Last 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. This week, there’s a logjam beneath No. 1 Ole Miss.
The Rebels received 12 first-place votes to remain comfortably ahead of LSU (three first-place votes) and Georgia (two), which tied for the second spot.
There’s another tie at No. 4, where Alabama ceded ground to undefeated Texas A&M.
The No. 6 through No. 9 slots all went to teams that gained ground this week. That includes the week’s biggest positive mover, Kentucky. The Wildcats jumped from No. 11 to No. 8 after upsetting Missouri in Lexington on Saturday night.
Vanderbilt (No. 14) finally got some love. The Commodores received two points after recording zero last week.
|RANK||TEAM||PREV||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|T2||Louisiana State (3-0)||2||197||3||1||4|
|T4||Texas A&M (4-0)||5||161||0||2||6|
|6||Mississippi State (3-1)||7||130||0||5||7|
|13||South Carolina (2-2)||13||23||0||11||14|
Previous results: Week 4
Here is the Week 5 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)
Official SEC Country Power Poll (Week 5) http://t.co/oTjiWScYnI
— SEC Country (@seccountry) September 27, 2015