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2016 Team Speed Kills SEC Power Rankings: WEEK 10 EDITION

A major, major battle this weekend may decide things in Week 11. For now, here’s what we have going into Week 10.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

upWe’re back! A little later than usual.

19 ballots were cast this week, featuring these SBN blogs:

Roll ‘Bama Roll

College and Magnolia


Rock M Nation

For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

Garnet & Black Attack

Good Bull Hunting

12 of our TSK contributors joined in on the fun. Here are the results:

14. Missouri Tigers

(Score: 13.89; Highest Vote: 12; Lowest Vote: 14; Last Week: 14)

“Still winless in conference play, and running out of chances to get out of this ditch. Step one? Stop digging.” — ATVS

“After making the fans believe the team could reach new heights this season, Barry Odom and company have instead plummeted to new, disastrous lows. Mizzou is bad. That’s really all there is to it.” — Rock M Nation

13. Mississippi State Bulldogs

(Score: 12.77; Highest Vote: 12; Lowest Vote: 13; Last Week: 12)

“Honorary members of the SEC East.” — ATVS

“Nice of you to allow Samford to pad their stats against your defense, Bulldogs. Very sportsmanlike.” — Rock M Nation

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

(Score: 11.83; Highest Vote: 10; Lowest Vote: 13; Last Week: 11)

“I think we mistook Vandy for a sinking ship earlier this season when the ‘Dores were actually a submarine. Bunch’a nerds.” — Rock M Nation

“Still need to pull another upset to make it to bowl eligibility. Not sure where it will come from.” — ATVS

11. South Carolina Gamecocks

(Score: 11; Highest Vote: 10; Lowest Vote: 13; Last Week: 13)

“Will Muschamp doesn’t know much, but damnit does he know how to beat Tennessee.” — Rock M Nation

“For one week, they were a good team again. Felt good, didn’t it?” -- ATVS

10. Georgia Bulldogs

(Score: 9.61; Highest Vote: 7; Lowest Vote: 12; Last Week: 9)

“Speaking of bowl eligibility, are we sure Georgia will make it? Does any coaching change look worse one year later than the Richt for Smart trade?” — ATVS

“Kirby Smart is what happens when people keep trying to make copies of something. Eventually, the machine runs out of ink.” — Rock M Nation

9. Tennessee Volunteers

(Score: 8.77; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 11; Last Week: 5)

“Lmao.” -- Rock M Nation

“There’s never a good time for a three-game losing streak, but this one was especially ill-timed.” — ATVS

8. Ole Miss Rebels

(Score: 7.94; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 11; Last Week: 8)

“Hey, uh, Rebels - you know that you have to score just as much as your opponent if you’re going to make your game into a shootout, right?” — Rock M Nation

“Boy, this season has not gone the way they imagined it.” — ATVS

7. Kentucky Wildcats

(Score: 7.38; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 10; Last Week: 10)

“The Cats are in sole possession of second place in the SEC East. I am flabbergasted.” — ATVS

“I know you think it would be amazing and fun to win the SEC East, but trust me on this: being on the receiving end of an Alabama thwomping in Atlanta isn’t worth it. No one remembers you as the team that won the East. They remember you as the best of the bad teams in the SEC that got utterly embarrassed by the Tide in the championship game. Fold while you still have some chips in the game, Wildcats.” — Rock M Nation

6. Arkansas Razorbacks

(Score: 6.63; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 9; Last Week: 7)

“[checks the calendar] I guess it’s about that time, Bert.” -- Rock M Nation

“They are in the midst of a dark stretch, and it will get worse with Florida and LSU upcoming, but there is that Mississippi St and Mizzou two-fer light at the end of the tunnel.” — ATVS

5. Florida Gators

(Score: 4.47; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 6; Last Week: 6)

“After all that hubbub, it looks like Florida’s path to Atlanta was pretty straight forward after all. I love it when things take care of themselves.” — Rock M Nation

“I keep thinking their near total lack of an offensive threat will catch up to them, and then I remember they play in the SEC East.” — ATVS

4. LSU Tigers

(Score: 3.94; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 5; Last Week: 4)

“Just for giggles, let’s rank them #2 so we can pretend this another epic LSU-Bama matchup. It has that feel, even if LSU is a two-loss team and a clear underdog.” — ATVS

“If they beat Alabama this weekend, I don’t see how LSU doesn’t hand Ed Orgeron the full-time head coaching position on a gold and purple platter. Fingers crossed. We are all better for having that wonderful man in our lives.” — Rock M Nation

3. Auburn Tigers

(Score: 2.84; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 4; Last Week: 3)

“I still don’t think it’s fair that Auburn had to kill Les Miles to return to their winning ways, but that’s the thing about ritual sacrifice: it doesn’t pick favorites.” — Rock M Nation

“Entering the soft part of their schedule. Really, Auburn is likely an Iron Bowl win away from winning the SEC West.” — ATVS

2. Texas A&M Aggies

(Score: 2.83; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 6; Last Week: 2)

“Capably licked their wounds. Now they just sit back, take care of business, and wait for the next teams lining up for their turn at the king to take their shot and miss.” — ATVS

“The Aggies cracked the top four of the first College Football Playoff rankings not because the committee has some sort of bias against West Coast teams, but because they have an inordinate favoritism for shades of red. I mean, just look at the top 10. Michigan and Washington are the only teams represented that don’t feature some variant of the color red, and the Wolverines made it up to No. 3 because Jim Harbaugh has spilled a lot of blood this season. Washington didn’t stand a chance.” — Rock M Nation

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (19)

(First-Place Votes: 19; Last Week: 1)

“The Tide have looked more dominant than any other team in collegiate football. It would probably take some supernatural voodoo forces to best them, and- what’s that? They play who this weekend?


Maybe bring a few good luck charms to Baton Rouge, Bama fans.” — Rock M Nation

“Spent the week off trying to plug up the exhaust vents on the Death Star.” — ATVS