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SEC Power Rankings for Week 5

It looks like it is a four-team race for the SEC crown early on.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Georgia Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The top-4 teams in the conference have separated themselves from the rest of the pack and are looking to be the four teams battling it out for the SEC title.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0,1-0)

Last Week: #1

It was another easy opponent for the high-powered offense of the Crimson Tide. Tua Tagovailoa put on a show on his way to 293 passing yards and 5 TDs.

The Tide faced off with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and put this one away early on their way to a blowout 49-7 win.

Week 5: vs Ole Miss

#2 LSU Tigers (4-0,1-0)

Last Week: #2

This LSU offense is very fun to watch. In the past, when I think of LSU, I think of an elite defense to go with a power run offense.

That isn’t the case for this Tiger squad as QB Joe Burrow lit up Vanderbilt for 398-yards and 6 TDs.

The Commodores were able to put up points on the Tigers, but it was LSU that came away with the 66-38 win on the road.

Week 5: BYE

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (4-0,1-0)

Last Week: #3

It was a very impressive performance for the Bulldogs’ defense this week as they took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and shut their offense down.

Despite dominating the time of possession and forcing 2 turnovers, the Bulldogs struggled to put points up against the #7 team in the country.

However, they were able to do what was needed to get a 23-17 win.

Week 5: BYE

#4 Auburn Tigers (4-0,1-0)

Last Week: #4

The Tigers are looking like a serious contender in the SEC West, as they went on the road to face the Texas A&M Aggies and came away with the 28-20 win.

True freshman QB Bo Nix didn’t have the best performance, but the Tigers were able to do a lot of damage on the ground, rushing for 193 yards and 2 TDs as a team.

The Tigers will continue to face off with tough SEC opponents over the next few weeks.

Week 5: vs Mississippi State

#5 Florida Gators (4-0,2-0)

Last Week: #5

The Gators faced a struggling Tennessee team in their first game without QB Feleipe Franks available to play.

Kyle Trask had some success through the air throwing for 293 yards and 2 TDs. Although it wasn’t perfect, as he also had 2 INTs.

Despite the new QB, the Gators took care of business against the Vols and rolled to a 34-3 win.

Week 5: vs Towson

#6 Texas A&M Aggies (2-2,0-1)

Last Week: #6

The Aggies have had two opportunities this season to make a big statement against top-rated teams, but they have come up short both times.

We saw that again this week, as they fell to Auburn 28-20 at home in a game that the Aggies could’ve put the SEC on notice.

Fortunately for the Aggies, the team around them also lost, which is why they are staying at #6 for another week.

Week 5: vs Arkansas

#7 Missouri Tigers (3-1,1-0)

Last Week: #8

The Tigers have been on a mission since their Week 1 clunker, and they were looking to get their SEC season off to a good start.

That is exactly what they did as they rolled past South Carolina 34-14 behind 227-yards and 2 TDs from QB Kelly Bryant.

The Tigers’ schedule shapes up really well for them the next 3 weeks as they look to build on this momentum they have.

Week 5: BYE

#8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-1,1-0)

Last Week: #9

It was a big week for the Bulldogs as they were coming off a very disappointing loss to Kansas State in Week 3.

They faced off with Kentucky and got the advantage on the Cats right out of the gate with a pick-6 on the first drive.

The second half was not a good performance for the Bulldogs, but they were able to do what was necessary to get the 28-13 win.

Week 5: @Auburn

#9 Kentucky Wildcats (2-2,0-2)

Last Week: #7

This was a big week for the Cats coming off their heartbreaking loss to Florida.

This is the type of game that the Cats have struggled with in the past after a loss like that, and that is exactly what happened this time.

The Cats didn’t look like they were prepared to play in this game, and it showed early. Despite a very poor first half performance, they were able to make it a game in the second but fell short in a 28-13 loss.

Week 5: @South Carolina

#10 Ole Miss Rebels (2-2,1-0)

Last Week: #11

The Rebels lost in one of the craziest endings I have ever seen, as they had two plays on the goal-line to try and force OT, and they were kept out on both plays.

The game was there for the taking against a top-25 team in Cal. However, the Rebels came up short in a 28-20 loss.

Things don’t get any easier for the Rebels going forward.

Week 5: @Alabama

#11 South Carolina Gamecocks (1-3,0-2)

Last Week: #10

After two straight weeks of putting up a lot of points, the Gamecocks were shut down by Missouri, as they only found the endzone twice in a 34-14 loss.

With the schedule that the Gamecocks have, it is going to be hard for them to get to bowl eligibility after this brutal start to the season.

Week 5: vs Kentucky

#12 Tennessee Volunteers (1-3,0-1)

Last Week: #13

Once again, the Vols struggle and take another loss as the Gators blew them out 34-3. Vols quarterback Jarrett Guarantano had a horrific afternoon, as he threw two first-half interceptions while Tennessee fell behind 17-0 at halftime and had only 88 first-half yards.

This season has been a complete disaster for the Vols and now they will have a week off before they get ready for Georgia.

Week 5: BYE

#13 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-2,0-1)

Last Week: #12

The Razorbacks are going to be at the bottom of these rankings all season long after they fell this week 31-24 to San Jose State at home.

The only reason they are not in last place is because they have actually won two games.

Week 5: vs Texas A&M

#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (0-3,0-2)

Last Week: #14

What else needs to be said about Vandy? They played an SEC team at home, but LSU fans filled the stadium.

The Tigers beat the Commodores 66-38 and Vandy continues to be at the very bottom of the SEC.

Week 5: vs Northern Illinois