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A lot of FCS teams are better than UTEP, and the Vols only got 24 on them. Their next four games (vs. Florida, at Georgia, at Auburn, vs. Alabama) could get ugly.
Vandy put up an admirable fight in South Bend, but came up short. Their pass defense appears to be a really salty group, but they really struggled to stop the run.
Hey look what happens when a semi-functional SEC team plays Colorado State! 48-10.
10. Ole Miss
Oh no Rebels. That’s what happens when you don’t respect the Tide enough. Ole Miss scored first , which apparently just pissed them off as they scored 62 unanswered.
3-0 and feeling really good going into a tough Mississippi State game. Getting to 6-7 wins looks very attainable at this point.
8. South Carolina
No game this weekend due to Hurricane Florence. The Gamecocks will certainly be expected to get back on track against Vanderbilt and Kentucky in the next two weekends.
Is Purdue a good Power 5 team this year? No, but a road win against a P5 school is always a good one.
6. Texas A&M
Didn’t get off to the fastest start against UL-Monroe, but eventually cruised to an easy win. Now it’s their turn to take on Bama.
The margins are thin in the SEC. They’re a field goal away from being third in the conference and knocking on the door of the top-5 in the country.
4. Mississippi State
56-10 over the Ragin’ Cajuns and Mississippi State’s first quarter of the season has gone about as well as they could have hoped.
Will LSU play like the third best team in the conference the rest of the year? Probably not, LSU has always been especially volatile. But right now with wins over Miami and Auburn (Neither of which were at Death Valley) is the most impressive resume in the SEC right now.
Blew out Middle Tennessee, even with the late time change. The SEC is still a two team race.