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Team Speed Kills’ 2018 SEC Week 5 Power Rankings

The only thing we could agree on is Alabama is #1 and Georgia is #2. The rest? Well...

Mississippi State v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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 Auburn Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Score: 13.8 | Last Week: 14 | Highest Vote: 13 | Lowest Vote: 14

“At least this week, they weren’t a unanimous 14th?” - Chris Novak

13. Tennessee Volunteers

Florida v Tennessee Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

Score: 13.2 | Last Week: 13 | Highest Vote: 13 | Lowest Vote: 14

“It was always going to be tough in Pruitt’s first year. That loss to Florida was pretty demoralizing though.” - Chris Novak

“Death, taxes, Florida beating Tennessee. Next? They Volunteer themselves to be the sacrificial lambs of Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn... back to back.” - Erik Mauro

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Score: 11 | Last Week: 10 | Highest Vote: 9 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Don’t wanna say this is a familiar tune but... that beat is vaguely familiar.” - Chris Novak

“This team is behind Derek Mason, but it’s still a struggle for consistency. I still think they will spring one upset this year.” - Julian Mitchell

11. Ole Miss Rebels

NCAA Football: Kent State at Mississippi Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Score: 10.8 | Last Week: 12 | Highest Vote: 9 | Lowest Vote: 12

“Jordan Ta’amu = Good” - Chris Novak

10. Missouri Tigers

NCAA Football: Georgia at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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

“You’re telling me that Mizzou got some bad luck mixed in with self-inflicted mistakes? That doesn’t sound right...” - Chris Novak

9. Florida Gators

NCAA Football: Florida at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Score: 9.9 | Last Week: 11 | Highest Vote: 8 | Lowest Vote: 12

“I’m still not sure how good, or bad, this team is.” - Chris Novak

“Looked good against the Vols, but the Vols did everything they could to ensure this. I’m figuring this squad out. Saturday in Starkville will be interesting.” - Julian Mitchell

8. South Carolina Gamecocks

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Score: 7.4 | Last Week: 8 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 8

“Can I confidently say I know about South Carolina either? Not really!” - Chris Novak

7. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Score: 7.3 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 10

“Kentucky essentially forced Nick Fitzgerald to throw and... weeeeeellllllll...” - Chris Novak

“How will they respond? Florida is just as tough as Kentucky from an athleticism standpoint. Fitzgerald’s load has to be lessened.” - Julian Mitchell

“I told y’all Fitzgerald would struggle when asked to win with only his arm. Kentucky proved that.” - Tyler Williams

6. Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M v Alabama Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Score: 6.5 | Last Week: 6 | Highest Vote: 6 | Lowest Vote: 8

“A&M took that ‘Bama ass whooping as best they could.” - Chris Novak

“Real nice of Jimbo Fisher to give his friend another ranked win to pad the resume... because Nick Saban needs more help.” - Erik Mauro

5. Kentucky Wildcats

Mississippi State v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Score: 4.5 | Last Week: 7 | Highest Vote: 3 | Lowest Vote: 5

“Hell yeah, UK. Hell yeah.” - Chris Novak

“Imagine seeing the day when Kentucky football is in the upper tier of SEC football. Here we are.” - Erik Mauro

“So, I think we can officially consider this a good team now. I don’t know how good, but good at the very least” - Tyler Williams

4. Auburn Tigers

Arkansas v Auburn Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Score: 4.2 | Last Week: 4 | Highest Vote: 4 | Lowest Vote: 6

“Solid performance from Auburn, but the offense needs some work in a serious way.” - Chris Novak

“They’re still winning but the offense is lacking some pizzazz.” - Julian Mitchell

3. LSU Tigers

Louisiana Tech v LSU Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

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

“LSU survived a scare against LaTech. All systems are still a go in Baton Rouge.” - Chris Novak

“The Joe Burrow breakout game we’ve been eagerly awaiting could happen on Saturday.” - Julian Mitchell

2. Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia v Missouri Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Score: 2.0| Last Week: 2 | 2nd Place Votes: 2

“Georgia is Georgia.” - Chris Novak

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (12)

Texas A&M v Alabama Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Last Week: 1 | First-Place Votes: 11

“Alabama gonna Alabama.” - Chris Novak

“It’s time to start a #TuaInterceptionWatch. Kid is ridiculous.” - Julian Mitchell


Power Rankings Ballots - Week 5

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 4 10 2 5 3 11 7 12 8 13 6 9
Robert O'Neill 1 14 4 10 2 5 3 11 6 12 8 13 7 9
Cam Newton 1 14 4 10 2 5 3 12 7 11 8 13 6 9
Julian Mitchell 1 14 4 10 2 5 3 11 7 9 8 13 6 12
Alex Dusza 1 14 4 8 2 5 3 9 10 11 6 13 7 12
Matthew Gelenites 1 13 4 10 2 3 5 10 7 10 6 14 8 12
Erik Mauro 1 14 5 10 2 4 3 11 6 9 7 13 8 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 5 9 2 3 4 11 8 10 7 13 6 12
Tyler Williams 1 13 4 10 2 5 3 11 8 9 7 14 6 12
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 14 4 12 2 5 3 10 7 9 8 13 6 11
Zach Remelius 1 14 4 10 2 5 3 12 7 9 8 13th 6 11
AVERAGE 1 13.8 4.2 9.9 2.0 4.5 3.3 10.8 7.3 10.1 7.4 13.2 6.5 11
#1 VOTES 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HIGHEST VOTE 1 14 5 12 2 5 5 12 10 12 8 14 8 12
LOWEST VOTE 1 13 4 8 2 3 3 9 6 9 6 13 6 9