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SEC Power Poll Ballot After the Games of Week 3

We have a new No. 1 after the upset in Tuscaloosa, but will stay with the same No. 14 for at least one more week

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1. Ole Miss Rebels
I know, they're still underrated, but it's the highest I could bring myself to put them this week.

2. LSU Tigers
A narrow win against a Mississippi State team that might win eight games and a blowout of an Auburn team that might lose eight is not doesn't exactly scream "behemoth." But there might not be a behemoth in the SEC this year.

3. Georgia Bulldogs
It took 20 years and facing perhaps the worst team he's ever coached, but they finally got revenge for Steve Spurrier hanging "half a hundred" on them.

4. Alabama Crimson Tide
Who's a good enough coach to outsmart Nick Saban? Nick Saban, apparently.

5. Texas A&M Aggies
It might be mid-October before we find out how good this team really is. And they still might have a stronger schedule than Ohio State.

6. Tennessee Volunteers
This is the week when the Volunteers can convince us that they're serious contenders. Get the Florida monkey off their back, and Georgia might be all that stands between Tennessee and the division title.

7. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
I still have no idea what to make of this team. So, seventh? Sure, sounds fine.

8. Florida Gators
Won a game in which neither quarterback's passer rating broke 100. It's almost like Will Muschamp never left.

9. Missouri Tigers
Managed to win a 9-6 game in which neither team kicked a field goal. So there's that.

10. Kentucky Wildcats
Patrick Towles will have his breakthrough game any day now.

11. Auburn Tigers
It's time for their two-years-after-a-national-title-bid collapse.

12. South Carolina Gamecocks
This team is basically Vanderbilt with Pharoh Cooper, Skai Moore and Lorenzo Nunez.

13. Arkansas Razorbacks
BERT, just shut up for a few weeks, okay?

14. Vanderbilt Commodores
The 40-point beatdown of Austin Peay marks the largest margin of victory in the Derek Mason Era and the first time under the current coach that Vandy has beaten an FCS team by more than one point. Progress!