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SEC POWER Rankings: Auburn Rolling, UT Reeling

If Auburn continues their trend, the Iron Bowl becomes much more than a regional story. Meanwhile, it’s tough times in Knoxville.

Auburn v Mississippi Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images
  1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0) - The Tide were off this week and travel to Baton Rouge for Verne Lundquist’s last Saban Bowl.
  2. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) - A six-touchdown win over New Mexico State was much needed after losing to Bama the week before.
  3. Auburn (6-2, 4-1) - The Tigers are playing their way into a winner-takes-all (a trip to Atlanta) Iron Bowl come the last weekend of the regular season. We all know who Kamryn Pettway is and now the rest of the country should, too. He’s only averaging 156 yards in conference play...
  4. Florida (6-1, 4-1) - It’s really a shame this Florida defense doesn’t have a good offense with which to travel, especially when the head coach was hired to change this trend two years ago.
  5. LSU (5-2, 3-1) - The Tigers were off as well before their date on the Bayou with Alabama. We’ll find out much more about the Tiger offensive renaissance this weekend.
  6. Arkansas (5-3, 1-3) - If the offense can find a way to move the ball against Florida’s offense an upset over the No. 5-ranked team isn’t out of the question.
  7. Tennessee (5-3, 2-3) - Butch Jones has had better months during his tenure on Rocky Top. A loss as a two-touchdown favorite and your top offensive weapon requesting to transfer, that’s only two days work for what has been a dismal three weeks for Butch.
  8. Ole Miss (3-5, 1-4) - The Rebels went winless in the month of October, despite quarterback Chad Kelley looking like a Heisman candidate against a talented Auburn defense. If Ole Miss can’t beat Georgia Southern this weekend... buh bye Hugh Freeze.
  9. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) - Squarely second in the east and No. 9 in the POWER Rankings seems about right. Granted it was against a terrible Missouri team, but this win puts the Wildcats one away from a bowl game.
  10. Georgia (4-4, 2-4) - The Dawgs are only about 50 pounds per player of the offensive and defensive lines and a few playmakers at receiver away from being good again.
  11. South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) - Good on you Will Muschamp for getting a win over a confusing Tennessee squad. This week’s matchup with Missouri comes with enormous pressure if the Gamecocks have bowling in their future.
  12. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) - No loss is a good week in Nashville for Derek Mason’s bunch.
  13. Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) - The offense looked great for both Bulldog teams on the field in Starkville on Saturday. State scored 56 points, and Samford had a bunch of fun tallying over 600 yards of total offense.
  14. Missouri (2-6, 0-4) - At one point, the Tigers were losing 35-7 at home to Kentucky. It’s been a tough first year for coach Barry Odom.