ESPN SEC Power Rankings...UF #9

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    This latest SEC poll looks about right to me. What say you? Hey, at least we got in one top 10 list. :grin:

    1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC; last week: 1): The Crimson Tide were off last week, which sets up perfectly for Alabama's home showdown with LSU this weekend. Knock Alabama's cakewalk of an October all you want, but the Tide allowed just 20 points last month while scoring 45 or more in all four games.

    2. Auburn (8-1, 4-1 SEC; LW: 2): The offense wasn't totally exciting in the win over Arkansas, but it's pretty clear that running back Tre Mason is knocking on the door of the elite running backs club in the SEC. He's third in the league with 921 rushing yards and leads the conference with 13 touchdowns. There's no need for Auburn to throw much when the Tigers are rushing for 5.1 yards per carry and crossing the 230-yard mark.

    3. Texas A&M (7-2, 3-2 SEC; LW: 3): We've been waiting to see a complete performance from the Aggies, and they looked pretty good on both sides of the ball against an overmatched UTEP team. Who cares what kind of talent the Miners didn't have; A&M needed this kind of game to start November. Behind six Johnny Manziel touchdowns and a defense that allowed just 198 yards and 3.2 yards per play, the Aggies rolled 57-7.

    4. South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC; LW: 4): The Gamecocks are a victory over Florida away from sitting back and rooting for Ole Miss and Texas A&M to knock off Missouri and for Auburn to take down Georgia. If all that happens, the Gamecocks, who dismantled Mississippi State 34-16 on Saturday, will be headed to Atlanta for the SEC championship game. Also, running back Mike Davis has been excellent and leads the SEC with 1,058 yards.

    5. Missouri (8-1, 4-1 SEC; LW: 5): The Tigers throttled Tennessee 31-3 at home and still control their own destiny in the SEC East. Missouri hit the 500-yard mark on offense for the fifth time this season and harassed the Vols' offense all day, forcing three turnovers and allowing just 334 yards.

    6. LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC; LW: 6): The Tigers were off, which gives them an extra week to prepare for No. 1 Alabama. LSU has had a problem with focus in the last couple of games, but don't expect that to be an issue in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU won the last time it was there and gave Alabama a heck of a game last season. LSU, averaging 480 yards of offense per game, will be only the third team Alabama has faced that is averaging more than 400 yards.

    7. Georgia (5-3, 4-2 SEC; LW: 7): Aaron Murray picked up his third consecutive victory over Florida and the Bulldogs are right back in the East race. They still need Mizzou to lose two more SEC games, but the Dawgs aren't out of it by any means. Georgia's 23-20 victory over the Gators wasn't exactly pretty with its second-half play, but the Dawgs put up 414 yards on the SEC's then-No. 1 defense.

    8. Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 SEC; LW: 8): The Rebels were off, but should still have some momentum churning after consecutive victories. The Rebels rank eighth in the conference in total offense (462.3) and sixth in total defense (379.4). Now, Ole Miss prepares to host an Arkansas team that has lost six in a row.

    9. Florida (4-4, 3-3 SEC; LW: 9): It's been a very long and very frustrating season for the Gators. With their loss to Georgia, they are looking at a 6-6 season after winning 11 last year. But with Vanderbilt next, 5-7 certainly isn't out of the question. This team is struggling in all phases of the game, Will Muschamp is feeling the heat and it's clear that Florida's stale offense is too limited to drastically improve.

    10. Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC; LW: 10): Freshman Josh Dobbs is now the guy at quarterback, but he had a rough debut as the Vols' starter in the loss to Missouri. He threw for 240 yards, but had two interceptions and was sacked twice. This team still has a long way to go on both sides of the ball, but there has to be some encouragement with Dobbs' play. He certainly isn't perfect, and he needs a lot more help around him, but is composure has been better than expected.

    11. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4 SEC; LW: 11): After being blown out by Texas A&M, the Commodores were off. This team really is hurting without Chris Boyd on offense, and injuries on defense haven't helped. But Vanderbilt is still very much in the postseason race and takes on a Florida team that has now dropped three games in a row.

    12. Mississippi State (4-4, 1-3 SEC; LW: 12: The Bulldogs' two-game winning streak ended with a blowout loss to South Carolina. The Bulldogs hung around in the first half, but were outscored 17-6 in the second half. It didn't help the Bulldogs that quarterback Dak Prescott threw three interceptions after throwing just three on the season coming in. With Texas A&M, Alabama and Ole Miss remaining, making a bowl game won't be easy.

    13. Arkansas (3-6, 0-5 SEC; LW: 13): A very long season for the Razorbacks only got longer with their 35-17 loss to Auburn. The good news for the Hogs is that the defense had one of its better performances in conference play and the offense hit the 300-yard mark for the first time since Sept. 28. But there just aren't enough working parts on either side of the ball for this team to be competitive under Bret Bielema.

    14. Kentucky (2-6, 0-4 SEC; LW: 14): After losing five in a row, the Wildcats got back into the win column with a 48-14 victory over Alabama State. The competition wasn't great, but Mark Stoops and this bunch will take any wins they can at this point. Banged-up quarterback Jalen Whitlow had an impressive day, rushing for 101 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for 186 yards and two more scores. One of his rushing touchdowns came on an 88-yard run in the first quarter.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/73700/sec-power-rankings-week-10-4
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    Painful, very very painful......
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    and painfully true...sigh
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    We will see if we lose a spot today. Our wins are against teams below us
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    Vandy and Miss State are both better than us.

    Probably Tennessee too.
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    Lots of fsu fans out this morning. Bunch of clowns.
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    I feel pretty on board with this ranking unfortunately but I would put us at 8, ahead of Ole Miss. If we were healthy I think we have the potential to beat every team with the exception of Bama. I think even now we have the capability to do it. We're not as far off as some around here think.
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    Ole Miss would eat us for lunch. I'd put us at 12 or 13. I doubt we would beat Arky again.
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    No way, Ole Miss would mop the floor with us.
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    Looks like we are gonna drop a might lower after today.
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    10 and dropping
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    Even that's generous.
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    Not sure we beat Tennessee and Arkansas right now.
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    I would agree and I will say UF's offensive line would be ranked #14 in the SEC.
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    After today, we are #14.
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    Still too high. Haha.
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    Yup
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    Pretty sad....but true.

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