I'm not sure I realized this was possible, but Year2 and I managed to reach three two-way ties to lead off the poll. We allow ties in the Power Poll, unlike the BlogPoll, so you get to see just how messy this ballot really is.
7. SOUTH CAROLINA
11. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Year2's earlier ballot is here. Mine is after the jump.
1. Florida (1)
But not by much ...
2. Alabama (2)
If that offense keeps going like it is right now, we have a new favorite in the race for the SEC title.
3. LSU (3)
I'm still not impressed by anything they've done this year, but they stay here by virtue of being here last week and not doing anything to lose it.
4. Ole Miss (5)
5. Auburn (7t)
Looking really good so far. Of course, we still have to figure out if that's the level of competition or not. But for the time being, Gene Chizik has to be very pleased with what he's seeing. Assuming he knows that this "winning" thing is good.
6. Georgia (4)
Really -- does this team even have a defense? I mean, do they actually have 11 players that go out there and take the field when the other offense is playing, or do they just sit on the sidelines and watch?
7. South Carolina (7t)
Their defense appears to be slightly better than Arkansas', though that's really not saying much.
8. Arkansas (6)
9. Kentucky (9)
As usual, we won't know anything about Kentucky until they start playing respectable teams some time in November. Oh, they play the Gators this weekend. That's early for them.
10. Tennessee (11)
Jonathan Crompton still has an NFL future as quarterback of the Carolina Panthers.
11. Mississippi State (12)
An SEC win for Dan Mullen about a year earlier than most had expected it.
12. Vanderbilt (10)
Lost to State. Even without the head-to-head component, that's worth being placed at the bottom.