With the regular season complete, the SEC Country Power Poll has crystallized into its final form heading into SEC Championship week. You’ll be hard-pressed to argue that LSU isn’t exactly in the spot where it belongs as the Tigers check in at No. 4 in the regular season’s final SEC power poll.
A team that the Tigers have defeated is the new No. 1 — that’d be Auburn, which knocked off Alabama 26-14 in the Iron Bowl. The three teams ahead of LSU in the poll — Auburn, Alabama and Georgia — each have one conference loss.
Next up is LSU, the lone SEC team to finish 6-2 in conference play. The Tigers fell on the road to Mississippi State and Alabama this season. LSU (9-3) concluded the regular season with a 45-21 drubbing of Texas A&M. Quarterback Danny Etling led the way with 347 passing yards as the LSU offense eclipsed 600 total yards.
Five teams the Tigers beat this season are replacing their head coaches, including the Aggies.
Next up for LSU is a bowl bid to a location yet to be determined. The quality of LSU’s bowl could be boosted if two SEC teams are invited to the College Football Playoff.
Your Week 13 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Auburn (10 - 4)||286||22||2||1||1|
|2||Alabama (13 - 1)||256||0||1||2||3|
|3||Georgia (13 - 2)||250||0||3||2||3|
|4||LSU (9 - 4)||220||0||5||4||4|
|5||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||187||0||4||5||8|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||162||0||6||5||10|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||151||0||7||5||10|
|8||Missouri (7 - 6)||133||0||8||5||10|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||107||0||9||6||12|
|10||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||103||0||11||6||13|
|11||Florida (4 - 7)||63||0||10||8||13|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||47||0||12||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||36||0||14||11||13|
|14||Tennessee (4 - 8)||1||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)