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Official SEC Country Power Poll (Week 7)

Power Poll

The Official SEC Country Power Poll is conducted weekly throughout the college football season.

This weekend marks the 2017 season’s seventh poll, featuring 25 voters from SEC Country.

For every first-place vote, a team receives 13 points, a second-place vote is 12, third place is 11 on down to a last-place vote which gets you zero votes.

In the minds of our SEC Country Power Poll voters, Week 7 didn’t resolve a whole heckuva lot. Eight teams remained in the same position as last week, and only one team moved as many as three spots.

For instance, LSU — despite overcoming a 20-point deficit in a 27-23 win against Auburn — remains No. 5 … while Auburn retains the No. 3 spot.

LSU (5-2, 2-1 SEC) apparently still is carrying some residual shame from its Sept. 30 loss to Troy and a 30-point defeat at Mississippi State on Sept. 16. Auburn (5-2, 3-1), on the other hand, has suffered only one other loss, against then-No. 3 Clemson on Sept. 9.

Of course, Clemson just lost at Syracuse, which had already lost at LSU … and … it’s all so confusing!

Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1) holds on to its No. 4 ranking after squeaking past Florida, 19-17, with a last-minute field goal. The Gators (3-3, 3-2) slip two spots to No. 8 after narrowly losing at home for the second consecutive week.

Alabama (7-0, 4-0), ranked No. 1 in the nation, is locked in as a unanimous top choice yet again, having earned every single first-place vote in our rankings this season. Missouri (1-5, 0-4), coming off a 53-28 loss at Georgia, sits dead last in the No. 14 position, as it has each week this season. Meantime, Georgia (7-0, 4-0) is a unanimous No. 2 in our rankings and moves up to No. 3 in the nation in both the AP and coaches polls.

Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2) is the biggest mover in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll, rising three places to No. 10 with a 57-35 win against Vanderbilt (3-4, 0-4), which slips two spots to No. 13.

Tennessee (3-3, 0-3) slips one rung to No. 11 — and turns up the heat on embattled coach Butch Jones in the process  — with a 15-9 loss to South Carolina. The Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2) are unable to move up, though, holding steady at No. 9.

Through 10/14/2017

Your Week 7 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

RANK TEAM POINTS 1ST PLACE
VOTES
PREVHIGH
VOTE
LOW
VOTE
1Alabama (8 - 0)32525111
2Georgia (7 - 0)3000222
3Auburn (6 - 2)2550335
4Texas A&M (5 - 2)2530437
5LSU (6 - 2)2310537
6Mississippi State (5 - 2)17907412
7Kentucky (5 - 2)1650869
8Florida (3 - 3)1610669
9South Carolina (5 - 2)15109610
10Ole Miss (3 - 4)77013913
11Tennessee (3 - 4)670101014
12Arkansas (2 - 5)65012913
13Vanderbilt (3 - 4)320111014
14Missouri (2 - 5)140141014

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)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Jeff Sentell (DawgNation)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Bambach
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Ryan Young
Sam Spiegelman
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)