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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 3 Power Rankings

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Dissension in the ranks! Even if #1 is unanimous this week.

NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Alabama vs Florida Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Team Speed Kills 2018 Power Rankings! We’re on to Week 2, and that means a new round of Power Rankings are out!

15 ballots were cast by 15 members of the TSK crew. They are all listed below.

As always, off we go!


14. Arkansas Razorbacks

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Colorado State Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Robert O’Neill: Losing a game in which you’re favored by two touchdowns? Yeah, that will put you in last place.

Score: 13.5 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 11 | Lowest Vote: 14

13. Tennessee Volunteers

East Tennessee State v Tennessee Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

Robert O’Neill: Hey, Tennessee won! Progress.

Score: 13.2 | Last Week: 14 | Highest Vote: 12 | Lowest Vote: 14

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

Nevada v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Julian Mitchell: The Dores have been playing surprisingly strong and efficient football so far. The game vs. Notre Dame has turned into a must watch.

Score: 12 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 10 | Lowest Vote: 13

11. Florida Gators

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Robert O’Neill: Sit and think about what you did, Gators.

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

10. South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia v South Carolina Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

Erik Mauro: The Gamecocks weren’t too game vs Georgia. This was the year that they were supposed to take a step forward and knock Georgia off their throne. Well, there’s always next year?

Score: 10.5 | Last Week: 9 | Highest Vote: 9 | Lowest Vote: 13

9. Ole Miss Rebels

Southern Illinois v Mississippi Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Tyler Williams: Their offense is dynamic, but what have they proven on defense? If they can’t get stops, I have a hard time believing they can be a significant force in the conference

Julian Mitchell: Almost certainty the best half team in the country at this point.

Score: 8.8 | Last Week: 6 | Highest Vote: 7 | Lowest Vote: 12

T7. Missouri Tigers

Wyoming v Missouri Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Robert O’Neill: Drew Lock looks as good as advertised so far, but there’s only so much games against UT-Martin and Wyoming can show you.

Score: 8.2 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 7 | Lowest Vote: 11

T7. Kentucky Wildcats

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Mauro: DOWN GOES FLORIDA! DOWN GOES FLORIDA! After a hilariously long losing streak to Florida, 31 years to be exact, the Cats went into Gainsville and had a relatively easy time with the Gators.

Score: 8.2 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 10

6. LSU Tigers

Southeastern Louisiana v LSU Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Robert O’Neill: The Tigers took care of business against SELA, as you’d expect.

Score: 5.6 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 7

5. Texas A&M Aggies

Stephen F Austin v Mississippi State Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Erik Mauro: ”Battle of the Bo’s, 2018” did not go the way of Jimbo Fisher. He lost to an old friend, Dabo Swinney and Clemson, in his first chance at a signature win. Death, Taxes, Jimbo losing to Dabo. Some things just don’t change, do they?

Julian Mitchell: Kinda scary under Jimbo. And the way things are going for Kevin Sumlin in Tuscon, it really makes you wonder.

Score: 5.1 | Last Week: 8 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 6

4. Mississippi State Bulldogs

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Williams: The Bulldogs are built like a team poised for a title run, but until Nick Fitzgerald can accurately throw the ball they will struggle against all their higher competition.

Score: 4.4 | Last Week: 5 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 5

3. Auburn Tigers

Alabama State v Auburn Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Robert O’Neill: Auburn looked pretty scary against Alabama State, though they fell short of Bill Connelly’s 80-0 projection.

Score: 2.8 | Last Week: 2 | Highest Vote: 2 | Lowest Vote: 3

2. Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia v South Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Julian Mitchell: Probably the fastest team from top to bottom in the league. Re-opened my eyes vs. USC.

Score: 2.2 | Last Week: 3 | Highest Vote: 2 | Lowest Vote: 3

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (13)

Arkansas State v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Erik Mauro: Nick Saban has won 5 national titles with not so great quarterback play. Now, they seem to have found an elite quarterback. Good luck, America.

Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 13


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 3 11 2 10 6 9 4 7 8 13 5 12
Robert O'Neill 1 14 3 11 2 9 5 10 4 7 8 13 6 12
Cam Newton 1 13 3 11 2 7 4 9 5 8 10 14 6 12
Jess Leslie 1 13 2 11 3 8 4 12 5 7 9 14 6 10
Bryan Edwards 1 14 3 11 2 8 6 10 5 7 9 12 4 13
Julian Mitchell 1 14 3 11 2 8 6 10 4 7 9 13 5 12
Noah Taylor 1 14 3 11 2 10 6 8 4 7 9 13 5 12
Matthew Gelenites 1 14 3 11 2 10 6 7 4 9 8 12 5 13
Erik Mauro 1 14 3 9 2 6 7 8 5 11 10 13 4 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 11 3 12 2 8 6 7 4 10 9 14 5 13
Tyler Williams 1 13 2 11 3 7 6 8 5 10 9 14 4 12
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 14 3 11 2 8 6 7 4 10 9 13 5 12
Zach Remelius 1 14 3 12 2 8 5 10 4 7 9 13 6 11
AVERAGE 1 13.5 2.8 11 2.2 8.2 5.6 8.8 4.4 8.2 8.9 13.2 5.1 12
#1 VOTES 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LOWEST VOTE 1 14 3 12 3 10 7 12 5 11 10 14 6 13
HIGHEST VOTE 1 11 2 9 2 6 4 7 4 7 8 12 4 10