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Sprints Is Winning, So It's Losing Votes in the AP Poll // 09.09.09

Team Speed Kills Now last night. We talked UCLA-Tennessee, Auburn-Mississippi State and SEC Power Poll. The podcast version:

This is the beginning of the end of the dynasty. The Gators are losing votes in the AP poll.

The Associated Press released its Week 1 poll today, and the No. 1 Gators received 56 of 60 first-place votes, two fewer than last week. 

And they'll keep losing votes if they ... win?

Since Florida is expected to trounce every opponent by double digits except maybe LSU -- and that's a big maybe after that Washington game -- it's too difficult for them to create real buzz unless they are the only undefeated team left. ...

I wouldn't be surprised if Florida is getting 35 of the 60 votes by week 10, even if their record is unblemished.

If you'll excuse me now, I'm going to go self-medicate this headache with a sledgehammer.

WR Andre Debose will miss the season
The Gators probably could have used him for depth, but he'll undergo surgery.

How much does one guy have to endure?
In this case, Brandon Deaderick, whom you might recall was shot last week.

Deaderick is believed to be out of town. His maternal grandmother died on Sunday, the day after Deaderick inspired his teammates by playing in the Crimson Tide's 34-24 come-from-behind victory over Virginia Tech.

Thoughts and prayers.

That's And The Valley Shook SEC Offensive Speed Position Player of the Week and Mark Ingram.

Plan Q finally comes through
QB Tyler Bray commits to the Vols.

Insanity is ...
Tennessee goes after another tilt with a Pac-10 team, this time the one that's actually good.

And then he had the loudmouth electrocuted
Nick Saban goes off on a reporter ... for pointing out that Florida International is a cupcake. Please.

'Well, for a week we played Red Rover'
Blutarsky asks a completely reasonable question about the Dawgs' offseason.

Don't Bet On It!: Around the SEC
The Mayor's weekly conference picks column.