Sep 14, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen (10) scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Southern Miss 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Power Rankings after Week 3

Sep 14, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks with Texas A

1. Alabama (2-0, 1-0)

The offense put up 49 points but the defense also gave up 42. A lot of secondary problems for the Tide to hash out against the Rams this week.

Last week: Defeated Texas A&M 49-42

Last week’s ranking: 1

This week: Colorado State 6:00 p.m. CT

2. LSU (3-0)

Zach Mettenberger now has nine touchdowns on the season. Their opponents are a combined 2-6 but the improvements in his game are evident.

LW: Defeated Kent State 45-13

LR: 2

TW: Auburn 6:45 p.m.

3. Georgia (1-1, 1-0)

Tuneup against North Texas before taking on LSU between the hedges on the 28th.

LW: Bye

LR: 4

TW: North Texas 11:21 a.m.

4. South Carolina (2-1, 1-1)

USC fans were in a social media psychosis midway through the fourth quarter against Vanderbilt. Luckily for their blood pressure, this week is football-free for the Gamecocks.

LW: Defeated Vanderbilt 35-25

LR: 5

TW: Bye

5. Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0)

Zero current Rebels were alive when Ole Miss was last 3-0. There’s a lot of excitement but still a lot to improve upon before next week’s trip to T-Town.

LW: Defeated Texas 44-23

LR: 6

TW: Bye

6. Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1)

Most teams don’t fall this far in the power rankings after losing to Alabama, but the Aggies are now 36.0 ppg. Everything is bigger in Texas, including yards and points allowed apparently.

LW: Lost to Alabama 49-42

LR: 3

TW: SMU 6:00 p.m.

7. Florida (1-1)

No matter how good or bad the teams are, UT-UF is always a quality watch.

LW: Bye

LR: 7

TW: Tennessee 2:30 p.m.

8. Arkansas (3-0)

Alright Arkansas we get it. You can beat poor out-of-conference teams. Now please beat Rutgers as well so you can get to your real schedule and we can see what you’re made of.

LW: Defeated Southern Miss 24-3

LR: 10

TW: at Rutgers 2:30 p.m.

9. Auburn (3-0, 1-0)

Auburn has yet to beat a team that gives them credibility either. That shot comes in the bayou this weekend.

LW: Defeated Mississippi State 24-20

LR: 11

TW: at LSU 6:45 p.m.

10. Missouri (2-0)

I’m giving the Tigers the benefit of the doubt. If they lose to a Big 10 this week I’m done with them.

LW: Bye

LR: 12

TW: at Indiana 7:00 p.m.

11. Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-2)

Losing to Ole Miss and South Carolina by a combined 14 points doesn’t make you a bad football team, but it is the worst record in the conference.

LW: Lost to South Carolina 35-25

LR: 9

TW: at Massachusetts 11:00 a.m.

12. Tennessee (2-1)

Tennessee. Oh Tennessee. My oh my how you let your conference down.

LW: Taken to the shed by a Pac 12 team Lost to Oregon 59-14

LR: 8

TW: at Florida 2:30 p.m.

13. Mississippi State (1-2, 0-1)

Can Hunter Renfore return for another year next Spring?

LW: Lost to Auburn 24-20

LR: 13

TW: Troy 6:30 p.m.

14. Kentucky (1-2)

You have to be impressed with the fight the Cats showed against Louisville. It also might show a lot about Louisville.

LW: Lost to Louisville 27-13

LR: 14

TW: Bye


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