clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

SEC Power Rankings for Week 13

New, 2 comments

Half of the SEC Championship game is set.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia has locked up a spot in the SEC Championship game after their big win over Auburn.

While in the West, Alabama’s season could be in trouble after losing their QB for the season.

#1 LSU Tigers (10-0,6-0)

Last week: #1

A week after their big win over Alabama, the Tigers made the trip to face Ole Miss and took care of business.

Joe Burrow had another big game throwing for 489 yards and 5 TDs and threw 2 INTs.

LSU didn’t have a hangover from last week as their offense was clicking right from the start, and they got the win 58-37.

The only negative was their 2nd half defense as they gave up 30 points. However, their offense was able to maintain a big lead.

Week 13: vs Arkansas

#2 Georgia Bulldogs (9-1,6-1)

Last week: #3

Georgia was faced with the tough task of going on the road to face #12 Auburn.

We knew that points would be a premium in this one with two stout defenses and that was the case.

Georgia found the endzone once in each of the first 3 quarters while keeping Auburn out to take a 21-0 lead into the 4th.

However, Auburn would come storming back in the 4th and had two separate drives with a chance to tie it up but turned it over on downs both times as Georgia wins it 21-14.

With the win, Georgia has officially locked up the SEC East and will be in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.

Week 13: vs Texas A&M

#3 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1,5-1)

Last week: #2

It was a bad week for the Tide.

Not scoreboard wise as they rolled over Mississippi State with a dominating 38-7 victory.

However, late in the 2nd quarter, Tua Tagovailoa rolled out and took a big hit that resulted in a dislocated hip that will keep him out the rest of the season.

With an SEC title game likely not going to happen, it is hard to see the Tide finding a way into the playoffs now that they have lost their QB and will be turning the job over to Mac Jones.

Week 13: vs W Carolina

#4 Florida Gators (9-2,6-2)

Last week: #4

The Gators made the trip to Missouri to face a struggling Tigers team and did enough to get the job done.

It was a big day for the Gators defense as they held the Tigers to just 6 points and 256 yards.

On offense, the Gators had their passing attack working throwing for 330 yards and 2 TDs.

It wasn’t their best overall performance, but they did enough to get the 23-6 win.

Week 13: BYE

#5 Texas A&M Aggies (7-3,4-2)

Last week: #6

The Aggies faced off with South Carolina and dominated them after the 1st quarter that ended tied 3-3.

A&M outscored the Gamecocks 27-3 the rest of the way to roll to a 30-6 victory.

Once again, the Aggies had a big day on the ground as they rushed for 319 yards and 2 scores.

After a rocky start to the year, the Aggies will have a chance to finish the season very strong as they will face 2 of the top teams in the SEC the final weeks of the season.

Week 13: @ Georgia

#6 Auburn Tigers (7-3,4-3)

Last week: #5

The Tigers had a chance to make another big statement on Saturday but fell short in their attempt at a 4th quarter comeback.

They found themselves down 21-0 to Georgia with a quarter to play and that is when they started rolling.

They scored 14 unanswered and had two drives to go and tie it but turned it over on downs each drive and fell short 21-14.

Auburn will still have a shot to make a big statement with Alabama still waiting on their schedule.

Week 13: vs Samford

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

Last week: #7

The Vols had the week off after their big win over Kentucky in week 11 putting them in a great position to make a bowl game.

After the horrible start to the year, no one expected Tennessee to be in this position, but they just have to beat one of Missouri or Vanderbilt in order to get that 6th win.

One thing we know, nothing is guaranteed with this Vols team, but they have to like the position they are sitting in right now.

Week 13: @ Missouri

#8 Kentucky Wildcats (5-5,3-5)

Last week: #8

The Cats were looking to bounce back from their heartbreaking loss to Tennessee this week against a struggling Vanderbilt squad.

Things got off to a rough start as they let Vandy drive right down the field for a TD and then a fumble returned for a TD put them in a 14-3 deficit early.

Kentucky would soon take over with an outstanding ground attack as they rushed for 401 yards and 4 TDs.

The defense had an outstanding game as well holding Vandy to 198 total yards in their 38-14 win.

Week 13: vs UT Martin

#9 Ole Miss Rebels (4-7,2-5)

Last week: #10

The Rebels had a tough task this week as they had to face the #1 team in the country. However, they put up a good fight all things considered.

The Rebels got punched in the mouth early but in the 2nd half, they looked like a different team.

QB John Rhys Plumlee gave the Tigers fits with his running ability as he rushed for 212 yards and 4 TDs in the Rebels’ 58-37 loss.

The Rebels will now have a week off before they try to end the season with a win.

Week 13: BYE

#10 Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-6,2-5)

Last week: #11

The Bulldogs had a long day as they were completely overmatched by Alabama in their 38-7 loss.

Mississippi State didn’t have much offensive success but what they did came on the ground as they were able to rush for 188 yards and a TD.

The Bulldogs are still in a good position to get to 6 wins if they can win their last two games against teams that they are more than capable of beating.

Week 13: vs Abilene Christian

#11 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-7,3-5)

Last week: #9

The Gamecocks’ season has started to fall apart since their big upset win over Georgia.

Things have been tough, and they didn’t get any easier this week against Texas A&M on the road.

This one was tied at 3 after one quarter but the Gamecocks were outscored 27-3 the rest of the way in their 30-6 loss.

They are now out of contention for a bowl game with their 7th loss of the season.

Week 13: BYE

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

Last week: #12

Another week, another loss for the struggling Tigers.

This week they faced a stout Florida defense and it gave their offense fits as they were held to just 6 points.

The Tigers will be looking to end the season on a high note as they are capable of beating each team remaining on their schedule.

Week 13: vs Tennessee

#13 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-8,1-6)

Last week: #13

The Commodores got off to a hot start against Kentucky this week as they held a 14-3 lead after the 1st quarter.

However, that was short lived as the Cats outscored them 35-0 the rest of the way and Vandy fell yet again, 38-14.

Vanderbilt had no answer for the Cats’ rushing attack giving up 401 yards and 4 TDs on the ground.

The long disappointing season continues for the Commodores.

Week 13: vs ETSU

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

Last week: #14

The Razorbacks didn’t lose this week since they were on a BYE.

However, their season isn’t going to get any easier as they have to face the #1 team in the country this week.

Week 13: @ LSU