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Vassallo: SEC Strength Ratings Following Week 4

Alabama: 100
Can anyone stop this juggernaut? The Tide continues to roll over everyone in its path.

Georgia: 93
The Bulldogs flexing its muscles in the east. Kentucky and Florida still in the hunt.

LSU: 93
The Tigers are a solid team with Ole Miss next in the batter’s box followed by another difficult road test.

Kentucky: 90
These Wildcats just destroyed the bulldog of the West. Definitely the SEC surprise of 2018.

Auburn: 87
The jury is still out on the Tigers. The trip to Starkville in two weeks will define their year.

South Carolina: 87

The Vanderbilt bubble burst Saturday. The “anchor” sank the Dores’ ship. The Gamecock “D” was impressive.

Texas A&M: 87
Another tough loss. Kentucky in two weeks now is a must win.

MSU: 83
Florida and Auburn coming up both at home. The Lexington loss was bad.

Florida: 80
The destruction of Rocky Top was most points scored by Gators in Neyland. MSU and LSU waiting in the wings.

Missouri: 77

Defense not able to cover for an “O” averaging 40 points per game.

Vanderbilt: 70

The night the lights went out in Nashville, not from the lightning storm either but the Gamecock blowout.

Ole Miss: 67
Death Valley provides the Rebs another opp to gain respectability.

Tennessee: 64
An 0-8 conference tally is appearing more likely. The next four opponents…..GA/AU/AL/SC with three away!

Arkansas: 60
The Hogs keep slip sliding away. A&M and Bama coming next to the “hog roast.”

Now that the season is a third over, the Rebs at 3-1 (0-1 in the league) must raise the bar if it’s going to make a statement in 2018 in conference play. Attempting a comeback in Death Valley is not the easiest venue to achieve this. However, this is another contest on national television. Let’s hope it ends better than the last one.

Steve VassalloSteve 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 an active Economic Development Consultant working with communities globally who live 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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