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SEC Power Poll: week three

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RTT's SEC Power Poll ballot for this week. The numbers repeatedly referred to below are the same ones I use for the RTT BlogPoll ballot. This week, however, I did actually adhere to the "power poll" concept by basically just guessing who I thought would be beat whom on a neutral field. Still, the numbers from the teams' respective resumes aren't irrelevant, so you know.

  • Florida. Based on what they did to Miami and Georgia's struggles against South Carolina, I'd say Florida beats the Gators Dawgs relatively comfortably. The Gators have a potent offense and a defense that appears to be even better than South Carolina's, which is very good. Doom for Dawgs.
  • Georgia. Georgia's still the second-best team, though, and perhaps they worked out the kinks against Spurrier. Let's hope not.
  • LSU. Too early to tell, really, but the Tigers' defensive stats appear to be even better than Florida's. Of course, they haven't played Miami, either, but . . .
  • Alabama. One good game, one stinker. Who knows?
  • Kentucky. Surprise! 'Cats here despite losing Andre' Woodson!
  • Auburn. First in the country in third down defense. Third in opponents' points per game. Giving up a mere safety in an entire game will do that. Good thing they scored a field goal.
  • Tennessee. I want to like this team, I really do. Losing to UCLA, who lost 59-0 to BYU, though, ouch. Scoring a mere 14 points against the nation's second-worst defense in the first half of the game and scoring nearly two touchdowns less against them than did Tulsa and Florida Interatlanticcontinentaldivide, oy. At least there's always . . .
  • Vanderbilt. Yeah, I know. Not always.
  • South Carolina. Spurrier looked like a mad man against Georgia, hair ruffled, crazed eyes. He's only a few years from the Alzheimer's Unit at the nursing home, I think.
  • Mississippi. This team wears red and blue.
  • Arkansas. This team ran its coach off last season and is settling nicely into the bottom of the league.
  • Mississippi State. Self-Croom.

Full chart after the jump.

Rank Team WL SOS PED RD 3DO TD PEO EXP OPPG TO 3DD AVG R W AVG
17
Florida
1
99
4
13
19
3
34
116
6
62
15
33.82
191.09
7
Georgia
1
28
49
12
12
40
19
90
27
31
51
32.73
165.45
18
LSU
1
99
8
5
40
12
67
77
10
33
14
33.27
203.36
13
Alabama
1
74
26
1
9
13
60
95
9
55
17
32.73
180.64
19
Kentucky
1
43
18
7
99
24
93
38
5
83
11
38.36
211.27
23
Auburn
1
43
15
9
108
10
103
84
3
67
1
40.36
225.27
70
Tennessee
65
99
12
20
61
30
96
116
27
23
68
56.09
450.36
32
Vanderbilt
1
40
51
38
48
68
73
84
39
93
66
54.64
273.36
57
South Carolina
80
23
9
46
70
9
69
66
21
88
29
46.36
409.09
53
Mississippi
41
74
71
51
31
57
36
26
61
45
72
51.36
382.27
36
Arkansas
1
99
55
50
11
43
28
109
76
29
75
52.36
289.73
65
Mississippi St.
80
28
5
36
109
20
97
38
18
103
10
49.45
436.64