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SEC Power Poll Ballot After the Games of Week 8

Join me as I again attempt to make sense out of the mass of chaos that is the SEC this year

Michael Chang

1. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
Some of the other games are tricky, but Alabama appears to be all that's standing between this team and being undefeated when the Egg Bowl kicks off.

2. Ole Miss Rebels
That defensive line is going to continue to be trouble for opponents. Seven sacks against Justin Worley -- three in the first quarter -- and a total of zero yards rushing for Tennessee.

3. Alabama Crimson Tide
I'm setting the over-under on uncomfortable shots of Lane Kiffin during this weekend's game at 27.

4. Auburn Tigers
That win against the Wizard of Manhattan is looking better all the time.

5. Georgia Bulldogs
They're really missing Todd Gurley. Nick Chubb will explain that to us once he stops running.

6. LSU Tigers
Les Miles has led his team to score 71 points in the last two games, and now he has two straight match-ups with SEC West title contenders. We all know what happens next, right?

7. Texas A&M Aggies
Not to keep bringing this up, but it wasn't just the first shutout since 77-0. The 172 total yards were the fewest A&M has gained since the 54 total yards in that infamous 2003 game at Oklahoma. But this weekend's figure was like three times more, so progress!

8. Missouri Tigers
The 2.8 yards per point at Florida has to be some kind of a record.

9. Arkansas Razorbacks
They have no SEC wins this year, but the only cross-division team they played was the only SEC East team with a pulse. And it might have been close if the Razorbacks could have gotten out of their own way in the first half.

10. Kentucky Wildcats
So, yeah, maybe we should slow down the UK hype machine just a little bit. Li'l bit.

11. South Carolina Gamecocks
"Paladin" is actually French for "terrible FCS football team," so don't get too excited about the win.

12. Florida Gators
Despite all the criticism that Will Muschamp has taken, the Gators really impressed me this weekend. It's not easy to lose by 29 points to a team that has 119 yards of total offense, but Mushcamp and this Florida team are true innovators.

13. Tennessee Volunteers
At least Lane Kiffin was entertaining as he scraped his way to a 7-5 season. Butch Jones isn't all that entertaining, and 7-5 is looking generous. Oh, and speaking of Lane Kiffin ...

14. Vanderbilt Commodores
No team needed a bye more than Vanderbilt. Now if only they could find some way to get six more in a row, they'd be golden.