1. Alabama (1-0)
Alabama/Mike Slive conspiracy theorists are at a fever pitch as the Tide come off a bye week in time for Texas A&M.
Last week: Bye
Last week ranking: 1
This week: at Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. CT
2. LSU (2-0)
Zach Mettenberger has looked great so far and he has one more tuneup before conference play starts.
LW: Defeated UAB 56-17
TW: Kent State 6:00 p.m.
3. Texas A&M (2-0)
Mike Evans has been huge so far this season with two touchdowns in the opener and 155 yards against Sam Houston State.
LW: Defeated Sam Houston State 65-28
TW: Alabama 2:30
4. Georgia (1-1, 1-0)
A big bounceback performance for the Dawgs and they are now the clear frontrunners for a third straight trip to Atlanta.
LW: Defeated South Carolina 41-30
5. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1)
Jadeveon Clowney was described as “contained” by many pundits and that was with two tackles for loss and a sack.
LW: Lost to Georgia 41-30
TW: Vanderbilt 6:00
6. Ole Miss (2-0, 1-0)
Between Charles Sawyer’s DUI and the injury/defensive issues for Texas, the rematch from 2012 is getting stranger and stranger.
LW: Defeated Southeast Missouri State 31-13
TW: at Texas 7:00
7. Florida (1-1)
The offense just is not championship caliber, the defense is, but the offense, no. Just no.
LW: Lost to Miami (Fl) 21-16
8. Tennessee (2-0)
Two cupcakes under the Vols’ belt, now they travel to face the Ducks in Eugene.
LW: Defeated Western Kentucky 52-20
TW: at Oregon 2:30
9. Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1)
The Commodores are better than the ninth best team in the conference, but they’ll need to prove that on the field against someone of substance.
LW: Defeated Austin Peay 38-3
TW: at South Carolina 6:00
10. Arkansas (2-0)
Needing a fourth quarter rally to down Samford? Vanderbilt was owed a flip after that one.
LW: Defeated Samford 31-21
TW: Southern Miss 11:21 a.m.
11. Auburn (2-0)
There is little respect given to the Tigers and they will be able to get a little by winning the first conference game of the Malzahn era.
LW: Defeated Arkansas State 38-9
TW: Mississippi State 6:00
12. Missouri (2-0)
James Franklin looks really, really good. With a poor Indiana team next week the Tigers have a shot to enter SEC play unscathed.
LW: Defeated Toledo 38-23
13. Mississippi State (1-1)
A blowout of Alcorn State doesn’t change anything that we don’t already know about State.
LW: Defeated Alcorn State 51-7
TW: at Auburn 6:00
14. Kentucky (1-1)
The first win of the Stoops era with a chance for the first big upset this week.
LW: Defeated Miami (OH) 41-7
TW: Louisville 11:00 a.m.