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SEC Power Poll: week two

Here's our inaugural SEC Power Poll,  hosted by SB Nation South Carolina blog Garnet and Black Attack. And yes, I'm calling it "week two" to be consistent with our BlogPoll ballot, which spits out "week two" probably because the preseason poll is "week one." So there.

  1. LSU. Now these guys have some defensive tackles.
  2. Georgia. If CfaJ says that the Dawgs are the best SEC team he saw this week, then that's good enough for me, except I'm now wondering whether he qualified that statement with "in the East" or whether he missed the LSU-Mississippi State game.
  3. Florida. That these guys looked phenomenal irritates me to no end. The Gators played a cupcake and the Vols played a national title contender this week. Which team will benefit from its chosen strategy in two weeks? Stay tuned.
  4. Arkansas. Okay, it was Troy, but they won 46-26, and McFadden and Jones apparently kept themselves interested by scoring in a variety of ways like two guys playing H-O-R-S-E.
  5. Steve Spurrier. The Gamecocks let the Ragin' Cajuns back into the game after going up 14-0, but then pulled away. Remember, Blake Mitchell wasn't playing.
  6. Auburn. The outlook was bleak for the Tigers for much of the game against Kansas State, but Auburn scored twice in the last two minutes of the game. Somebody really ought to block Quentin Groves on key plays.
  7. Tennessee. We were the only ranked SEC team to play a ranked opponent this week, so this may be too low. We'll see.
  8. Alabama. 52-6 against Western Carolina. Okay, but let's see what you do next week at Vandy.
  9. Kentucky. Hmm. Let's treat the Wildcats' 50-10 against Eastern Kentucky the same way as Alabama's half-a-hundred against its opening cupcake. We'll know more about Kentucky in week three when they play Louisville.
  10. Vanderbilt. See No. 8.
  11. Ole  Miss. A win over Memphis is nothing to scoff at, but Da Coach O's team nearly squandered a 23-7 lead with a little over a minute left to play in the third quarter. PUHLAYFUTBAWFOQUATAHS!
  12. Mississippi State. Six interceptions. Futility defined.

SEC
Overall
School W-L Pct. PF PA W-L Pct. PF PA 2006 Home Away Neu. vs. Div. Top 25 Streak
EASTERN DIVISION
Florida 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 49 3 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Georgia 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 35 14 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Kentucky 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 50 10 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
S. Carolina 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 28 14 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Tennessee 0-0 .000 0 0 0-1 .000 31 45 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 L1
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 41 17 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
WESTERN DIVISION
LSU 1-0 1.000 45 0 1-0 1.000 45 0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 W1
Alabama 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 52 6 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Arkansas 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 46 26 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Auburn 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 23 13 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Ole Miss 0-0 .000 0 0 1-0 1.000 23 21 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Miss. State 0-1 .000 0 45 0-1 .000 0 45 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 L1

Now that I'm done coloring that thing, let's give props to Tennessee and Vandy for bucking the conventional colors of blue-ish or red-ish.