OleHottyToddy.com Power Poll: Week 3


Each week at OleHottyToddy.com we will be conducting our very own SEC power poll. We will breakdown each team and rank them based on their previous week’s performances. Let’s get into it:

1. Texas A&M

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The Kenny Hill show keeps rolling along. He tossed 4 touchdown passes as the Aggies rolled over Rice, 38-10. SMU is next on the chopping block as the streak of cupcakes continues to roll into College Station. That impressive performance against South Carolina keeps the Aggies on top.

2. Auburn

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Auburn holds down the No. 2 spot despite not playing last weekend. The Tigers have a showdown in Manhattan, Kansas against the #20 Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday night. It should be a great match-up.

3. Alabama

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Blake Sims continued to play the “game-manager” role in Alabama’s offense and his numbers reflected it (12-of-17, 168 yards, 2 TDs). That’s okay when you have a guy like Kenyan Drake score three touchdowns. Alabama defeated hapless Southern Miss, 52-12. Next, the Tide gets the Gators in Tuscaloosa this weekend.

4. Ole Miss

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Bo Wallace played lights out and the Rebel defense continued to dominate in a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Wallace finished 23-of-28 for 316 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Cornerback Senquez Golson led the defense with two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. The Rebels have the week off before facing much-improved Memphis.

5. LSU

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The Bayou Bengals shut out Louisiana-Monroe 31-0 in an uneventful contest. All four touchdowns were credited to the LSU backfield, as the Tigers continue to dominate on the ground. Mississippi State comes to Baton Rouge this weekend for a primetime match-up on ESPN.

6. Missouri

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Maty Mauk and the Tigers are slowly creeping up the poll after an impressive 38-10 victory over Central Florida. Despite only throwing for 144 yards, Mauk tossed four touchdown passes against the Knights. Mizzou hosts the Indiana Hoosiers this weekend.

7. South Carolina

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Cocky bounced back after being stunned in Week One by Texas A&M and beat Georgia in a thriller, 38-35. Dylan Thompson threw three touchdown passes and Georgia kicker, Marshall Morgan, broke his streak of 20 consecutive field goals by shanking two goals, including a 28-yarder with 4:24 left in the game. Steve Spurrier continues his magic against the Dawgs.

8. Georgia

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Despite having a 1st-and-goal at their 4-yard line, Georgia could not find a way to punch it in late in the game against South Carolina. Hey Mark Richt, his name is Todd Gurley. Give him the ball…

9. Mississippi State

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MSU became the first SEC team to play at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile against South Alabama. In front of a sellout crowd, Dak Prescott scored a touchdown through air, on the ground, and even caught one in a 35-3 win. Are the Bulldogs for real? We’ll find out Saturday night.

10. Tennessee

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Butch Jones has this team headed in the right direction. However, the youthful Vols were no match for the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman.

11. Florida

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With the aid of a terrible call at the end of the game, Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators were able to defeat Kentucky, 36-30, in a triple overtime thriller. Muschamp is hanging on to his job by a thread.

12. Kentucky

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After watching Kentucky’s performance this weekend, it’s obvious that Mark Stoops was a fantastic hire. The Wildcats “should have” defeated Florida in The Swamp.

13. Arkansas

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The Hogs finally got a signature road win with Bret Bielema at the helm by defeating Texas Tech, 49-28. Arkansas rushed for 438 yards and 7 touchdowns. The duo of Alex Collins (27 rushes for 212 yards, 2 TDs) and Jonathan Williams (22 for 145 yards, 4 TDs) pounded the Red Raiders into submission. They still have to prove themselves in conference play to move up the poll.

14. Vanderbilt

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The Commodores needed Massachusetts to miss a 22-yard field goal to escape 34-31 in Nashville. That is enough to explain why Vanderbilt is on the bottom.