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Team Speed Kills’ SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 5

Another week, another round of power rankings!

Mississippi State v Auburn Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Welcome to our fourth edition of Power Rankings for the 2019 season!

This week’s edition of power rankings feature 11 of our staff members who were able to chip in votes for the Power Rankings. Here they are!

14. Tennessee Volunteers

Average: 13.82 | Highest Vote: 13th | Lowest Vote: 14th | Last Week: 13th (-1)

“Even on a bye week, Tennessee falls. That’s unfortunate.” - Chris Novak

“I’m interested to see what kind of fight they put up against UGA. Hopefully the players haven’t completely punted on the season already.” - Julian Mitchell

13. Arkansas Razorbacks

Average: 13.00 | Highest Vote: 12th | Lowest Vote: 14th | Last Week: 14th (+1)

“The Razorbacks looked competent in their loss at Cowboys Stadium, but couldn’t do enough to get the job done.” - Robert O’Neill

“So close, Arkansas... so close.” - Chris Novak

“How many more close losses to A&M can this fanbase endure?” - Julian Mitchell

“The Hogs looked a lot better in a close loss vs A&M, but they’ll have to win a game at some point to start washing the taste of the San Jose State loss out of their mouths.” - Josh Rothenberg

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

Average: 11.73 | Highest Vote: 10th | Lowest Vote: 13th | Last Week: 12th (<—>)

“Vandy stays neutral after edging by Northern Illinois. Hey, that’s not the worst thing int he world, right?” - Chris Novak

11. Kentucky Wildcats

Average: 10.73 | Highest Vote: 10th | Lowest Vote: 12th | Last Week: 9th (-2)

“A rough loss to South Carolina slides Kentucky down to 11th. UK has a bye this week, but gets a chance to get back off the schneid when they play Arkansas in two weeks. Intrigued to see what happens.” - Chris Novak

“Looks like we may be seeing the Lynn Bowden era at QB. If the Cats lose to Arkansas, it will be full on shooty hoops mode in the Bluegrass.” - Julian Mitchell

10. Ole Miss Rebels

Average: 10.36 | Highest Vote: 9th | Lowest Vote: 12th | Last Week: 10th (<—>)

“Well, at least you covered, Ole Miss.” - Chris Novak

“I think the next two games vs. Vandy and Mizzou are very winnable for the Rebels if they can keep the running game rolling.” - Julian Mitchell

9. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Average: 9.36 | Highest Vote: 9th | Lowest Vote: 11th | Last Week: 8th (-1)

“I was absolutely wrong about Mississippi State this year. They do not look great at all, and that curb-stomping they took at the hands of Auburn only furthered that notion.” - Chris Novak

“The bye week comes at a great time.” - Julian Mitchell

8. South Carolina Gamecocks

Average: 7.73 | Highest Vote: 7th | Lowest Vote: 8th | Last Week: 11th (+3)

“Nowhere to go but up for South Carolina after this week’s events. They hop up three spots this week, and hey, it’s deserved.” - Chris Novak

“This d-line can make a case for best in the East when they’re on.” - Julian Mitchell

7. Texas A&M Aggies

Average: 6.73 | Highest Vote: 6th | Lowest Vote: 8th | Last Week: 6th (-1)

“A&M looked really shaky after edging Arkansas. I am honestly surprised their lowest vote was merely 8th.” - Chris Novak

6. Missouri Tigers

Average: 6.55 | Highest Vote: 6th | Lowest Vote: 8th | Last Week: 7th (+1)

“Mizzou moved up without even playing a game. Nice!” - Robert O’Neill

“Nowhere to go but up for Mizzou, even after the bye.” - Chris Novak

5. Florida Gators

Average: 5.00 | 5th Place Votes: 11 | Last Week: 5th (<—>)

“A mighty stern test awaits the Gators in The Swamp this week.” - Chris Novak

“Now we get to see if the Gators are for real in these next couple of weeks.” - Julian Mitchell

4. Auburn Tigers (1)

Average: 3.27 | 1st Place Votes: 1 | Lowest Vote: 4th | Last Week: 4th (<—>)

“Gonna have to really consider Auburn as the #1 team in the land based on resume alone if they get the job done at UF this weekend.” - Chris Novak

“They are looking like the most complete team in the conference right now.” - Julian Mitchell

“Auburn looks like a legit top 5/10 team, which is great for potential chaos down the line.” - Josh Rothenberg

3. Georgia Bulldogs

Average: 3.09 | Highest Vote: 2nd | Lowest Vote: 4th | Last Week: 3rd (<—>)

“Is the gap between Georgia and Auburn closing? It sure seems like it.” - Robert O’Neill

“Georgia is back in action and, preferably for their sake, they blow the doors off Tennessee in Knoxville this week.” - Chris Novak

2. LSU Tigers

Average: 2.55 | Highest Vote: 2nd | Lowest Vote: 4th | Last Week: 2nd (<—>)

“Utah State-LSU at 11 a.m. will be... intriguing perhaps? Maybe?” - Chris Novak

“LSU seemingly fixed their defensive woes, pitching a shutout vs idle.” - Josh Rothenberg

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (10)

Average: 1.09 | First-Place Votes: 10 | Lowest Vote: 2nd | Last Week: 1

“Bama... is still Bama.” - Chris Novak

270+ rushing yards allowed to Ole Miss?! Idk idk.” - Julian Mitchell

Power Rankings Ballot - Week 8

Writer Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Mississippi State Missouri South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Writer Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Mississippi State Missouri South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Chris Novak 2 14 5 3 4 8 1 10 11 9 7 13 6 12
Erik Mauro 1 14 4 3 5 9 2 10 11 7 8 13 6 12
Jonathan Waldrop 1 14 5 4 3 9 2 11 10 6 8 13 7 12
Josh Rothenberg 2 14 5 3 4 9 1 10 11 8 7 13 6 12
Julian Mitchell 2 14 5 3 4 9 1 11 10 8 7 13 6 12
Matt Gelenites 2 14 4 3 5 9 1 11 10 8 7 12 6 13
Mike McMurray 2 14 4 3 5 9 1 10 11 8 6 13 7 12
Niesha Middlebrooks 2 14 5 3 4 9 1 11 10 8 7 13 6 12
Rob O'Neill 2 14 4 3 5 8 1 10 11 9 6 13 7 12
Tyler Williams 1 14 5 3 4 9 2 10 11 8 7 13 6 12
Zach Remelius 2 14 5 3 4 7 1 10 11 8 9 6 12
Average 1.73 14.00 4.64 3.09 4.27 8.64 1.27 10.36 10.64 7.91 7.18 12.90 6.27 12.09
No. 1 Votes 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highest Vote 1 14 4 3 3 7 1 10 10 6 6 12 6 12
Lowest Vote 2 14 5 4 5 9 2 11 11 9 9 13 7 13