Despite having the second fewest number of losses in the SEC, Florida is the third-best team in the latest SEC Country Power Rankings.
After a 27-2 loss to Florida State, Florida was leapfrogged by Ole Miss in the rankings. If you forget, the Gators dominated the Rebels earlier this season. That game seems like an eternity ago after watching Florida struggle for the past four weeks.
The rise of Ole Miss in these rankings could foreshadow what’s to come in Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff rankings.
Barring a major upset in the SEC championship game, Ole Miss is likely to end up in the Sugar Bowl instead of Florida. The Gators would likely end up in the Citrus Bowl or Outback Bowl.
Here is the complete poll:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|7||Mississippi State (8-4)||122||0||4||9||4|
|9||Texas A&M (8-4)||98||0||6||10||8|
|14||South Carolina (3-9)||7||0||12||14||14|
Here is this week’s voting roster:
Adam Sparks (Nashville Tennessean)
Anthony Chiang (Palm Beach Post)
Aaron Suttles (Tuscaloosa News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat)
Chip Towers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution & DawgNation)
Dana Sulonen (Opelika-Auburn News)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
Dustin Dopirak (Knoxville Sentinel)
Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
John Davis (Oxford Citizen)
Richard Croome (Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Scott Rabalais (Baton Rouge Advocate)
Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports)
Zac Ellis (Sports Illustrated)