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Vanderbilt dropped three spots in the SEC Country Power Poll after its loss to Alabama.

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 4)

Thomas Neumann

Ouch! The Vanderbilt Commodores are licking their wounds after suffering their worst loss in 23 years.

There is no way to unsee what No. 1 Alabama did to Vanderbilt on Saturday, punishing the Commodores 59-0 in their own stadium. It’s the worst defeat for Vanderbilt since a 65-0 loss to Tennessee in 1994.

“I was outcoached [Saturday],” Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. “We were outclassed.”

After the defeat, SEC Country Power Poll voters slotted the Commodores at No. 9, down from No. 6 last week. Vanderbilt had opened the 2017 season at No. 13 and improved to No. 11 after Week 2.

There were no statistical bright spots for Vanderbilt (3-1, 0-1 SEC) in the Alabama game. The Commodores were outgained by nearly 600 yards in total offense, 677-78. Not counting forfeits, the Commodores’ most recent win over Alabama was a 30-21 victory in 1984.

Mason and his players would be wise to turn the page on this game quickly, and it appears they plan to do that.

“I’m not going to fall into the abyss,” Mason said after the game.

The next opportunity arrives Saturday when the Commodores play at Florida (2-1, 2-0), which is ranked No. 21 nationally and No. 4 in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Gators rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday.

In the first three games of the season, Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur threw for 703 yards and 8 touchdowns without an interception on 49-of-69 passing. Against Alabama, Shurmur threw for 18 yards and an interception on 4-of-15 passing. He will look to get back on track next week against a Florida defense that allows 232 passing yards per game.

Check back each Sunday night to see where Vanderbilt sits in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.

Your Week 4 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

1Alabama (8 - 0)35127111
2Georgia (7 - 0)3240222
3Auburn (6 - 2)2910435
4Florida (3 - 3)2570537
5Mississippi State (5 - 2)2420338
6LSU (6 - 2)19607410
7Kentucky (5 - 2)18108511
8Texas A&M (5 - 2)151012514
9Vanderbilt (3 - 4)11506513
10Tennessee (3 - 4)11109513
11South Carolina (5 - 2)101010813
12Arkansas (2 - 5)78011413
13Ole Miss (3 - 4)54013914
14Missouri (2 - 5)50141014

This week's voters:

Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Blake Morgan
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Bambach
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Ryan Young
Sam Spiegelman
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)