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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 10 Power Rankings

Down to the nitty gritty.

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Welcome to the Team Speed Kills 2018 Power Rankings! Week 10 is upon us, and we’ve really started to differ between the haves and have nots.

Nine ballots were cast by nine members of the TSK crew, this week. They are all listed below.

Off we go!


14. Arkansas Razorbacks

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

Score: 14 | Last Week: 14 | Last Place Votes: 9

“Poor Hogs, just stuck in the cellar.” - Chris Novak

“...Maybe let’s check in on the recruiting trail.” - Julian Mitchell

13. Vanderbilt Commodores

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Score: 12.3 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 13

“Even after an impressive win, the Commodores are where they are.” - Chris Novak

“It will be fun to see this team grind it out to make a bowl. Ke’Shawn Vaughn is a stud.” - Julian Mitchell

12. Tennessee Volunteers

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Score: 11.9 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 13

“Tennessee just can’t get over that Will Muschamp hump. Nothing you can do sometimes, you know?” - Chris Novak

11. Missouri Tigers

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Score: 11.7 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 10 | Lowest Vote: 13

“Will it ever end for Mizzou? Local residents say, ‘Have you even watched a minute of Mizzou football in your life? You know the answer to that question. No.’” - Chris Novak

This team is a mess. How am I the only one to vote them this low every week?” - Robert O’Neill

10. Ole Miss Rebels

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Score: 10.1 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 9 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Ole Miss goes up even after not playing. Hey, that’s a good week!” - Chris Novak

9. South Carolina Gamecocks

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Score: 9.0 | Last Week: 9 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“They have the psychological advantage over Tennessee, for sure.” - Chris Novak

“I honestly still can’t decide how good they are, but I think the Ole Miss game (unfamiliar opponent with a good offense) will give me my final answer.” - Julian Mitchell

8. Auburn Tigers

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Score: 8.0 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 10

“Well, someone had to move down.” - Chris Novak

“HUGE four game stretch to end the year for Gus Malzahn. I predict that he’s safe with 2-2, but gone with 1-3.” - Julian Mitchell

This week will tell us a lot about the rest of Auburn’s season” - Robert O’Neill

7. Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M v Mississippi State Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Score: 6.9 | Last Week: 5 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 7

“Granted I think they’re good, still. But, hey, that game still happened and so did that loss.” - Chris Novak

“Nick Fitzgerald looked like a world beater against the A&M defense. I don’t know who that says more about” - Robert O’Neill

6. Mississippi State Bulldogs

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Score: 6.0 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 5 | Lowest Vote: 7

“Well, that was a much-needed win.” - Chris Novak

“Seems like they’re taking every other week off on offense.” - Julian Mitchell

5. Florida Gators

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Score: 5.2 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 5 | Lowest Vote: 6

“Florida hung around but just let it all fall down in Jacksonville.” - Chris Novak

“Still in great shape for a 10 win season, which is probably more than you could have asked for with this team under a new coach.” - Julian Mitchell

4. Kentucky Wildcats

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Score: 4.0 | Last Week: 6 | Fourth-Place Votes: 9

“Kentucky is ranked higher than Ohio State. And it’s legit, too.” - Chris Novak

“Their biggest game since the 1951 Sugar Bowl is Saturday so we will FINALLY see UK throw caution to the wind with the offensive play calls this week.” - Julian Mitchell

3. Georgia Bulldogs

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Score: 3.0 | Last Week: 3 | Third Place Votes: 9

“Huge is not even the word for that win for Georgia.” - Chris Novak

“The Dawgs definitely took advantage of their bye week and look pretty scary again.” - Julian Mitchell

2. LSU Tigers

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Score: 2.0 | Last Week: 2 | Second Place Votes: 9

“Just... hope to survive, LSU.” - Chris Novak

“Coach O’s first home Bama game. This game is always required viewing, but it hasn’t felt this big since 2015.” - Julian Mitchell

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (9)

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Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 9

“Biggest test of the season? Eh, they’ll still win. Come on now. Who are we kidding?” - Chris Novak

“Bama should at least break a sweat for the first time this season on Saturday night.” - 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 14 8 5 3 4 2 10 6 13 9 11 7 12
Robert O'Neill 1 14 8 5 3 4 2 10 6 13 9 11 7 12
Cam Newton 1 14 8 6 3 4 2 10 5 11 9 12 7 13
Julian Mitchell 1 14 9 5 3 4 2 10 7 13 8 11 6 12
Alex Dusza 1 14 8 6 3 4 2 12 6 10 9 11 7 13
Matthew Gelenites 1 14 7 5 3 4 2 10 6 11 9 13 7 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 8 5 3 4 2 10 6 11 9 12 7 13
Tyler Williams 1 14 8 5 3 4 2 9 6 11 10 13 7 12
Zach Remelius 1 14 8 5 3 4 2 10 6 12 9 13 7 11
AVERAGE 1 14.0 8.0 5.2 3.0 4.0 2.0 10.1 6.0 11.7 9.0 11.9 6.9 12.2
#1 VOTES 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HIGHEST VOTE 1 14 9 6 3 4 2 12 7 13 10 13 7 13
LOWEST VOTE 1 14 7 5 3 4 2 9 5 10 8 11 6 11