For the first time, we have a unanimous No. 1 on top of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Seventeen writers across the country agreed that Alabama is a cut above the rest of the conference. Nick Saban’s team dismantled the previous No. 1 (and new No. 2) LSU, 30-16, in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.
The win helped ‘Bama in the national polls — and will undoubtedly boost it in the new College Football Playoff rankings — but one does not need to look further than the 16 first-place votes the Tide stole away from the Tigers in our tally to understand the magnitude of Saturday night’s power shift.
Beyond those two, Florida (190 points) is squarely in third place, followed by Mississippi State (162), Ole Miss (147), Arkansas (124) and Georgia (112).
The Razorbacks and Bulldogs tied for Week 11’s largest leap (two spots), while the Texas A&M Aggies took the largest tumble, falling from No. 6 to No. 10.
Missouri, in the midst of a players’ strike, sits in last place for the second time this season.
Here are the full results:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|4||Mississippi State (7-2)||162||0||4||7||5|
|10||Texas A&M (6-3)||84||0||6||13||6|
|12||South Carolina (3-6)||28||0||11||14||12|
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)