Monday, September 21, 2009

Moral Victory! power ratings for Week 3

OK, we're getting into the meat of the SEC schedule. Florida and Ole Miss are taking their time, but they'll have a chance to move up soon enough.

Anyway, here are the weekly power rankings:

1. Alabama, 3-0 (0-0)
An impressive opening win followed by the devouring of two cupcakes.
Last week: No. 1
Next week: At home against Arkansas

2. Georgia, 2-1 (2-0)
Joe Cox was sick in the opener but has looked like Joe Montana against Gamecocks and Razorbacks. But what's up with the defense?
Next week: At home against Arizona State

3. Auburn, 3-0 (1-0)
Beat a bowl team in La Tech, dominated an SEC foe in Miss State and wore down a tough WV team.
Last week: No. 6
Next week: At home against Ball State

4. LSU, 3-0 (1-0)
That Washington win looks better than ever, huh? Oh, and the La-Lafayette quarterback wasn't better than Larry Smith after all
Last week: No. 4
Next week: At Miss State

5. South Carolina, 2-1 (0-1)
Has won a defensive struggle over a lower-tier bowl team, lost a shootout to Georgia and messed around with a D-2 club. What's next?
Last week: No. 3
Next week: At home against Ole Miss

6. Florida, 3-0 (0-0)
After administering two wood-shed whippings, the Gators play it surprisingly close against the Vols. Urban Meyer says that's because Kiffin didn't play to win.
Last week: No. 6
Next week: At Kentucky

7. Arkansas, 1-1 (0-1)
The Razorbacks can sling it around, no? Ryan Mallett is already last season's Jevan Snead.
Last week: No. 12
Next week: At Alabama

8. Tennessee, 1-2 (0-1)
Is UCLA really that good? Or is Florida not as good as we thought? Or is Tennessee better than we thought? One thing's for sure: Eric Berry can play some football.
Last week: No. 10
Next week: At Florida (2-0)

9. Ole Miss, 2-0 (0-0)
Two fairly impressive wins over two fairly unimpressive teams.
Last week: No. 8
Next week: Thursday night game at South Carolina

10. Miss State, 2-1 (1-1)
Dan Mullen can coach, and he's got some horses. He doesn't match up well against Auburn, but he sure does against Vandy
Last week: No. 11
Next week: At home against LSU

11. Vanderbilt, 1-2 (0-2)
Last season feels like a dream, doesn't it? This season feels like a nightmare, doesn't it? But here's some good news: We don't play Miss State next year.
Last week: No. 7
Next week: At Rice

12. Kentucky, 2-0 (0-0)
Looked bad at times against Louisville but got the win.
Last week: No. 9
Next week: At home against Florida

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