Here's the RTT ballot for the fifth SEC Power Poll (I missed last week's), hosted by SB Nation South Carolina blog Garnet and Black Attack.
- LSU. Lost a little yowza in the first half against Tulane, but found it in the locker room at halftime.
- Kentucky. Yeah, I don't like it, either, but what are you going to do when they beat Louisville and Arkansas? First SEC East test this week against Steve Spurrier.
- Steve Spurrier. Speaking of . . . probably tied with Nebraska for the second-best loss in the nation (to LSU). Combine that with a good win over Georgia, and, well, here they are.
- Georgia. And aren't the seques working nicely this evening? One loss to Steve Spurrier suddenly looks better than Florida's one loss at home to two-loss Auburn.
- Auburn. Indeed, they are working nicely. But talk about Barney Jekyl and Bubba Hyde, how do you lose to both South Florida and Mississippi State and then beat Florida in the Swamp?
- Florida. I swear I didn't plan this. Yeah, you could make a case that one loss to Auburn is better than a loss to Mississippi State and another loss to South Florida. But that would mean that you're a Gator, so have a seat, counselor. Gators don't get no justice in these here parts.
- Tennessee. As I said in the BlogPoll draft ballot: "Yoo-hoo! Did you forget about us? You know, the team that got blown out twice already this year? Yeah, well those were away games at Cal and at Florida. Them's two pretty good teams. Is two such losses to good teams worse than one loss to an unranked team? To avoid inadvertently taking home the CK award this week, I'm going with two losses being worse."
- Alabama. Little Nicky Satan on the hot seat after only two losses? Let's see: four mil a year, twelve games, that's $333,333 per game. That's $666,666 he's cost the University of Alabama so far this year. Coincidence? I think not.
Arkansas. The Hogs
have only lost once, but boycould theyreally use a receiver.
- Mississippi State. I like Croom, and I hope he knocks some other SEC foe off this season. Just not in two weeks.
- Ole Miss . WENOLONGAHINDATWELFSPAHT!
- Vanderbilt. Affirmative. Our gentlemen athletes have, in fact, taken up residence in the locale of their birthright.