Vanderbilt’s bowl hopes are officially on life support.
The Commodores lost to Missouri 26-17 on Saturday, dropping them to 4-6 on the year. A week after nearly upsetting a top-ten team in Auburn, Vanderbilt gave up 19 unanswered points to Missouri to start the game. The Commodores came back, but it wasn’t enough.
But it wasn’t just their bowl prospect that took a hit. The Commodores fell in the SEC Country Power Poll for the second week in a row, flip-flopping with Missouri. Vanderbilt is now ranked No. 14 in the latest Power Poll.
The 26-person panel consists of voters from SEC Country and across the nation.
With two games remaining, Vanderbilt can still get to a bowl game. It just doesn’t look likely.
Vanderbilt closes with a home games against Ole Miss and Tennessee, and will be underdogs in both. The Rebels most recently upset No. 8 Texas A&M beyond a stellar debut by freshman quarterback Shea Patterson.
Tennessee could very well be playing for a trip to Atlanta when it travels to Nashville the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Tough sailing for the Commodores, sure. But not impossible.
The games are at home, right?
Check back each week for the latest edition of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 11 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||LSU (8 - 4)||302||0||4||2||6|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||271||0||2||2||7|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||242||0||6||2||8|
|5||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||220||0||3||2||9|
|6||Tennessee (9 - 4)||208||0||7||4||10|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||181||0||5||4||11|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||168||0||9||4||10|
|9||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||165||0||8||5||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||111||0||11||7||11|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||68||0||10||9||14|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||60||0||12||10||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||23||0||14||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)