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SEC Power Rankings for Week 9

Alabama continues to dominate the league.

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It was a week that most of the top teams were on their BYE week, but Alabama continues to look like the team to beat for the SEC title.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0)

Last week: #1

It was another impressive week for the Tide as they faced off with Tennessee and absolutely dominated 48-17 winning their 14th in a row over the Vols.

Unfortunately, the Tide lost superstar wide receiver Jaylen Waddle for the season due to a leg injury that he suffered on the opening kickoff.

However, they players behind Waddle stepped up in a big way as the Tide recorded 417-passing yards in the victory.

Week 9: vs Mississippi State

#2 Georgia Bulldogs (3-1)

Last week: #2

The Bulldogs were one of the many SEC teams that were on their BYE week this week.

Now the Bulldogs had a week off to get any minor injuries healed up as they will look to bounce back in week 9 after their week 7 loss to Alabama.

Week 9: @ Kentucky

#3 Texas A&M Aggies (3-1)

Last week: #3

The Aggies are looking to be one of the teams on the rise in the SEC after their hot start to the season with their only loss being to Alabama.

The Aggies had the week off but will look to keep the momentum rolling in week 9.

Week 9: vs Arkansas

#4 Florida Gators (2-1)

Last week: #4

The Gators were also one of the teams that were on their BYE week this week, but it was their 2nd consecutive week off as they missed last week as well due to the team dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus.

However, they are currently scheduled to resume play in week 9 as they look to get back on the winning track.

Week 9: vs Missouri

#5 Auburn Tigers (3-2)

Last week: #5

The Tigers came into this week with a lot of question marks as the season hasn’t gotten off to the start that many envisioned.

In this one they faced an Ole Miss team that is very dangerous offensively, but they were able to sneak away with the 35-28 victory.

Auburn was fortunate that they were on the positive side of a very controversial call that would’ve put the Rebels up by at least 8-points late.

The Tigers still have a lot to work on, but they were able to pull out another close win.

Week 9: vs LSU

#6 LSU Tigers (2-2)

Last week: #7

The defending national champs have been rather disappointing so far in 2020 as they lost a ton of talent off their title team in 2019.

However, after the slow start the Tigers were able to get a convincing 52-24 victory over South Carolina.

It was a great game for the Tigers’ rushing attack as they rushed for 277-yards and 3 TDs on the night. Also, Coach O decided to roll with TJ Finley at QB and he put up 265-yards and 2 TDs through the air.

It was a win that the Tigers had to have, and they did it in dominating fashion.

Week 9: @ Auburn

#7 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-2)

Last week: #9

The Razorbacks were on their BYE week this week, but they are reaping the benefits of some teams previously ranked ahead of them losing.

In week 9, the Razorbacks will have an opportunity to make a big statement, but it is not going to be an easy place to go in and get a win.

Week 9: @ Texas A&M

#8 Kentucky Wildcats (2-3)

Last week: #6

Kentucky entered week 8 with a worry that this could be a trap game fresh off their blowout win over Tennessee and with Georgia waiting in week 9.

That was exactly the case as the Cats didn’t look motivated to be on the field. It was an absolute putrid performance from the offense.

They only put up 47 passing yards on a team that was giving up over 300 on averaged. However, the Cats strength has been running the ball and they completely went away from it rushing just 23 times for 98-yards.

A very sloppy performance that ended in a 20-10 loss ending a 5-game winning streak over Missouri.

Week 9: vs Georgia

#9 Tennessee Volunteers (2-3)

Last week: #8

It was a tall task for the struggling Vols as they faced an Alabama team that has now beaten them 14 straight times after their 48-17 loss.

The Vols’ offense did find some rhythm in the game putting up 302-yards and only turning it over once.

However, on the defensive side they couldn’t stop the Tide as they gave up 587-yards while forcing one turnover of their own.

It was a better outing for the Vols but not good enough to take down the Tide.

Week 9: BYE

#10 Missouri Tigers (2-2)

Last week: #12

The Tigers had the week off prior to this week’s matchup with Kentucky and it showed on the field as they were able to build off their week 6 victory over LSU beating the Cats 20-10.

It was the story of the ground attack for the Tigers as they were able to rush for 220-yards and 2 TDs on the stout front seven of Kentucky.

Missouri needed to end their losing streak to the Cats, and it was obvious that they wanted it more as they look to rebuild this once stout Missouri program.

Deciding where to rank Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri was tough due to their performances against each other. Tennessee beat Missouri at home 35-12, Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville 34-7, and Missouri beat Kentucky at home 20-10. Seeing as how Kentucky had the biggest win and it was on the road, that’s essentially the tiebreaker, for now anyways.

Week 9: @ Florida

#11 South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)

Last week: #10

The Gamecocks were coming off a big home win over Auburn, but they were not able to back it up on the road against the defending national champs as they were dominated 52-24.

It was a solid offensive performance as they put up 403-yards of offense and 24-points. The issue was they couldn’t stop the Tigers’ offense as they gave up 541-yards of offense.

Now the Gamecocks will have a week off before they get a chance to bounce back.

Week 9: BYE

#12 Ole Miss Rebels (1-4)

Last week: #11

The Rebels have been one of the best offensive teams all season it just hasn’t translated to many wins because the defense isn’t up to par.

However, they had a real shot to defeat Auburn this week and if they were not on the wrong end of a controversial call then they very well likely come away with the win.

But that is the way sports go sometimes and they came up just short fall to Auburn 35-28.

Week 9: @ Vanderbilt

#13 Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-3)

Last week: #13

The Bulldogs had the week off to get rested up as they look to get back on the winning side of things.

The Bulldogs have not looked good since their opening week win over LSU as they have lost 3 straight prior to this BYE week.

Week 9: @ Alabama

#14 Vanderbilt Commodores (0-3)

Last week: #14

This was the second week in a row that the Commodores didn’t lose but once again it was because they didn’t play.

Like much of the SEC, the Commodores were on their BYE this week.

Week 9: vs Ole Miss