Each week in the SEC, one story remains the same: Alabama is No. 1.
That didn’t change this week as the Crimson Tide took care of Texas A&M in a battle between the top two teams in the SEC Country Power Poll.
The part of the story that changes is who’s next in line to give Alabama a run.
Contenders have included the Aggies, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
For the first time this season, Auburn — winners of four consecutive after Saturday’s 56-3 rout of the Razorbacks — has emerged as the Tide’s biggest threat.
The Tigers vaulted three spots this week to No. 3 in the SEC Country Power Poll, which consists of 22 voters from SEC Country and around the nation. They sit just behind Texas A&M, which beat Auburn but lost Saturday to the Crimson Tide.
If both Alabama and Auburn run the table, that could set up another memorable Iron Bowl on Nov. 26 in Tuscaloosa.
Still there is a lot of football left to be played.
Don’t forget about LSU, which looks like a new team since Ed Orgeron took over for Les Miles. Leonard Fournette ran the Tigers to a 38-21 win against Ole Miss on Saturday in Baton Rouge.
Previous doormats South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Kentucky each won games Saturday.
Check back next week for our weekly installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 8 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||260||0||2||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||235||0||6||2||5|
|4||Tennessee (9 - 4)||211||0||5||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||200||0||8||3||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||189||0||4||2||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||151||0||3||6||8|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||7||5||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||101||0||9||7||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||95||0||10||8||11|
|11||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||54||0||12||9||14|
|12||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||44||0||11||11||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||35||0||14||11||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||4||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)