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SEC Power Rankings for Week 12

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Things are about to get very interesting as the season winds down.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Alabama Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The game of the week didn’t disappoint, but it made thing very interesting when it comes to the playoff rankings going forward.

#1 LSU Tigers (9-0,5-0)

Last week: #1

The Tigers went into Bryant-Denny Stadium and put on an offensive show, as Joe Burrow racked up 393 passing yards and 3 TDs.

After jumping out to a big lead at the half, LSU would see Bama comeback and make it a game.

However, every time Bama cut it to a one score game, Burrow would lead a TD drive to answer right back in what might have been his Heisman moment.

The Tigers came away with the 46-41 win for their 1st win over the Tide in 8 years.

Week 12: @ Ole Miss

#2 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1,4-1)

Last week: #2

Despite the tough loss, Alabama is still the 2nd best team in the SEC and will still be in contention for 1 of the playoff spots.

Bama got off to a horrible start and found themselves down 33-13 at halftime.

Tua Tagovailoa was playing on a bad ankle and still racked up 418 yards and 4 TDs through the air.

The big difference was the crushing INT he threw right before the half that led to an LSU TD and really made the difference in the final score of this one as Bama fell 46-41.

Week 12: @ Mississippi State

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (8-1,5-1)

Last week: #3

The Bulldogs faced off with a struggling Missouri team and was able to shut their offense down the entire game.

The Tigers only had 198 yards of total offense while Georgia finished with 339 with 166 of them coming on the ground.

Georgia is going to benefit from some of the top teams losing as they are still hoping for a playoff bid after their 27-0 victory.

Week 12: @ Auburn

#4 Florida Gators (8-2,5-2)

Last week: #4

The Gators were looking to bounce back after their tough loss to Georgia in week 10 when they were at home for a game against Vanderbilt.

This one was close at the half as UF only held a 14-0 lead. However, the were able to rack up 28 3rd quarter points to blow this one open.

Vandy had a hard time moving the ball as they only had 128 yards while allowing Florida to rack up 560.

The Gators found their rhythm in a big way and rolled to a 56-0 blowout win.

Week 12: @ Missouri

#5 Auburn Tigers (7-2,4-2)

Last week: #5

It was a BYE week for the Tigers and a much needed one to try and get the offense back on track after back to back lackluster performances.

Tiger fans better hope that they have the issues worked out as they are getting ready to face off with one of the top teams in the country.

Week 12: vs Georgia

#6 Texas A&M Aggies (6-3,3-2)

Last week: #6

It was a BYE week for the Aggies who have been on a roll since their loss to Alabama back in week 7.

They are sitting at 6-3 and will have a chance to have a very strong end to the season and carry a lot of momentum into their bowl game.

Week 12: vs South Carolina

#7 Tennessee Volunteers (5-5,3-3)

Last week: #9

After their brutal start to the season, the Vols have turned their year around and are now in a great spot to qualify for a bowl game after they went to Lexington and beat Kentucky.

The Vols defense was the story of this one as they made multiple stops on 4th down turning the ball back over to their offense.

One of those stops just happened to be on the 1 yard line and the game on the line to get the 17-13 win.

The Vols will have a BYE week and will then need to beat 1 of Vanderbilt or Missouri to make a bowl game.

Week 12: BYE

#8 Kentucky Wildcats (4-5,2-5)

Last week: #7

It was a brutal loss for the Cats on Saturday as they were set up at the 2 yard line with 4 shots at the end zone to win the game and couldn’t get in.

The Cats have struggled in short yardage situations all season and it haunted them in this one.

Kentucky thoroughly dominated this game in every facet including time of possession which they won 41 minutes to 18 and found a way to lose 17-13.

The Cats are still in a good spot to make a bowl, but they desperately need a win this week.

Week 12: @ Vanderbilt

#9 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-6,3-4)

Last week: #8

South Carolina faced off with Appalachian State who is having an excellent season.

App State held a 20-15 lead, but the Gamecocks had a chance to go win it in the 4th. However, they were sitting with a 2nd and goal for the win and couldn’t find the endzone.

This was one that USC really needed as now they will have to beat Texas A&M on the road and then beat Clemson in order to make a bowl game.

Week 12: @ Texas A&M

#10 Ole Miss Rebels (4-6,2-4)

Last week: #10

It has been a season of close, heartbreaking losses for the Rebels. So, the blowout win this week had to feel great.

They were at home for a game against New Mexico State and rolled to a 41-3 win.

They dominated their opponent on the ground as they racked up 447 yards and 5 TDs while only throwing for 159 yards.

The Rebels can have a strong end to the season but next week is going to be a tall task.

Week 12: vs LSU

#11 Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5,2-4)

Last week: #12

The Bulldogs were off this week after their blowout win over Arkansas in week 10.

They will have a tough game this week, but their last 2 games give them a great shot at qualifying for a bowl game.

Week 12: vs Alabama

#12 Missouri Tigers (5-4,2-3)

Last week: #11

The Tigers didn’t have an easy assignment this week facing off with the #6 team in the country and on the road.

The Missouri run game was nonexistent as they only had 50 rushing yards. However, the pass wasn’t that much better as they had 148 through the air.

Their defense played fairly well considering the opponent, but they still lost 27-0.

Week 12: vs Florida

#13 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-7,1-5)

Last week: #13

Another week, another loss for the Commodores.

They made the trip to face off with Florida and could get the ball moving on offense as they were dominated in a 56-0 loss.

It will be interesting to see how they respond after this loss when they return home in week 12.

Week 12: vs Kentucky

#14 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-8,0-6)

Last week: #14

It was an embarrassing week for the Razorbacks as they were blown out at home by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

This one got out of hand quick and WKU rolled to a 45-19 win over the pitiful Razorbacks.

Week 12: BYE