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Jordan-Hare Stadium became a raucous party scene in the moments after Auburn's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

2017 SEC Country Power Poll (Week 13): No doubt, it’s Auburn

Thomas Neumann

The SEC Country Power Poll has a new boss.

Auburn made that point emphatically Saturday night with a 26-14 dismantling of archrival Alabama in the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium. In so doing, the Tigers punched their ticket to the SEC Championship Game and a rematch with Georgia. They also became the first team to evict the Crimson Tide from the top spot in the SEC Country Power Poll in the past two seasons.

The Tigers (10-2, 7-1 SEC) didn’t receive a single first-place vote in the SEC Power Poll last year or this season through the first 12 weeks. This week, they received every single one.

Alabama (11-0, 7-0) drops to the No. 2 spot, narrowly ahead of SEC East champ Georgia.

Another rivalry game that tweaked our rankings was Ole Miss’ stunning 31-28 win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl on Thursday.

The Rebels (6-6, 3-5) moved up one position, jumping Florida into the No. 10 spot. Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4) slipped behind LSU into the No. 5 spot. Now the Bulldogs must search for someone to replace coach Dan Mullen, who is off to Gainesville to rebuild the Gators.

Meantime, at the bottom of the barrel, Vanderbilt toppled Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in a matchup of rivals who were hoping to avoid a winless SEC season. Vandy (5-7, 1-7) beat the Vols in a romp, 42-24, moving up to No. 13 and escaping the SEC Country Power Poll basement.

Tennessee (4-8, 0-8), which had never before lost as many as eight games or gone winless in SEC play in a single season, drops to the No. 14 spot. Tennessee still leads the all-time series against Vanderbilt, 75-32-5, but the Commodores have now won four of the past six meetings.

Your Week 13 SEC Country Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

RANK TEAM POINTS 1ST PLACE
VOTES
PREVHIGH
VOTE
LOW
VOTE
1Auburn (10 - 3)28622211
2Alabama (11 - 1)2560123
3Georgia (12 - 1)2500323
4LSU (9 - 3)2200544
5Mississippi State (8 - 4)1870458
6South Carolina (8 - 4)16206510
7Texas A&M (7 - 5)15107510
8Missouri (7 - 5)13308510
9Kentucky (7 - 5)10709612
10Ole Miss (6 - 6)103011613
11Florida (4 - 7)63010813
12Arkansas (4 - 8)47012814
13Vanderbilt (5 - 7)360141113
14Tennessee (4 - 8)10131314

This week's voters:

Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Blake Morgan
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)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Sam Spiegelman
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)