This week, SEC Country decided to fill the void and assemble a group of the conference’s best reporters to produce the first-ever Official SEC Country Power Poll.
While national polls are often filled with SEC teams, we thought it was time to pay special attention to the best collection of football programs in America. Fans can check in every Sunday evening to see how their favorite schools fared in the newest round of voting.
The Week 4 poll features Ole Miss at No. 1 (13 first-place votes out of 17) after the Rebels traveled to Tuscaloosa and took down Alabama on Saturday night.
‘Bama now sits at No. 4 in the Power Poll, behind LSU (two first-place votes) and Georgia (two first-place votes).
Texas A&M rounds out the top five, then there is a big drop-off before Missouri claims the No. 6 spot. That alley (No. 6 through No. 9) is tightly contested, as Mizzou, Mississippi State (No. 7), Tennessee (No. 8) and Florida (No. 9) are all within three points of each other.
Unsurprisingly, Vanderbilt holds down the back end of the poll with zero points. The Commodores defeated Austin Peay, 47-7, on Saturday afternoon, but will need an upset or two to earn respect from the voters.
Speaking of the voters… They represent every major SEC region, and the group also includes a few national voices. Here is this week’s 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)
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE VOTES|
|2||Louisiana State (2-0)||199||2|
|5||Texas A&M (3-0)||160||0|
|7||Mississippi State (2-1)||106||0|
|13||South Carolina (1-2)||22||0|