So Vanderbilt’s reward for playing a pretty solid game against a Top 25 team?
The same place in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll: last.
The 21-person panel consisting of SEC Country and national writers placed Vanderbilt in the 14th spot for the third consecutive week.
The Commodores (2-3, 0-2 in SEC) lost to No. 23 Florida 13-6 on Saturday but outgained the Gators 265-236 in an offensive performance that was encouraging (147 rushing yards against the nation’s No. 8 rushing defense).
Vanderbilt’s defense also looked like the Derek Mason unit people expected going into the season. It limited the Gators to 2.6 yards per rushing attempt.
The Commodores went 3-9 and 4-8 in Mason’s first two seasons and it won’t be easy to get to five wins this season.
They are on the road the next two weeks, traveling to Kentucky next Saturday and Georgia the following week before returning home on Oct. 22 with a non-conference matchup against Tennessee State.
After a bye week, Vanderbilt finishes at Auburn, at Missouri, and home games vs. Ole Miss and Tennessee.
Check back next week for the next installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 5 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||273||21||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||246||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||226||0||3||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||217||0||4||2||5|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||185||0||6||4||8|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||150||0||5||5||9|
|7||LSU (8 - 4)||144||0||9||5||9|
|8||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||7||5||10|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||123||0||8||6||10|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||78||0||10||9||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||12||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||45||0||11||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||34||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||14||12||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)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)