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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 6 Power Rankings

‘Bama remains at the top, of course. But Kentucky is rising up the charts!

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Welcome to the Team Speed Kills 2018 Power Rankings! It’s Week 5 and that means a new batch of Power Rankings are hot ‘n ready!

11 ballots were cast by 1 members of the TSK crew. They are all listed below.

As always, off we go!


14. Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas v Texas A&M Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Score: 13.9 | Last Week: 14 | Highest Vote: 13 | Lowest Vote: 14

“At least they weren’t unanimously last again?” — Chris Novak

“This defense is making strides, but the wrong team is on the schedule next for people who don’t follow SEC to notice this.” — Julian Mitchell

“Sit in a corner and think about what you’ve done.” — Zach Remelius

13. Tennessee Volunteers

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Score: 13.1 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 13 | Lowest Vote: 14

“Solid effort by Tennessee this week despite their loss.” — Chris Novak

“Did you know that Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake came out the same year that Tennessee last won the SEC East?” — Zach Remelius

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

Tennessee State v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Score: 11 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 10 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Vandy is the only team from 8-14 that actually won their game, and they’re still 12th. Cold world. That said, well... maybe don’t struggle with Tennessee State?” — Chris Novak

“Tennessee State? Derek Mason’s seat is Fergalicious. ‘Hot Hot.’” — Zach Remelius

11. Ole Miss Rebels

Mississippi v LSU Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images

Score: 11.2 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Probably their worst performance of the season this weekend, which is saying something, since they gave up all those points to SIU.” — Chris Novak

“Maybe Texas Tech just isn’t all that good.” — Zach Remelius

10. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

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Score: 9.2 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“The shininess that sparkled on this team at the start of the year is wearing off rather quickly.” - Chris Novak

“The misplaced offense needs to be found. Quick.” — Julian Mitchell

“We had high hopes for you, State. What a shame.” — Zach Remelius

9. Missouri Tigers

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Score: 9.9 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“Well, at least Mizzou’s defense didn’t give up 30+ to the bye week.” - Chris Novak

“They’re the most low key team in the league to this point and they had a bye in Week 5. Still no true verdict on the Tigers IMO.” — Julian Mitchell

“Drew Lock Water Bottle Watch is ON!” — Zach Remelius

8. South Carolina Gamecocks

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Score: 8.9 | Last Week: 8 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“Not a great night for South Carolina in Lexington.” — Chris Novak

“It seems like we have mightily overrated Jake Bentley.” — Zach Remelius

7. Florida Gators

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Score: 6.6 | Last Week: 9 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 7

“Is Florida good? I’m not sure. But they did their job on Saturday.” — Chris Novak

“Mullen seems to be adding new wrinkles to the plays, but is keeping the current personnel comfortable and not forcing stuff that’s not there.” — Julian Mitchell

“The results are in: Dan Mullen is actually #good” — Zach Remelius

6. Texas A&M Aggies

Arkansas v Texas A&M Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Score: 6.3 | Last Week: 6 | Highest Vote: 5 | Lowest Vote: 7

“The Aggies bounced back from the ‘Bama death machine and won. Now they’ll face a very good Kentucky team this weekend. Let’s see what happens next.” — Chris Novak

“Will they be the first team to force Kentucky to play in the air? Stay tuned.” — Julian Mitchell

“Our next challenger in the ’Is Kentucky For Real?’ gladiatorial battle.” — Zach Remelius

5. Auburn Tigers

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Score: 5.1 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 5

“Auburn’s offense struggled but the defense played well. We’re on repeat at this point. Big matchup for them this weekend against Mississippi State.” — Chris Novak

“They are winning games, but something doesn’t feel right.” — Zach Remelius

4. Kentucky Wildcats

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Score: 3.8 | Last Week: 5 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 4

“We’re SOOOOOOOOOOO close to TOP — THREE — KENTUCKY in the Power Rankings. So close.” — Chris Novak

“The only missing piece for the Cats becoming a mainstay in the top 10 is a more consistent passing game and there is still plenty of time to develop one.” — Julian Mitchell

“Don’t worry. This is freaking me out just as much as anyone.” — Zach Remelius

3. Georgia Bulldogs

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Score: 3.3 | Last Week: 3 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 5

“Two shaky performances the last two weeks. But they’ve both resulted in wins. So, the show goes on.” — Chris Novak

“Classic case of sleepwalking against Tennessee early in the game. No reason to drop them from #2 for me.” — Julian Mitchell

2. LSU Tigers

Mississippi v LSU Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images

Score: 2.5| Last Week: 3 | Highest Vote: 2 | Lowest Vote: 4

“LSU continues to impress. They get by Florida this weekend, their matchup vs. Georgia looks even spicier.” — Chris Novak

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11)

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Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 11

“Bama is Bama. What else is there to say?” - Chris Novak

“People have families to feed. Please stop.” — Zach Remelius


Power Rankings Ballots - Week 6

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 5 7 3 4 2 11 8 10 9 13 6 12
Robert O'Neill 1 14 5 7 3 4 2 12 8 11 9 13 6 10
Cam Newton 1 14 5 7 3 4 2 11 8 10 9 13 6 12
Bryan Edwards 1 14 5 7 2 4 3 11 10 8 9 13 6 12
Julian Mitchell 1 14 5 7 2 4 3 11 10 8 9 13 6 12
Alex Dusza 1 14 5 6 4 3 2 12 10 9 8 13 7 11
Matthew Gelenites 1 14 5 6 3 4 3 11 10 9 8 13 7 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 5 6 2 3 4 11 10 9 8 13 7 12
Tyler Williams 1 13 6 7 2 4 3 11 9 8 10 14 5 12
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 14 5 7 2 4 2 11 10 8 9 13 6 12
Zach Remelius 1 14 5 6 3 4 2 11 8 9 10 13 7 12
AVERAGE 1 13.9 5.1 6.6 2.6 3.8 2.5 11.2 9.2 9.0 8.9 13.1 6.3 12
#1 VOTES 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HIGHEST VOTE 1 14 6 7 4 4 4 12 10 11 10 14 7 12
LOWEST VOTE 1 13 5 6 2 3 2 11 8 8 8 13 5 10