Even when Vanderbilt wins, it can’t gain ground in the SEC Country Power Poll.
The day after pulling off a dramatic 31-30 victory against Western Kentucky in overtime, the Commodores (2-2, 0-1 in SEC) remained 14th among 14 teams in the weekly SEC Country Power Poll.
The poll consists of 22 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
The road victory evened Vanderbilt’s record and the Hilltoppers fell to 2-2 with both losses coming against SEC teams.
In Week 2, Alabama beat Western Kentucky 38-10 and limited the Hilltoppers to 12 first downs and 239 total yards. Against Vanderbilt, WKU totaled 27 first downs and 496 yards.
Vanderbilt will attempt to pick up its first SEC win next Saturday at home against Florida.
The Commodores have lost 24 of their last 25 games against the Gators, but that win came in 2013 (34-17) and they narrowly lost last season in Gainesville, 9-7.
Saturday’s game continues a stretch of three consecutive SEC East contests.
Four of Vanderbilt’s next five games will be on the road against SEC opponents (Kentucky, Georgia, Auburn and Missouri) with a home game against Tennessee State in between.
Check back next week to see the Week 5 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Through Week 4Results are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||262||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||234||0||4||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||227||0||7||2||5|
|5||Florida (9 - 4)||182||0||5||4||8|
|6||Arkansas (7 - 6)||176||0||3||4||9|
|7||Auburn (8 - 5)||147||0||9||5||9|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||137||0||6||6||9|
|9||LSU (8 - 4)||131||0||8||6||9|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||72||0||10||10||12|
|11||Missouri (4 - 8)||69||0||11||10||14|
|12||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||13||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||23||0||12||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||10||0||14||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)