No.4 Ole Miss Rebels (1-0)
The Ole Miss Rebels (1-0) opened their season with a big 47-27 win over Big12 opponent Texas Tech (0-1). The Rebels put up 546 yards of total offense with 210 yards coming on the ground and 336 yards coming thru the air. Defensively the Rebels allowed 486 yards of Red Raiders total offense giving up 322 yards thru the air and 164 yards on the ground.
The Rebels offense is expected to be one of the best in the nation in 2018 and showed why Saturday against a Texas Tech defense which is rated as one of the best in the Big12. The Rebels dominated the game offensively and took some heat off the Rebels run defense which has improved against the run from 2017. Ole Miss will be back in action Saturday as they host Southern Illinois.
No.3 (1) Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
Reigning national champs, the No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide (0-1) opened their season with a 44-14 win over the Louisville Cardinals (0-1). The Tide offense put up 519 yards of total offense against the Cardinals with 297 passing yards and 222 yards rushing. Alabama’s defense only allowed 268 yards of Cardinals total offense giving up 252 passing yards and only 16 yards rushing.
Bama and Nick Saban are always a hard to read at the beginning of the season. We know every year the Tide loses tons of players and all they have to do is reload. This may certainly be the case again in 2018 but something is amiss in Tinsel Town and honestly Louisville is really just not that good. The Tide will be back in action this Saturday as they host Arkansas State.
No.2 (11) LSU Tigers (1-0)
Ed Orgeron and the No.25 LSU Tigers (1-0) opened their season with a huge and very impressive 33-17 win over the No.8 Miami Hurricanes (0-1). The Tigers offense only put up 296 yards of total offense with 140 yards passing and 156 yards rushing. Defensively the Tigers allowed 342 yards of Hurricanes total offense giving up 259 yards of passing and only giving up 83 yards rushing.
Despite not putting up big numbers offensively the Tigers were still effective on that side of the ball. The storyline of the game was the LSU defense which Orgeron has put together to start the 2019 season. While the Tigers are still finding their way on offense the defense may be good enough to wins games until the offense catches up. The Tigers will be back in action this Saturday as they host Southeastern Louisiana.
No.1 (7) Auburn Tigers (1-0)
Coach Gus Malzahn and the No.9 Auburn Tigers (1-0) opened 2018 with a big 21-16 win over the No.6 Washington Huskies (0-1). The Tigers finished the game putting up 420 yards of total offense with 273 yards passing and 147 rushing yards. Defensively the Tigers allowed 398 yards of Washington total offense giving up 286 yards thru the air and just 102 yards on the ground.
Besides the LSU and Miami game this was one of the best games of the 2018 opening weekend. The Auburn Tigers appear to have picked up where they left off on both sides of the ball. We all know Malzahn will have a great offense but this could be his best defense while down on the Plains. The Tigers will be back in action this Saturday as they face Alabama State.
Week-two looks to be another good week for the SEC as whole with more cupcakes scheduled for most teams. However, there are some matchups OHT will be keeping an eye on. The Georgia and South Carolina game could very well decide the SEC East and Texas A&M, Miss State and Arkansas are all playing tough teams. Please be sure to check back next week for our updated SEC power rankings. Also please be sure to visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Good luck to the SEC in week-two. Hotty Toddy!