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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 7 Power Rankings

We could only agree on #1 and #2 and... okay, we agreed on #10 and #12 too. The rest? See how it shakes out here!

LSU v Florida Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Welcome to the Team Speed Kills 2018 Power Rankings! It’s Week 7 as we saw a lot of chaos this past week. So what happened to this week’s rankings? Let’s find out!

12 ballots were cast by 12 members of the TSK crew. They are all listed below.

As always, off we go!


14. Arkansas Razorbacks

Score: 13.5 | Last Week: 14 | Highest Vote: 12 | Lowest Vote: 14

“Hey, they put together one of their best efforts of the season from a points perspective. It’s just... well... they played ‘Bama.” — Chris Novak

13. Tennessee Volunteers

Score: 13.3 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 13 | Lowest Vote: 14

“It was the bye week, so credit Tennessee for not finding a way to still lose somehow.” — Tyler Williams

“They hung around with Georgia, and now they’ll face Auburn. Could they make it interesting? Maybe!” — Chris Novak

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

Score: 12 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 13

“Man they try really hard but they’ve just got no shot do they?” — Tyler Williams

“Whoosh. Optimism is hard to come by.” — Chris Novak

11. Ole Miss Rebels

Score: 11.1 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Dominating win for a team that desperately needed it to gain any optimism into the back half of the schedule” — Alex Dusza

“Hey, a great performance, as Alex alluded to.” — Chris Novak

10. Missouri Tigers

Score: 10 | Last Week: 7 | Tenth Place Votes: 12

“Drew Lock hasn’t improved. He’s got all the physical tools but he can’t put it together against decent teams.” — Tyler Williams

“The clock should be ticking on the Barry Odom era.” — Chris Novak

9. South Carolina Gamecocks

Score: 8.2 | Last Week: 8 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 9

“It looked lit in that rain, I’m not gonna lie.” — Tyler Williams

“All credit to South Carolina — they didn’t fold when they easily could’ve.” — Chris Novak

8. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Score: 7.9 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 7 | Lowest Vote: 9

“Nick Fitzgerald is the best running back in Mississippi State history” — Alex Dusza

“Respect to Joe Moorhead for realizing Fitzgerald is a much better runner than thrower. Should’ve realized it sooner but better late than never.” — Tyler Williams

7. Auburn Tigers

Score: 6.7 | Last Week: 5 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 9

“Am I nuts for dropping Auburn all the way to 9? That’s not necessarily a comment for the article, but after that game Saturday it’s tough to justify putting them any higher” — Alex Dusza

“This team looks terrible on offense and I think Jarrett Stidham has taken a serious step back.” — Tyler Williams

6. Texas A&M Aggies

Score: 5.4 | Last Week: 6 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 8

“This A&M team is good. No shame in either of their losses. They might only be getting better, too.” — Chris Novak

5. Kentucky Wildcats

Score: 5.4 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 5 | Lowest Vote: 7

“Pour one out for the Wildcats.” — Chris Novak

T3. LSU Tigers

Score: 4.2 | Last Week: 2 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 6

“Lose to Georgia and the season could go off the tracks quick” — Alex Dusza

“I’m the high man on this LSU team this week. I still think they’re one of the best teams in the conference, even if they lost to UF.” — Chris Novak

T3. Florida Gators

Score: 4.2 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 7

“Showing signs of life and the cocktail party should be interesting despite Georgia still being the prohibitive favorite” — Alex Dusza

“I’m not sure if Feleipe Franks is any good, but I do know that Dan Mullen is.” — Chris Novak

2. Georgia Bulldogs

Score: 2.0| Last Week: 3 | Second Place Votes: 11

“Really interested in seeing what they have in store against LSU. They looked better against Vandy than they did against Tennessee. I’ll say that much.” — Chris Novak

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11)

Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 11

“The second half of this statement was written by the backups.” — Chris Novak


TSK Ballots

Pollster Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Miss State Mizzou South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Pollster Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Miss State Mizzou South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Christopher Novak 1 14 6 4 3 7 2 12 8 10 9 11 5 13
Robert O'Neill 1 14 6 4 3 7 2 9 8 12 10 11 5 13
Cam Newton 1 14 7 6 3 5 2 12 8 10 11 9 4 13
Julian Mitchell 1 14 12 4 3 6 2 9 7 11 8 10 5 13
Noah Taylor 1 14 12 4 3 6 2 11 7 10 8 9 5 13
Alex Dusza 1 14 12 4 3 6 2 10 9 8 7 11 5 13
Matthew Gelenites 1 14 7 5 3 6 2 12 8 10 9 11 4 13
Erik Mauro 1 14 9 4 3 5 2 10 6 12 8 11 7 13
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 9 4 3 6 2 12 7 11 8 10 5 13
Tyler Williams 1 14 8 4 3 6 2 12 7 10 9 11 5 13
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 14 8 4 3 6 2 12 7 10 9 11 5 13
Zach Remelius 1 14 11 4 3 6 2 12 7 9 8 10 5 13
AVERAGE 1 14.0 8.9 4.3 3.0 6.0 2.0 11.1 7.4 10.3 8.7 10.4 5.0 13.0
#1 VOTES 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LOWEST VOTE 1 14 12 6 3 7 2 12 9 12 11 11 7 13
HIGHEST VOTE 1 14 6 4 3 5 2 9 6 8 7 9 4 13