Or half of it anyway. Quick like
Read the last several ballots for justification for this.
Beat Auburn the way South Carolina or any other purportedly elite SEC team should have.
But there's still not a reason to drop the Tigers below the Gamecocks.
They've looked awful against Alabama and LSU. So would South Carolina and Georgia if they had to play Alabama and LSU.
Beat Tennessee convincingly, but it will take more than that to win the SEC East. Not much more.
At this point, Smokey might have to play quarterback -- assuming it's over its injury.
Still a year or ten away from being able to play with Alabama.
10. Mississippi State
Rarely has anyone in the state actually used the phrase, "Thank goodness for Mississippi." I'm betting Dan Mullen has.
11. Ole Miss
No, Coach Nutt, it's actually against NCAA bylaws for Stephen Garcia to transfer to Ole Miss this year. I checked with some folks. I'm sure you did as well.