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2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Eight

SEC EAST 1. Georgia (5-1, 3-1 SEC) – The Bulldogs rolled in their last outing despite losing Heisman candidate Todd Gurley to a suspension. They’re at the top of the East until someone knocks them off. Next game: Saturday, October 18th at Arkansas. Lookout for the upset. 2. Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) – The Wildcats continue to win despite everyone continuing to bet against them. They face a very difficult...

SEC Upset Special: Georgia vs. Arkansas

The Razorbacks are still searching for their first conference win, against a Georgia team that has rebounded well after the early loss to South Carolina. With a strong running game and timely defense, the Hogs will be able to hang with Gurley-less Georgia on Saturday. Arkansas’s Ability to Move the Ball The Razorbacks offense has been one of the most impressive units this season, but it’s not very flashy. They average...

College Football Reality Has an SEC Bias

College Football Reality Has an SEC Bias There’s been some complaining across the national landscape that there’s a “media bias” which favors Southeastern Conference teams amongst pollsters. Mississippi State stunned the world with its jaunt to #1 in the country (45 of 60 first place votes). Ole Miss isn’t far off their heels at #3 (with three first place votes). The best “one-loss” teams are both from the SEC, with Auburn...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Seven

SEC East 1. Georgia (4-1, 2-1 SEC) - An easy victory over Vanderbilt last week puts the Bulldogs on top of the SEC East this week. The two best teams in the East play this Saturday, but the Bulldogs will be without suspended Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley.   Next game: Saturday, October 11th at Missouri. 2. Missouri (4-1, 1-0 SEC) - They were off last weekend, but a loss to Indiana is the only thing keeping the Tigers...

SEC Upset Special: Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M

Last week Ole Miss was the focus of my SEC Upset Special, but this weekend the Rebels are on the opposite side of things. After upsetting the top-ranked Crimson Tide, Ole Miss could lose its No.3 ranking on Saturday. Inconsistencies in Ole Miss Offense Ole Miss played outstanding on defense against Alabama, which allowed them to get off to a slow start offensively. No matter how great the Rebels defense is, A&M is the...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Six

SEC East 1. Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) - The Bulldogs are the No. 1 team in the East for now, despite a close win against the Tennessee Volunteers. They’ve got serious questions on defense, but they’re still the best the East has to offer for now. Todd Gurley is the real deal. Next game: Saturday, October 4th against Vanderbilt. 2. Missouri (4-1, 1-0 SEC) - The Tigers went to Columbia, South Carolina and came away...

Week 6 SEC Upset Special: Alabama vs. Ole Miss

There has been a lot of debate about Alabama vs. Ole Miss, and as this game approaches on Saturday, it’s becoming more evident that Ole Miss has a chance to win this game. Alabama is a supreme talent and that can’t be argued, but I will show you why Ole Miss has “arrived” in the SEC and why they are ready to compete with the big boys of the conference. Bama’s Defense Against an Up-Tempo Attack Although Nick Saban has always...

SEC Upset Special: Vanderbilt @ Kentucky

This game really surprised me when I looked at the betting lines this week. Kentucky, who is coming off a season without any conference wins, is a 17-point favorite against the Commodores. Here are three reasons why I think Derek Mason and company have the chance to upset the Wildcats. Improvements Against South Carolina Sure, the Gamecocks didn’t play their best game of the year, but Vanderbilt looked better than the team...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Five

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Five SEC East 1. South Carolina (3-1, 2-1 SEC) - The Gamecocks took care of business against Vanderbilt last week even though their defense struggled for large portions of the game. They remain in the top spot due to their victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Next game: Saturday, September 27th at home in a winnable game against Missouri. 2. Georgia (2-1, 0-1 SEC) - The Bulldogs shut out...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Four

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Four SEC East 1. South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) - A huge 38-35 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs vaults the Gamecocks to the No. 1 position on our list. Dylan Thompson continued to look good at quarterback as they look to put an early season loss to Texas A&M behind them. Next game: A Saturday trip to Nashville on September 20th for a very winnable game. 2. Georgia (1-1, 0-1 SEC) - The...