Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SEC Power Poll After Week 4

1. Florida

Gators are still number one in my book unless Tebow is ruled to be out for the next game or two.

Tebow's status, until fully known, should not change the outlook for the Gators right now

2. Alabama

The Alabama defense made Ryan Mallett look a whole lot more like a first year SEC starter this week. I thought McElroy would not be better than JPW – so far I am being proven wrong.

The Alabama defense looks even stronger this year

3. LSU

The Tigers flight to Starkville got delayed on Friday, but I bet they could not wait to get out of there on Saturday. I am not sure survived or escaped is even the right word for LSU’s win over Miss State.

4. Georgia

One week it’s fire (DC) Willie Martinez; next week it’s fire (OC) Mike Bobo. If Georgia stops the turnovers I think they are fine, but four games in and they have not yet.

5. South Carolina

Is the Chicken Curse broken with a win over a top 5 team? I thought ESPN’s Craig James’ comment about the energy Spurrier had this year was very revealing. Maybe the Gamecocks can make a run this year and avoid the last season swoon.

6. Ole Miss

Rebels come back to Earth after loss to South Carolina. Their offensive line looks nowhere near last year and honestly, the defensive line has not been superior this year like some thought.

7. Auburn

Gus Malzhan’s offense just keeps rolling with a healthy Chris Todd at QB. One more win for Chizik and he has doubled career win total. The first real test awaits in Knoxville this weekend.

8. Miss State

I thought it was very important how the Bulldogs dealt with success after last week. Now, lets see how they deal with bitter disappointment. I would be optimistic they will do well again this week.

9. Tennessee

Vols run defense looked really good again, but the pass defense struggled against an inferior opponent. Not a good sign with Auburn coming to town this week.

10. Kentucky

Kentucky’s early season schedule is great for season ticket holders, but not for Rich Brooks. Last week they got to see Florida and this week its Alabama!

11. Arkansas

Ryan Mallett performed much different when he had pressure on him, but most QBs do.

12. Vanderbilt

Vandy took it to Rice by running the ball and playing SEC football. Good OOC win for the ‘Dores.

Now breaking the conference up into groups of "like" teams...

Tier I
Florida, Alabama

Tier II
LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Ole Miss

Tier III

Tier IV
Miss State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Vanderbilt



  1. Hey again i just wanted to say you & i think alike. yes Florida & Alabama are clearly the class of the sec. I expect the two to meet in Atlanta again but this time i think it will be a different outcome because right now Alabama has a better all around team.

  2. Let's not mention the chicken curse....


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