE week to rest and get refocused for the season ahead.

USC has one of the toughest schedules in the country and the next two weeks are going to be pivotal in the Gamecocks’ bowl game hopes.

Week 7: @ Georgia

#10 Ole Miss Rebels (3-3,2-1)

Last week: #11

The Rebels have had chances this season to have a very impressive record through 6 weeks. They just haven’t capitalized on the opportunities.

But this week, they played a very bad Vanderbilt team and rushed for 413 yards and 4 TDs on their way to a 31-6 blowout victory.

The Rebels will have a chance to make a big statement over the next two weeks.

Week 7: @ Missouri

#11 Kentucky Wildcats (2-3,0-3)

Last week: #10

The Cats had a much-needed BYE week to allow any injuries to heal and to get regrouped after 3 straight tough losses in the SEC.

From all appearances, the Cats will be rolling with Lynn Bowden at QB this week and the extra week of reps to get him in the flow and to gain confidence was huge as he is replacing the injured Sawyer Smith.

Week 7: vs Arkansas

#12 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3,0-2)

Last week: #12

After their close loss to the Aggies in Week 5, the Razorbacks had a week off to get some things sorted out.

It will be interesting to see who is the QB for Week 7 after what we saw from their backup against the Aggies.

Week 7: @ Kentucky

#13 Tennessee Volunteers (1-4,0-2)

Last week: #13

The Vols actually came out of the gate strong this week and had a lead in the 2nd quarter over Georgia. The Vols actually led 14-13 with 2 minutes in the first half, as it appeared they were going to give the Bulldogs run for their money.

However, a few mistakes that the Bulldogs took advantage of changed this one in favor of the Bulldogs.

Despite a solid effort, the Vols fell 43-14.

Week 7: vs Mississippi State

#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (1-4,0-3)

Last week: #14

The miserable season for the Commodores continues, as they made the trip to face Ole Miss, and it was another disheartening loss.

Vandy cut the lead to 10-6 in the 2nd quarter but that was all the scoring they would do as the Rebels rolled to a 31-6 victory.

Week 7: vs UNLV