There’s no such thing as a good loss. Or is there? The Week 6 SEC Country Power Poll puts that theory to the test.
Texas A&M is up one spot to No. 4 in the latest poll — after suffering a 27-19 defeat at home.
Of course, this was no ordinary loss. The Aggies (4-2, 2-1 SEC) traded punches with mighty Alabama on Saturday, rebounding from a 21-point deficit to score 16 of the game’s final 19 points. That’s no small accomplishment, considering the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0) demolished Vanderbilt and Ole Miss by a combined score of 125-3 in the previous two weeks.
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Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the nation, is once again a unanimous top choice in the SEC Country Power Poll, having earned every first-place vote this season.
Georgia (6-0, 3-0) flexed its muscles with a 45-14 win at Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-3) to remain No. 2 in our rankings and move up one spot to No. 4 in the AP Top 25.
LSU (4-2, 1-1) is the biggest winner of the week, moving up five spots to No. 5 after its emotional, 17-16 win at Florida. The Tigers had dropped four slots to No. 10 after losing at home to Troy in Week 5. The Gators (3-2, 3-1) slide two places to No. 6 in the Power Poll this week.
Missouri (1-4, 0-3) put up a fight but lost at Kentucky, 40-34, to remain in the SEC basement. Meanwhile, fans of the Wildcats (5-1, 2-1) must be wondering what it will take to earn the respect of our voting panel. Their only loss came by one point to Florida, but they also have several narrow wins against pedestrian opponents.
The sneakiest move of the week has to be Tennessee (3-2, 0-2), which hasn’t scored a point in two weeks but still moved up two spots to No. 10. The Vols were off in Week 6, which allowed some of the stink from their 41-0 loss to Georgia the week before to dissipate.
Be sure to check back each Sunday night to see how our experts rank the 14 SEC teams.
Your Week 6 SEC Country Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (13 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (13 - 2)||310||0||2||2||3|
|3||Auburn (10 - 4)||288||0||3||2||3|
|4||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||241||0||5||4||9|
|5||LSU (9 - 4)||201||0||10||5||9|
|6||Florida (4 - 7)||197||0||4||4||9|
|7||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||190||0||7||4||10|
|8||Kentucky (7 - 6)||178||0||6||4||10|
|9||South Carolina (9 - 4)||153||0||8||5||11|
|10||Tennessee (4 - 8)||89||0||12||7||12|
|11||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||79||0||11||9||13|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||65||0||9||7||13|
|13||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||30||0||13||11||14|
|14||Missouri (7 - 6)||7||0||14||12||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)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)