This is how my SEC Power Poll looks for Week 3.
We found out the Gators don't have very many play makers on the edge. We found out Tebow can still get it down on the ground. Florida did not dominate as some expected Saturday but got the job done never the less with a few players under the weather.
Bama covers the first game against the big time opponents, falls asleep in the second one, and then wakes up for the third one. Now onto the games that really count on their march back to Atlanta.
3. Ole Miss
No let downs yet in Oxford. The Rebels face their first challenge this Thursday at South Carolina. If they are an SEC Championship contender they win games like this.
Tigers finally cover a spread and show off an improved defense. But something tells me Miles isn't letting the Tiger out of the bad just yet, especially on offense.
Two straight offensive outbursts though this one was much more expected. UGA fans have to be worried about their defense though that was so maligned at the end of last year.
6. South Carolina
Gamecocks shake off early woes to defeat a decent Florida Atlantic team.
I am probably rating the Tigers lower than some and a 4-0 start likely awaits after this week. Is it Chizik or Malzhan where the turn around lies?
Wildcats get their big chance in Lexington with #1 Florida coming to town this week. I hope that guy with the Lou Holtz sign "sufferin succatash" is there again this year (I looked but couldn't find a picture of it)
Razorbacks and Ryan Mallett showed they can move the ball, but cannot stop anyone; vintage Bobby Petrino
Vols beat the 30 point spread with relative ease (and some help from the Gators) so that ignited Lane Kiffin to take a shot at Urban Meyer!
11. Miss State
Bulldogs get a big road win over Vanderbilt and some confidence. Now the next step is to play well in back to back weeks.
Commodores missed a prime opportunity for an SEC win. Might not be too many more for Bobby Johnson's team this year.
Now that I have ranked the teams from 1-12 lets place each of the teams into tier with their SEC peers.
Ole Miss, LSU
Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Kentucky
Miss State, Vanderbilt