Saturday, December 3, 2022

SEC Power Rankings — Week 7 With Ole Miss, State, 1-2

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 10.41.49 AMNow the “unbeatens” are down to just two as Auburn joined Alabama in losing to a Mississippi team on the road.
Before we all get carried away and begin thinking about two 11-0 teams entering the Egg Bowl, there are still a number of tough games remaining in between. Starting with the top team, the Ole Miss Rebels, Tennessee has absolutely nothing to lose and will be thinking “upset” all this week. As for the MSU Bulldogs, they still must travel to Tuscaloosa and Lexington, two road trips that will not be easy.
Georgia has pretty much locked up the East unless Kentucky proves they are for real. Missouri joined the Fleetwoods’ list of “The Great Impostors” as they folded like a cheap suit in front of their home fans. Florida possibly will start looking for a new head coach and don’t be surprised if their first stop is not Starkville. Given the opportunity to return to Florida, the head Bulldog will have his travel agent on speed dial.

Photo by Amelia Camurati
Photo by Amelia Camurati

Auburn is now a team that can disrupt others’ plans, however, their defense does not exist. And Arkansas is probably the best 3-3 team in the nation.
How they lost to Bama is still a mystery. Poor Vandy…they are now looking like an 0-8 SEC worksheet for sure.
Summarizing, the Ole Miss Rebels continue their “Magical Mystery Tour” attempting to go 7-0 for Homecoming. With State off this week, we could become the only team with 7 wins.
When you have a defense that can produce TD’s like ours can, any team we face is beatable. Just ask the Aggies! When the score reached 35-7, the “12th” man exited Kyle Field faster than the Collie did. Ole Miss and State are both bowl eligible, but the Liberty Bowls of the world can be thinking other invitations this year. Burn the ships as this version of the Ole Miss Rebels has everyone “ALL IN”. Smokey will soon realize.
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