The SEC Power Poll returns, and my ballot is a bit of a puzzle. None of the power teams, outside of Georgia and A&M, looked all that impressive, but the bottom half of the conference, outside of Vandy, looked pretty darn good. This makes it look like this is a season in which the gap has narrowed between the sharks and the minnows, and it will be hard for anyone to dominate.
Of course, it's only been one week and looks are often deceiving. We'll see how things look going forward.
In a weekend during which every SEC team exposed their flaws, Georgia showed off their strengths.
2 Texas A&M
A savage beatdown of a team supposed to contend for the SEC title. Johnny who?
It was always assumed the offense would work regardless of who was under center, but Malzahn went out and proved it this weekend.
I've seen this movie before. Miles doesn't know the meaning of the word panic. Or most words, honestly.
Showed honest to God flaws for the first time in a long time, but still won comfortably.
Scuffled for a bit, but I'm not too concerned with the week one style points against clearly outmatched teams
7 South Carolina
This is where things get dicey. Sure, they got their ass kicked, but there is too much talent for them to look as bad as they did last week for the whole season.
8 Mississippi St
That opener couldn't have gone much better.
9 Ole Miss
Dr. Bo had the most Dr. Bo game ever: 387 yards, 4 TD, and 3 picks.
Have to wait another week to see where they stand. This is a placeholder rank.
That opening win was genuinely encouraging
For almost 40 minutes, the Hogs looked like a genuinely decent football team.
Dominated a FCS team. I wouldn't call that progress, but it wasn't a negative.
The golden years came to an abrupt and horrible end.