The top teams took care of business as expected, and now, a lot of the SEC is heading into a Week 6 bye to rest and recover for the second half push.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0,2-0)
Last Week: #1
The Tide didn’t get off to the best start this week ,as they found themselves down 10-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.
However, they made up for it in the 2nd, as they outscored Ole Miss 31-0 to go into halftime with a 38-10 lead.
Tua Tagovailoa finished with 418 passing yards and 6 TDs and rushed for 1 TD in a 59-31 victory. Devonta Smith caught five of those scores.
Week 6: BYE
#2 LSU Tigers (4-0,1-0)
Last Week: #2
The Tigers had the week off after their hot start to the 2019 season.
After having an extra week to rest and get injuries healed up, the Tigers will have a game against Utah State before their schedule really starts to heat up.
Week 6: vs Utah State
#3 Georgia Bulldogs (4-0,1-0)
Last Week: #3
Like the Tigers, the Bulldogs had the weekend. Georgia is fresh off their big win over Notre Dame which was a major statement win.
The schedule shapes up really well for the Bulldogs over the next few weeks as they look to run the table and make it to Atlanta.
Week 6: @ Tennessee
#4 Auburn Tigers (5-0,2-0)
Last Week: #4
I think a case could be made for the Tigers to be ahead of Georgia in this ranking, as they have been very impressive so far this season.
The Tigers faced off against Mississippi State and absolutely dominated the game. This one was over early as the Tigers rolled to a 56-23 victory.
The SEC West is very strong at the top, and it is going to be fun to watch how it all plays out.
Week 6: @ Florida
#5 Florida Gators (5-0,2-0)
Last Week: #5
The Gators had an easy week as they took care of business at home with a 38-0 win over Towson.
What the Gators have struggled with this season is the run game. So I was surprised to see the Gators come out and throw the ball as much as they did.
I expected to see them come out and try and get the ground game going ahead of next weeks big time matchup. with Auburn.
Week 6: vs Auburn
#6 Missouri Tigers (3-1,1-0)
Last Week: #7
The Tigers were off this week, but they have been one of the more impressive teams after the Week 1 loss on the road at Wyoming.
Each week, the Tigers have looked better and better. Also going for the Tigers is their schedule over the next few weeks.
It could be a very good season for this Tiger team.
Week 6: vs Troy
#7 Texas A&M Aggies (3-2,1-1)
Last Week: #6
This Aggie team might not be as good as everyone initially thought they were, as they have struggled a lot so far this season.
The Aggies haven’t been able to take down any of the big-time opponents, and this week, they were barley able to escape against Arkansas 31-27.
The Aggies are off this week but then come right back and take on Alabama.
Week 6: BYE
#8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2,1-1)
Last Week: #8
The Bulldogs lost this week as they were dominated by Auburn 56-23.
However, they are remaining at #8 because the teams right behind them also lost, and the Bulldogs lost on the road to a very good Auburn team.
However, their schedule isn’t going to be a cake walk and they will either have to pull off some upsets or see their ranking slide.
Week 6: BYE
#9 South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3,1-2)
Last Week: #11
This was a very important week for the Gamecocks, as they were on the verge of completely falling apart and losing their coach.
But with their back against the wall, they came out and stuffed the Wildcats offense holding them to 7 points.
That was a big win for USC as they took down Kentucky 24-7.
Week 6: BYE
#10 Kentucky Wildcats (2-3,0-3)
Last Week: #9
What a disastrous start to SEC play for the Wildcats, as they went on the road and looked like a trainwreck offensively, falling 24-7 to South Carolina.
It was obvious that QB Sawyer Smith was not close to 100% after getting hurt in both the Florida and Mississippi State games.
The Cats’ inability to move the ball was concerning, and it is something they will have to figure out during the off week, or it is going to be a long season for the Cats.
Week 6: BYE
#11 Ole Miss Rebels (2-3,1-1)
Last Week: #10
It was almost an impossible task for the Rebels this week in Tuscaloosa, but they came out strong as they held a 10-7 lead on the Tide after 1 quarter.
However, it was the 2nd quarter when it all fell apart as they were outscored 31-0 on their way to a 59-31 loss.
The Rebels’ offense found a lot of success running the ball as they rushed for 279-yards.
It should be encouraging to Rebel fans to see how well the offense looked against a top team like Alabama.
Week 6: vs Vanderbilt
#12 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3,0-2)
Last Week: #13
Despite losing to Texas A&M 31-27, it was an impressive performance by the Razorbacks.
Arkansas lost their starting QB early to an injury, and backup QB Ben Hicks came in and had a very good game. He threw for 188-yards and a TD and leading the game winning drive before his receiver dropped a 4th down pass that would’ve set them up inside the 5-yard-line.
This young Razorbacks squad will only get better as they get more experience.
Week 6: BYE
#13 Tennessee Volunteers (1-3,0-1)
Last Week: #12
The good news is the Vols didn’t lose this week as they had a bye. The problem is that their next game is a matchup with Georgia.
Tennessee is having a historically bad season, and it is only going to get worse as the season continues.
Week 6: vs Georgia
#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (1-3,0-2)
Last Week: #14
Vanderbilt has won a game!
The Commodores faced off against Northern Illinois and were able to hold on late for a less than convincing 24-18 win.
It is going to be a long season for Vandy as they are struggling to score against lesser opponents and their home games are like road games as the opposing crowd is the one filling up the stadium.
Week 6: @ Ole Miss