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SEC POWER Rankings: Florida Making Its Case

It's going to take winning on the first Saturday in December to make it official, but the Gators are trending that way.

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1) LSU (7-0)

Off on Saturday getting the tailgates (and livers) ready for a huge weekend bender as Tiger take to the road in T-Town.

2) Alabama (7-1)

You know it's a big game (or an extremely weak day of football) when Gameday is previewing this game seven days before it will be played.

3) Florida (7-1)

The Gators housed their rivals to the north and have all but locked up a spot in the SEC Championship Game. Coach Jim McElwain has put his hat in in the national Coach of the Year debate by reviving Treon Harris' career and getting his program back to national prominence a few years ahead of schedule.

4) Ole Miss (7-2)

The Rebels earned their first victory on The Plains, sweeping both road games in Alabama for the first time in history. More importantly, they remain in control of their SECCG hopes and have a healthy Robert Nkemdiche back in playing shape.

5) Texas A&M (6-2)

Anytime a freshman quarterback gets a "W" during his first collegiate start, it was a good game. But it still doesn't make sense what has happened to the Aggie offense. Three points last week. Only seven more than a putrid South Carolina team this week... Luckily for them the only decent defense left is the final game against LSU.

6) Mississippi State (6-2)

The Bulldogs were off before going to Columbia to face an inferior team from the East. Not South Carolina, a Maty Mauk-less Mizzou

7) Arkansas (4-4)

[Insert Bauchman-Turner Overdrive here]

8) Tennessee (4-4)

The special teams returned two kicks for touchdowns and Josh Dobbs accounted for another four scores as the Vols completed their first road conference win of the season.

9) Auburn (4-4)

Two early fourth quarter field goals weren't enough of a lead to fend off Ole Miss. But oh boy... did we get some great new faces from Bill Muschamp.

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10) Georgia (5-3)

I've never been on the "Fire Mark Richt" train, but after a lackluster performance where it looked as if his Bulldogs gave up after halftime I have my foot on the caboose. The train is picking up strong -- and this time warranted -- steam.

Fans gonna need some more of theses:

11) Kentucky (4-4)

After a 4-1 start, the Wildcat fans can be caught with one eye looking towards basketball season. There are two more winable games remaining, but no one can fault BBN for being ready to pay full attention to an indoor sport.

12) South Carolina (3-5)

A solid performance on the road in College Station but the Gamecocks couldn't find a way to score in the fourth quarter.

13)  Vanderbilt (3-5)

Is there such a thing as the worst 3-5 team in the country? Don't get me wrong, Houston is a formidable opponent for any team, but to not score a single point is embarrassing. The high from defeating Mizzou last week has evaporated.

14) Missouri (4-4)

A week off from offensive woes but back to the grind next week trying to outscore Mississippi State at home this weekend.