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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 9 Power Rankings

Not much reshuffling this week, but here are the rankings nonetheless!

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Welcome to the Team Speed Kills 2018 Power Rankings! It’s Week 8, and there was some reshuffling at the top! 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

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

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

Wins are wins, right? Nice job by Arkansas getting off the schneid. - Chris Novak

13. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Score: 13.0 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 12 | Lowest Vote: 14

“I just feel bad.” - Tyler Williams

“Extremely same.” - Chris Novak

“Still the scrappy Commodores that we know and love. Great chance to get a conference dub this weekend.” - Julian Mitchell

12. Tennessee Volunteers

Alabama v Tennessee Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

Score: 12.2 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 13

There’s only so much you can do when you play Alabama. Tennessee learned that.” - Robert O’Neill

11. Ole Miss Rebels

Auburn v Mississippi Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Score: 11.3 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 12

“They’re like an angsty bully on the playground that dominates lower-level teams, then gets dominated in turn by the actual big boys.” - Tyler Williams

“Tyler’s comparison seems... apt.” - Chris Novak

10. Missouri Tigers

Memphis v Missouri Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Score: 9.5 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“How do you stop Okwuegbunam you ask? I’ll get back to you on this.” - Julian Mitchell

“Yeah, Albert O is great. Mizzou did better than I thought they would against Memphis. But hey, we’ll see how it shakes out against Kentucky.” - Chris Novak

9. South Carolina Gamecocks

Texas A&M v South Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Score: 8.8 | Last Week: 8 | Highest Vote: 7 | Lowest Vote: 10

“??????” - Chris Novak

8. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State v LSU Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Score: 8.6 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“Sheesh. Fitzgerald was never a great passer, but his regression is mind boggling.” - Julian Mitchell

“Wow look at that: Nick Fitzgerald is limited at passing and they keep asking him to do it. Seems less than ideal.” - Tyler Williams

“Have to agree with Julian. Fitzgerald’s regression is one of the bigger stories this season.” - Chris Novak

7. Auburn Tigers

Auburn v Mississippi Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Score: 7.3 | Last Week: 9 | Highest Vote: 7 | Lowest Vote: 9

“Gus ditched the sweater vest and Auburn got the W. I sense a new trend.” - Tyler Williams

“Nice win in Oxford to stop the bleeding for now at least.” - Julian Mitchell

“Back off the schneid they go.” - Chris Novak

6. Kentucky Wildcats

Vanderbilt v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Score: 5.7 | Last Week: 6 | Highest Vote: 5 | Lowest Vote: 6

“Fairly or unfairly, the Mizzou game could be Terry Wilson’s last chance to keep the starting QB role.” - Julian Mitchell

“They honestly should just put Benny Snell at QB and run the triple-option. Has to be better than Terry Wilson’s passing.” - Tyler Williams

“I’m still a bit shocked that they’re as big of an underdog as they are. But I guess it makes sense when you consider Terry Wilson’s passing abilities.” - Chris Novak

5. Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M v South Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Score: 4.7 | Last Week: 5 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 6

“A big road test awaits in Starkville, and it could continue A&M’s ascension if they win.” - Chris Novak

4. Florida Gators

Florida v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Score: 4.5 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 6

“It will be interesting to see which voodoo is stronger in Jax, Dan Mullen’s poor record vs. ranked teams or Florida having owned this series since all the current players have been alive.” - Julian Mitchell

“Moved into the top ten despite playing nobody. Not THAT is efficiency.” - Tyler Williams

“Biggest WLOCP in... some time! Florida has a real chance of taking the East going away.” - Chris Novak

3. Georgia Bulldogs

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Score: 3.0 | Last Week: 3 | Third Place Votes: 11

“The Dawgs are fresh off the bye and face Florida. What will happen next? Jake Fromm had best play well.” - Chris Novak

2. LSU Tigers

Mississippi State v LSU Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Score: 2.0 | Last Week: 2 | Second Place Votes: 11

“LSU... Alabama... Collision Course.” - Chris Novak

“Cole Tracy seems like the only good kicker in the country right now.” - Julian Mitchell

“Good win and good uniforms for TCU . . . . . I mean LSU.” - Tyler Williams

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11)

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Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 11

“I mean what did you expect?” - Chris Novak

“I’m finally comfortable enough to admit that this is a good football team. Sue me.” - Julian Mitchell


Power Rankings 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 13 7 4 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 12 5 14
Robert O'Neill 1 14 7 5 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 12 4 13
Cam Newton 1 14 7 6 3 5 2 11 9 8 10 12 4 13
Julian Mitchell 1 14 7 4 3 6 2 12 10 9 8 11 5 13
Alex Dusza 1 13 9 4 3 6 2 12 10 8 7 11 5 14
Matthew Gelenites 1 14 8 4 3 5 2 12 10 10 9 13 6 12
Erik Mauro 1 14 7 4 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 13 5 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 7 4 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 13 5 12
Tyler Williams 1 14 7 4 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 13 5 12
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 14 7 5 3 6 2 11 8 10 9 12 4 13
Zach Remelius 1 14 7 6 3 5 2 11 8 10 9 12 4 13
AVERAGE 1 13.8 7.3 4.5 3.0 5.7 2.0 11.3 8.6 9.5 8.8 12.2 4.7 13
#1 VOTES 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HIGHEST VOTE 1 14 9 6 3 6 2 12 10 10 10 13 6 14
LOWEST VOTE 1 13 7 4 3 5 2 11 8 8 7 11 4 12