LSU’s trip to Alabama on Nov. 7 will go a long way toward deciding the SEC West crown.
Nobody wants to wait three weeks to see these teams play, but in the meantime, the Tigers and Crimson Tide can duke it out in various power rankings.
The SEC Country Power Poll gave its resounding answer on Monday morning: LSU is better.
Louisiana State collected 15 first-place votes (out of 17) while Alabama grabbed the remaining two. The rivals have carved out a level for themselves at the top of the rankings; none of the voters gave Florida, Texas A&M or Mississippi State a single second-place vote.
Five of the top six teams represent the SEC West, while three East teams — Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt — round out the bottom.
Check out the full results below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (6-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|4||Texas A&M (5-1)||172||0||3||4||3|
|5||Mississippi State (5-2)||135||0||5||11||6|
|13||South Carolina (3-4)||17||0||13||13||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)