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Team Speed Kills’ SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 8

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 LSU at Mississippi State Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to the latest edition of Team Speed Kills’ SEC Football 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. And they are, without a doubt, the most contentious rankings we’ve had yet!

14. Arkansas Razorbacks

Average: 14.0 | 14th Place Votes: 11 | Last Week: 13th (-1)

“To the bottom they go.” — Chris Novak

“I don’t understand why Chad Morris didn’t give anyone else a chance at QB last week.” — Mike McMurray

13. Tennessee Volunteers

Average: 12.91 | Highest Vote: 12th | Lowest Vote: 13th | Last Week: 12th (-1)

“There was no real shame in losing to Alabama like that. But such is life in the week-to-week rankings.” — Chris Novak

“Valiant effort, but in the end, Tennessee is gonna Tennessee.” — Mike McMurray

12. Vanderbilt Commodores

Average: 11.3 | Highest Vote: 12th | Lowest Vote: 13th | Last Week: 14th (+2)

“What a win for Vandy! Now... that was a bad loss for Mizzou. A REALLY bad loss. But, what a win for Vandy!” — Chris Novak

“Well, way to go Derek Mason. That was vintage Vandy; good defense and just enough big plays on offense.” — Mike McMurray

11. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Average: 10.64 | Highest Vote: 10th | Lowest Vote: 11th | Last Week: 11th (<—>)

“No real shame in getting cut up by LSU. But, such is life. They haven’t looked particulary good but are probably gonna be stuck here for a while unless something dramatic happens.” — Chris Novak

“Not a bad effort, they held LSU to their season low.” — Mike McMurray

10. Ole Miss Rebels

Average: 10.3 | Highest Vote: 10th | Lowest Vote: 11th | Last Week: 9th (-1)

“I still have no real idea of how to rank them but they’re far from the worst team in the SEC or even second or third.” — Chris Novak

“Not a bad effort, but the passing game isn’t quite there.” — Mike McMurray

9. Kentucky Wildcats

Average: 8.64 | Highest Vote: 7th | Lowest Vote: 9th | Last Week: 10th (+1)

“Well, they lost a slop fest to Georgia. Not much we can really do here but put them here.” — Chris Novak

“The offense looked like they have a WR playing QB this week.” — Mike McMurray

8. Missouri Tigers

Average: 7.91 | Highest Vote: 6th | Lowest Vote: 9th | Last Week: 6th (-2)

“Terrible loss, Mizzou. Not terrible enough to drop them super far down, but good grief, Charlie Brown.” — Chris Novak

“Yikes. Mizzou is 0-2 on the road.” — Mike McMurray

“Just when I start to believe in Mizzou and Barry Odom, they lost to Vanderbilt. Typical.” - Robert O’Neill

7. South Carolina Gamecocks

Average: 7.18 | Highest Vote: 6th | Lowest Vote: 9th | Last Week: 7th (<—>)

“Solid enough performance against Florida. But obviously not enough to get the win or move up.” — Chris Novak

“They didn’t get any help from the officials, but they couldn’t move the ball in the 4th quarter.” — Mike McMurray

6. Texas A&M Aggies

Average: 6.27 | Highest Vote: 6th | Lowest Vote: 7th | Last Week: 8th (+2)

“Texas A&M moves up two spots here, and they didn’t really even do too much!” — Chris Novak

“A win is a win.” — Mike McMurray

5. Auburn Tigers

Average: 4.64 | Highest Vote: 4th | Lowest Vote: 5th | Last Week: 5th (<—>)

“I feel content with saying Auburn is one of the five best teams in the SEC. But I also feel content at leaving it at that.” — Chris Novak

“That win over Oregon looks better and better.” — Mike McMurray

4. Georgia Bulldogs

Average: 4.27 | Highest Vote: 3rd | Lowest Vote: 5th | Last Week: 4th (<—>)

“I debated about putting Georgia fifth but I kept them at fourth. Now, will that change going forward? We’ll see.” — Chris Novak

“The offense isn’t explosive at all, but it’s all about surviving at this point. Win out, and Georgia is in the CFP.” — Mike McMurray

“Georgia has to get things figured out on offense. Period.” - Robert O’Neill

3. Florida Gators

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

“Florida is gooooooood. They’re going to cause problems for Georgia at the WLOCP.” — Chris Novak

“Florida gets a very much needed bye week.” — Mike McMurray

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (3)

Average: 1.73 | First Place Votes: 3 | Lowest Vote: 2nd | Last Week: 1st (-1)

“It’s not that Alabama isn’t great. It’s just I think that LSU is better.” — Chris Novak

“No Tua, no problem. But I’ll raise the question for the Dolphins, is Tua injury prone?” — Mike McMurray

1. LSU Tigers (8)

Average: 1.27 | First-Place Votes: 8 | Lowest Vote: 2nd | Last Week: 2nd (+1)

“They are the top cats in the SEC now.” — Chris Novak

“I guess the only way to slow down Joe Burrow is to pants him.” — Mike McMurray

“Can we advance to Alabama/LSU already?” - Robert O’Neill

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