The Official SEC Country Power Poll (Week 9) is here, and not much has changed from last week’s results.
LSU, Alabama and Florida still make up the Top 3, although the Gators have gained a single point on the Crimson Tide. All eyes are on the weekend of Nov. 7, when LSU and ‘Bama will do battle in Tuscaloosa. Both teams are off on Halloween weekend.
The biggest positive mover this week was Arkansas, which leapt from No. 11 to No. 8 after outlasting Auburn in four overtimes on Saturday.
Texas A&M had the biggest drop, sliding from No. 4 to No. 7 after getting shellacked in Oxford this weekend. Ole Miss jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 with the win.
South Carolina (No. 12), Vanderbilt (No. 13) and Missouri (No. 14) have carved out their own real estate at the bottom of the poll. This week marks the first time that Vanderbilt has not held the last spot.
The full results are below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (7-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||149||0||3||7||5|
|7||Texas A&M (5-2)||127||0||5||8||4|
|12||South Carolina (3-4)||19||0||12||14||13|
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)