Alabama topped yet another poll, while Texas A&M was the only other SEC team in the top 10, checking in at No. 7, one spot higher than last week despite a 33-14 loss to the Crimson Tide on Saturday.
There are some significant differences between the AP poll and the CBS Sports 128. While the SEC claims one more spot in the CBS Sports poll, it does so without AP-ranked LSU (the Tigers rank 26th on CBS). Arkansas, which dropped out of the AP Top 25 after a demoralizing loss to Auburn, still checks in at No. 19 in the CBS rankings — one of only three three-loss teams and the only one in the top 20. Miami and Ole Miss are the other two, rounding out the top 25 after 10-spot drops.
Interestingly, after beating Arkansas and Ole Miss, respectively, both Auburn and LSU still rank one spot below the teams they toppled on Saturday.
After LSU at No. 26, there isn’t another representative from the SEC until No. 60, where Georgia is ranked following a 22-spot drop after a loss to Vanderbilt and a bye. Each SEC team cracks the top 100, with South Carolina moving up a spot to No. 92, the lowest ranking for an SEC team.
Here’s where all the SEC teams rank:
7. Texas A&M
25. Ole Miss
81. Mississippi State
92. South Carolina