Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Vassallo: SEC Power Rankings in Week 7

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Week 7 witnessed the Alabama Crimson Tide strengthen its position in the west with an 18 point drubbing of Texas A&M in College Station while LSU was handing the Florida Gators their first loss in Baton Rouge.

The November 7 showdown in Tuscaloosa with the Bengals could ultimately determine the western representative in Atlanta.

Georgia reinstated itself in the eastern race with a narrow victory over Missouri. Auburn won its fourth game of the season in Lexington; and South Carolina edged out Vanderbilt minus Steve Spurrier. Mississippi State is now 5-2 via a non-conference victory over LA Tech.

While all of the above was in motion, highly ranked Ole Miss was getting crushed in Memphis by the Memphis Tigers 37-24. This was one of the more costly defeats in Ole Miss history as you have to go all the way back to 1976 (and Memphis again) to find where a ranked Rebel team lost to a non-conference (unranked) opponent.

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This week is elimination game time for Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Also the Auburn-Arkansas loser and the Kentucky-MSU loser can start making plans for a minor bowl. Missouri is also in a must win situation versus the Commodores. The top two teams (Alabama and LSU) have relatively easy games while No. 3 Florida is off.

Steve Vassallo

Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.

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