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SEC POWER Rankings: And Then There Were Two

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Alabama and Texas A&M are left fighting for the top spot in the league after Tennessee’s first half blunders finally caught up with them.

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  1. Alabama (6-0, 3-0) - Unfortunately, no surprises here...
  2. Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0) - The Aggies prevailed in one of the best SEC games of the year, trying their hardest not to do so. It wasn’t pretty but it still goes down as a win as this team prepares for its biggest game since the Manziel era.
  3. Tennessee (5-1, 2-1) - The Cardiac Comeback Kids almost pulled out another road miracle. This team still has plenty to play for, but no rest for the weary as the Vols prepare for what appears to be their first of two possible dates with the Tide this year.
  4. Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1) - The Rebs had an extra week to assemble a revenge attack in Fayetteville this weekend.
  5. Florida (4-1, 2-1) - A much discussed postponed game with LSU has still yet to be scheduled. It gave recovering quarterback Luke Del Rio another week of rest, which should only benefit the Gators.
  6. Auburn (4-2, 2-1) - After a 35-0 first half in Starkville, coach Gus Malzahn looks like he might earn himself another season of critique on The Plains.
  7. LSU (3-2, 2-1) - With the momentum the Tigers built under the new leadership of coach Ed Orgeron, an unintended bye week was not ideal. Southern Miss this weekend should pose no threat.
  8. Arkansas (4-2, 0-2) - Another beatdown at the hands of Alabama coming after the same sort of handling from Texas A&M, the Razorbacks have been exposed in the worst ways. Throw in the fact that TCU barely escaped Kansas, and the Hogs are looking shaky at best.
  9. Georgia (4-2, 2-2) - Good on the Dawgs for adjusting to schedule/travel changes and coming away from South Carolina with a “W” on a Sunday afternoon. Traveling to Columbia hasn’t been the easiest task of late for UGA.
  10. Missouri (2-3, 0-2) - Moving up in the POWER Rankings without even playing is a tough task, but it comes as more of a default with how poorly the competition below them has played.
  11. Mississippi State (2-3, 1-2) - With the four best teams still remaining on their schedule the Bulldogs only have down to go from here. No team has looked as miserable as they did in the first half against Auburn.
  12. Kentucky (3-3, 2-2) - Count ‘em. Three wins in a month’s time is the kind of stuff that legends are made of in Wildcat football lore. Now a bye week, then Mississippi State comes to Lexington which looks like a winnable game. It’s almost a must-win if there is any shot of Kentucky going bowling this season.
  13. South Carolina (2-4, 1-4) - That Will Muschamp offense is right on pace to match some of his efforts at Florida.
  14. Vanderbilt (2-4, 0-3) - And speaking of putrid offense, how ‘bout them Commodores?