Official SEC Country Power Poll (Week 7)
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!
- Also see: How the SEC fared in The Associated Press poll
- How the SEC fared in the Amway Coaches Poll
- Shute: How I voted in AP Top 25 following Week 7
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.
Your Week 7 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (8 - 0)||325||25||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (7 - 0)||300||0||2||2||2|
|3||Auburn (6 - 2)||255||0||3||3||5|
|4||Texas A&M (5 - 2)||253||0||4||3||7|
|5||LSU (6 - 2)||231||0||5||3||7|
|6||Mississippi State (5 - 2)||179||0||7||4||12|
|7||Kentucky (5 - 2)||165||0||8||6||9|
|8||Florida (3 - 3)||161||0||6||6||9|
|9||South Carolina (5 - 2)||151||0||9||6||10|
|10||Ole Miss (3 - 4)||77||0||13||9||13|
|11||Tennessee (3 - 4)||67||0||10||10||14|
|12||Arkansas (2 - 5)||65||0||12||9||13|
|13||Vanderbilt (3 - 4)||32||0||11||10||14|
|14||Missouri (2 - 5)||14||0||14||10||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)
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 Griffith (SEC Country)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)