Sure, it’s not the same old Georgia, but Vanderbilt finally had its signature moment in 2016.
The Commodores (3-4, 1-3 SEC) stunned the Bulldogs 17-16 during homecoming in Athens, Ga. Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham snuffed out a sweep by Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie on fourth-and-1 with under a minute to go to seal the win for Derek Mason’s team.
Be excited, Vanderbilt fans. It’s a big win. The official Vanderbilt Twitter account seemed to think so, too.
It also means that Vanderbilt is no longer last in the SEC Country Power Poll.
Voters moved the Commodores up to No. 12.
The 20-person panel includes voters from SEC Country and across the nation.
Vanderbilt hosts Tennessee State this week, which is a likely win for the Commodores. These FCS Buy-A-Win games always tend to do the trick.
From there, the Commodores will have to win two of their final four games to secure bowl eligibility. Those games come against Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
If Vanderbilt’s defense continues to play like it has, that task doesn’t look quite as daunting.
Check back each week for the latest SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 7 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||260||20||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||240||0||2||2||2|
|3||Arkansas (7 - 6)||194||0||7||3||6|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||181||0||6||3||8|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||181||0||3||3||8|
|6||Auburn (8 - 5)||166||0||5||3||8|
|7||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||156||0||4||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||141||0||8||3||8|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||88||0||9||9||13|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||75||0||10||8||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||54||0||11||10||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||51||0||14||9||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||17||0||12||10||14|
|14||South Carolina (6 - 7)||16||0||13||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
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)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)