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SEC Power Rankings for Week 15

The final power rankings of 2019 saw a lot of movement throughout

NCAA Football: Alabama at Auburn John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The regular season has finished, as the LSU Tigers are the lone team to be undefeated going into the postseason.

And the preseason favorite, Alabama, didn’t even when the division and now has two losses.

#1 LSU Tigers (12-0,8-0)

Last week: #1

The Tigers closed out the regular season in dominating fashion as they defeated Texas A&M 50-7.

This one was over before it started as the Tigers held a 31-0 lead before A&M ever found the endzone.

Joe Burrow strengthened his Heisman chances by throwing for 352 yards and 3 scores without committing a turnover.

#2 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1,7-1)

Last week: #2

The Bulldogs once again defeated rival Georgia Tech in a blowout, 52-7.

Georgia’s offense was clicking the best we have seen this season and their defense was able to shut the Tech offense down.

Now their attention is turned to LSU and the SEC Championship game and their hopes to make the College Football Playoffs.

#3 Auburn Tigers (9-3,5-3)

Last week: #5

This was an impressive week for the Tigers, as they were able to carve up a stout Alabama defense and eventually win the Iron Bowl 48-45.

The last thing we all expected was a shootout, but that is what we got as neither team could stop the other.

The difference was a FG with one second before halftime by the Tigers and then a missed FG late by Alabama.

This is a huge win for Auburn and should have Tiger fans excited for the next two years with Bo Nix at QB.

#4 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2,6-2)

Last week: #3

Alabama’s offense was clicking as they put up 45 points. However, their defense couldn’t get a stop as they gave up 48 in their loss to Auburn.

This game was history for the Tide as they were 113-0 when scoring at least 45 points before losing to the rival Tigers.

Alabama will not be heading to the College Football playoff this season, which I am sure won’t be handle well by Tide fans.

#5 Florida Gators (10-2,6-2)

Last week: #4

The Gators are in a tough spot as they were able to beat rival Florida State 40-17 this week.

However, I believe that Auburn deserves to jump them in the rankings, and I don’t believe that Florida should jump Bama, resulting in them dropping to 5th.

Florida used a 23 point 2nd quarter to pull away from their rival and end the season on a high note heading into a bowl game and hoping to carry momentum into 2020.

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

Last week: #7

This season’s turnaround was extremely impressive for the Vols. They start off with a historic loss to Georgia State followed by a loss to BYU.

However, they stuck together and eventually found their footing and turned the season around to finish with 7 wins.

This week, the Vols were able to beat rival Vanderbilt 28-10 securing an above .500 record in the SEC.

#7 Kentucky Wildcats (7-5,3-5)

Last week: #8

The Cats came into their rivalry game against Louisville as a 3.5 point favorite at home but made this one resembles the game from last year.

After heading into the locker room with a 17-13 lead, the Cats outscored the Cards 28-0 in the second half to cruise to a 45-13 win.

This season, Kentucky dealt with injuries to their top 3 QBs and had to put WR Lynn Bowden in at QB for the final 7 games.

In those games, Bowden put the team on his back rushing for over 1200 yards and leading the Cats to a bowl game going 5-2 as a starter.

This was one of if not the best coaching job by Mark Stoops and his staff considering all the injuries they had to deal with.

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

Last week: #6

A&M was tasked with going to LSU to face the #2 team in the land and it was a long night for them.

LSU was able to make life difficult for the A&M defense while the Aggies’ offense couldn’t crack the LSU defense.

The Aggies finally found the endzone in the 3rd but this one was already over as the Tigers rolled to a 50-7 victory.

#9 Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-6,3-5)

Last week: #9

The Bulldogs were able to become bowl eligible when Ole Miss saw an extra point miss after a TD that was surely to send this one to OT.

While it wasn’t the best performance by the Bulldogs, they were still able to get that 6th win with a 21-20 victory.

Not the season most Bulldog fans expected but they at least got to 6 wins.

#10 Missouri Tigers (6-6,3-5)

Last week: #12

The Tiger were finally able to stop the bleeding and get a win over a struggling Arkansas team.

This one was a 3 point game entering the 4th quarter, but the Tigers were able to find the endzone once more to win it 24-14.

Despite getting 6 wins, the Tigers are not eligible to make a bowl game due to being ruled ineligible.

#11 Ole Miss Rebels (4-8,3-5)

Last week: #10

The Rebels are much better than their final record shows as they lost a ton of games that came down to one play.

That was the case this week as they found the endzone to be an extra point away from sending it to OT, but the try was missed, and they lost 21-20.

Who knows what the future holds for the Rebels in 2020, but their luck couldn’t be any worse than it was in 2019.

#12 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-8,3-5)

Last week: #11

The Gamecocks faced rival Clemson at home but even home field wasn’t enough to make this a game as they lost 38-3.

South Carolina could move the ball much against the Tigers’ defense as they were only able to get 3 points on the board.

The question for USC now is if they will make a head coach change or not.

#13 Vanderbilt Commodores (3-9,1-7)

Last week: #13

Vandy has had a lot of success against rival Tennessee in recent years, but they weren’t able to have that success this season as they lost 28-10.

This was a long season for Vandy, and I believe that they need to make a change if they want to turn this around.

#14 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-10,0-8)

Last week: #14

The Razorbacks season came to a close with a 24-14 loss to Missouri as they finish winless in the SEC.

Arkansas will now look to put 2019 behind them and hope for a lot more success in 2020.