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SEC Power Poll After Week 14

Guess who's No. 1 now?

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1. Auburn
You can say that other teams are better all-around, and that might be true. You can say that other teams have a better overall resume, and that might be true. But what you can't say is that there's a more dangerous team in the SEC right now. The Tigers have gotten a few lucky twists and turns the last few weeks, sure, but they put themselves in position to get at least one of those twists and turns (Alabama) and arguably played a better game than the other team for most of their other "lucky" win (Georgia). In a one-game match on a neutral field played tomorrow with any other team in the conference, give me Auburn.

2. Alabama
This was a difficult one, but I'm trying not to overreact to one loss. The Tide are still a formidable team that could beat almost anyone in the country. Even if Alabama is not quite as good as we thought they were, that leaves a lot of room in the "very good" category.

3. Missouri
Well, that ended up being the most anti-climactic stretch run in the history of the SEC East.

4. South Carolina
They can't blame the interdivision schedule this year, now can they?

5. LSU
This was the season the rest of the conference went LSU, so what do we say about the original?

6. Texas A&M

7. Georgia
You allowed 232 yards passing to Georgia Tech. That's like allowing 400 yards rushing to a Mike Leach team.

8. Vanderbilt
The better news came Monday, when someone else was hired to take over the job at Southern Cal.

9. Ole Miss
This should not still be controversial at this point, but probably will. (And yes, I'm aware that Vanderbilt lost to Ole Miss at the beginning of the season, but I think they would probably beat the Rebels now.)

10. Mississippi State
Dan Mullen will now keep his job and be able to pursue the career record for most appearances in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

11. Florida
They didn't get beaten by 70. The journey of 1,000 miles ...

12. Tennessee
One year away for at least five years now.

13. Arkansas
Bret Bielema might as well get used to losing like that to Les Miles now.

14. Kentucky
Your long nightmare is over.