SEC Power Poll, Week 2: Consensus

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide, 140 points (unanimous)
2. LSU Tigers, 130
3. Georgia Bulldogs, 119
4. South Carolina Gamecocks, 110
5. Tennessee Volunteers, 98
6. Florida Gators, 89
7. Mississippi St. Bulldogs, 83
8. Missouri Tigers, 66
9. Texas A&M Aggies, 60
10. Arkansas Razorbacks, 39
11. Mississippi Rebels, 35
12. Auburn Tigers, 32
13. Vanderbilt Commodores, 29
14. Kentucky Wildcats, 20

Consensus was pretty easy to find at the top this week; every voter agreed on Alabama and LSU, only one voter didn't rank Georgia third (a Georgia voter) and only two voters didn't rank South Carolina fourth (two Georgia voters, and one of them ranked the Gamecocks third instead of the Dawgs).

Beyond that, Arkansas managed to avoid falling out of the Top 10, much less to the bottom of the poll. We don't really call out voters here because it's a power poll, but apparently some people found something wanting in Kentucky's loss to Louisville that they saw in Arkansas' loss to Louisiana-Monroe.

Voters?

ALABAMA

Looking at the Big Ten's struggles, perhaps the WKU win is a better win than the Michigan win. -- And the Valley Shook

Can a crushing be workmanlike?--Get the Picture

ARKANSAS

(No comment because the entire state of Louisiana is too busy gut laughing)--And the Valley Shook

OK, yeah, Arkansas fans, it's all well and good to use Tyler Wilson getting knocked out of the game as your excuse. But that still doesn't explain how the Razorback defense was able to fritter away a 28-7 lead in less than a quarter and a half. It's looking like the off-season turmoil in Fayetteville has taken a much bigger toll on this team than anyone wanted to admit.--SB Nation Atlanta

AUBURN

Down goes Frazier?--Anchor of Gold

Played the toughest schedule in the SEC so far, and it shows. To top it off, they get Arkansas-killer Louisiana-Monroe next.--A Sea of Blue

FLORIDA

I've still got questions about the offense, but the defense put on a clinic on how to shut down an Air Raid attack in the second half.--Get the Picture

The offense is still doing just enough to get by, but to shut out Texas A&M for the entire second half was impressive. The Gators still aren't a great team, but they could be a pretty good one.--SB Nation Atlanta

GEORGIA

Wins a big game with backups...how good will they be when everyone is no longer suspended?--For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

The only stat that wasn't close is the one that counts.--A Sea of Blue

KENTUCKY

By transitive property, Kentucky is now an odds on favorite to make the DI-AA playoffs.--Georgia Sports Blog

In week 1 we saw Kent State nearly return a punt the length of the field the wrong way; in week 2 we saw them self-administer a safety. So no, Kentucky, I can't give you all that much credit for your win, no matter how big the margin of victory was.--SB Nation Atlanta

LSU

Seal-clubbed Washington. Can we just skip to November 3rd and be done with it?--Get the Picture

Beating a Pac-12 team is a real achievement; if you don't believe me, just ask a Big Ten team.--Dawg Sports

MISSOURI

They talked the talk, but they walked the -- no, I'm sorry. They couldn't walk the walk. Also, you're in the SEC not the CFL. Get a real uniform.--And the Valley Shook

The Tigers' spread attack is still going to spring a nasty surprise on someone, maybe a couple someones, in the SEC East this season. Jarvis Jones isn't much for surprises, though.--Georgia Sports Blog

MISSISSIPPI

Ole Miss is 2-0. And they did what Oklahoma couldn't do: build a first half lead on UTEP.--And the Valley Shook

The Black Bears are either Mississippi State with prettier co-eds or Tennessee with a better color scheme; I'm not sure which.--Dawg Sports

MISSISSIPPI STATE

A win at Auburn is a win at Auburn. Unless, of course, UL-Monroe does it, then it is like a win at Arkansas.--Georgia Sports Blog

Dan Mullen finally gets his first win against an SEC West team not named Ole Miss. He'll more than likely get a second this season when the Razorbacks come to town.--SB Nation Atlanta

SOUTH CAROLINA

Gamecocks score on a 51-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds left in the game to win by 38. That's my Spurrier!--Get the Picture

A strong win over an over-matched opponent. Won't be tested until Missouri comes to town.--Georgia Sports Blog

TENNESSEE

The Vols are working themselves into possible SEC East contention.--For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

Proved they could beat up an FCS team, but couldn't keep them from scoring.--A Sea of Blue

TEXAS A&M

So....maybe the late game collapses weren't Mike Sherman's fault.--Georgia Sports Blog

A new coach, a new system, and a new conference are all well and good, but, until Texas A&M pushes through a rule change to shorten games to 30 minutes, they're doomed.--Dawg Sports

VANDERBILT

Their potential dream season could be close to becoming a nightmare.--For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

Gold-colored glasses? I think Vandy's losses are better than Auburn's. *Hangs head. Sighs.*--Anchor of Gold

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